A.C.O.D.

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
APRIL 18, 2014

Adam Scott leads a stellar comedic ensemble cast in a not-so-funny jaunt through exactly what the title suggests, “A.C.O.D.” or “Adult Children Of Divorce.” When you see a cast list filled with Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler (playing against type), Clark Duke, Jessica Alba, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jane Lynch, chances are high that most people will be driven to see that film. Scott plays Carter, who finds out his brother (Duke) is getting married after only a few months of dating someone. Pitted between his dueling divorced parents (Jenkins and O’Hara) and finding out that his childhood counselor (Lynch) wrote a book involving him and his issues with divorce, without his knowledge, Carter goes on a tailspin of meddling with the lives around him all while ruining many of the relationships in his own life. And even though this particular film does not hit its mark comedically, the cast alone is enough to keep it afloat. Almost better than the entire narrative of the film, the credits sequence features short interviews with the crew members who are children of divorce, as they explain their situations, which is a very clever way to ground the film a little more through true to life stories.

RELEASE DATE
October 4, 2013

DIRECTOR
Stu Zicherman

WRITTEN BY
Ben Karlin
Stu Zicherman

STUDIO
The Film Arcade

R
(for language and brief sexual content)

COMEDY
88 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
John Bailey

COMPOSER
Nick Urata

EDITOR
Jeffrey Wolf

CAST
Adam Scott
Richard Jenkins
Catherine O’Hara
Amy Poehler
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Clark Duke
Ken Howard
Jessica Alba
Jane Lynch
Adam Pally

PRODUCED BY
Teddy Schwarzman
Ben Karlin
Tim Perell

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