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Director  Stuart Zicherman
Music director  DeVotchKa, Nick Urata
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Language  English
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Release date  January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23) (Sundance) October 4, 2013 (2013-10-04) (United States, limited)
Writer  Ben Karlin, Stu Zicherman
Initial release  October 4, 2013 (New York City)
Initial DVD release  March 12, 2014 (Australia)
Cast  Adam Scott (Carter), Richard Jenkins (Hugh), Catherine O'Hara (Melissa), Amy Poehler (Sondra), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Lauren), Clark Duke (Trey)
Similar movies  Jane Lynch appears in ACOD and The Three Stooges
Tagline  He's About To Ruin A Perfectly Good Divorce

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A.C.O.D. is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Stu Zicherman, based on a script by Zicherman and Ben Karlin, and starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba and Jane Lynch. The name of the film is an abbreviation for Adult Children of Divorce.


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Teddy Schwarzman produced the film through his Black Bear Pictures production company. Other stars include Richard Jenkins, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Catherine O'Hara, with Ken Howard and Clark Duke in supporting roles.

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The film was released in the U.S. on October 4, 2013.

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Plot summary

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A content and successful man decides to revisit a former counselor to make sense of his brother's wedding and his parents' extremely messy divorce. When he realizes his life has been personified in a book about children of divorce written by his mediocre counselor, he decides to confront his family about their dysfunctional nature.


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  • Adam Scott as Carter
  • Richard Jenkins as Hugh, Carter's father
  • Catherine O'Hara as Melissa, Carter's mother
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Lauren, Carter's girlfriend
  • Clark Duke as Trey, Carter's brother
  • Jane Lynch as Dr. Lorraine Judith
  • Amy Poehler as Sondra, Carter's stepmother and landlord
  • Ken Howard as Gary, Carter's stepfather
  • Valerie Tian as Keiko
  • Jessica Alba as Michelle
  • Adam Pally as Mark

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    Several cast additions were reported in Jenkins (December 7, 2011), Lynch (February 10), Winstead (March 1), Poehler (March 8). On March 20, Variety reported the Howard and Duke joined the cast. Pally's addition was reported in Entertainment Weekly on March 21.


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    Filming began on March 12, 2012 in Atlanta's Castleberry Hill area. It has done some filming at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Scenes were also shot in Decatur at the end of the month. By early April, filming had taken place in Buckhead, near Lake Lanier,

    Alba got temporary tattoos of a trio of roses on her left biceps and a bow on her tailbone for her role in the film from an Atlanta-based artist.


    A.C.O.D. received mixed reviews from critics. Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 50% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 56 reviews, with an average score of 5.5/10. The site's consensus states: "Despite its impressive cast and some sharp observations, A.C.O.D. is neither funny enough nor poignant enough to work as a potent comedy or incisive satire." While had the same type of mixed criticism for the film, the site also roundly praised the performances of Poehler, Lynch, and O'Hara, stating that the film featured "three major comic actresses working at their best level here." Furthermore, the site commended Zicherman's writing and directing, stating that "[h]is first film is a model of what a modern film comedy might be." Manohla Dargis of the New York Times Movie Review, however, criticized the film as "cliched" and "sluggish even at 87 minutes."

    On Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 based on reviews from critics, the film has a score of 50 based on 23 reviews, considered to be "mixed or average reviews".


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