C.O.G. (2013)



Critic Consensus: C.O.G.'s plot is a bit meandering, but the characters are always compelling and the ending is richly rewarding.

Movie Info

In the first ever film adaptation of David Sedaris' work, a cocky young man travels to Oregon to work at an apple farm. Out of his element, his lifestyle and notions are picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. (c) Official Site

Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Sedaris, Kyle Patrick Alvarez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 25, 2013
Box Office: $55.3k
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Critic Reviews for C.O.G.

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (13)

Modest and good-looking, the film starts as dark comedy and ends in pathos. Director Alvarez makes the Oregon scenery a character unto itself.

Full Review… | September 20, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Despite smatterings of wit and a stable of skilled performers, "C.O.G." struggles to find a consistent tone, its episodic structure veering from farcical to poignant to dangerously raw.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

a dramedy that keeps you guessing where the main character is going (emotionally and physically) as he drifts from one odd situation to the next.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The film features snappy, hilarious bits among the coming-of-age vignettes, but it loses momentum as it winds toward a finish. You won't grow bored with the characters, but you might check your watch a few times.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

For Sedaris fans, "C.O.G." is a regrettably patronizing washout.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There are a few stretches in C.O.G. where the movie feels like it's dawdling, much like its protagonist. But the wonderfully sad, exhilarating ending proves this filmmaker knew exactly where he was headed the entire time.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Miami Herald
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Audience Reviews for C.O.G.


There are three reasons you would want to watch this film: 1. the main character is played by the very talented Jonathan Groff of Broadway and "Glee" fame. 2. You love the prose of David Sedaris, and seeing as how this film is based off of one of his essays, you are swooning in happiness that this film exists. 3. You love both, like I do.

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Spencer S.

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The awful score is so off-putting and the film unapologetically ambiguous about its intentions (which are never made exactly clear), as though just to place Groff's character from HBO TV series Looking - cocky, awkward and easily intimidated - in this sort of situation and not go anywhere from there.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

I really like Groff's, O'Hare's, and Stoll's performances as well as the film's consistent pitch black tone, I just wish that the ending wasn't so abrupt.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

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