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  • Summary: Having survived the madness of his parents' (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara) divorce, Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce now has a successful career and a supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) getsHaving survived the madness of his parents' (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara) divorce, Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce now has a successful career and a supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses (Amy Poehler and Ken Howard) for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Oct 2, 2013
    83
    Adam Scott has a controlled, almost overly impeccable charisma. Handsome, with small precise facial features, he has a witty, hiply downcast delivery that, on screen, can make him seem like a unit unto himself.
  2. Reviewed by: Dan Callahan
    Oct 4, 2013
    75
    A.C.O.D. is a sharp, dark-ish character comedy, settling for a dry tolerance in its point of view that is very appealing and even admirable.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Aug 11, 2013
    70
    Funny but less successful as comedy than as a cry of you-screwed-us-up solidarity.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Weisberg
    Oct 1, 2013
    60
    A.C.O.D. ultimately suffers from a rare affliction: an overkill of editing. Whole scenes—especially the farcical finale—peter out just at the simmering point.
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Oct 15, 2013
    50
    The movie zings when Jenkins is snapping off venomous wisecracks, or O'Hara speaks politically incorrectly with only the best intentions. But those moments aren't enough to raise A.C.O.D. above the level of a failed pilot for a racy pay channel sitcom.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Oct 10, 2013
    50
    Despite an excellent ensemble cast of comedic treasures as well as veterans of drama taking a walk down a lighter aisle, A.C.O.D (i.e. Adult Children of Divorce) delivers only a few sporadic chuckles amidst a slew of clunky scenes.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 3, 2013
    25
    A contrived comedy that could have made an especially weak episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 17, 2014
    6
    “A.C.O.D.” has its moments of hilarity but there just wasn’t enough of them…especially when you consider how many talented comedic performers“A.C.O.D.” has its moments of hilarity but there just wasn’t enough of them…especially when you consider how many talented comedic performers make up the cast. While the performances are great, the characters are interesting and there are some funny moments, the film just isn’t as strong as you would think it would be after just a glance at the cast list. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    3
    Me and my lady friend went through RedBox, searching for something to watch because Netflix has been letting me down. Standing, hitting theMe and my lady friend went through RedBox, searching for something to watch because Netflix has been letting me down. Standing, hitting the next button over and over and over, I was about to give up when I saw this title. Interesting enough, I saw the cast, and again was intrigued.
    Lately we have been on a 'Parks and Rec' kick, so seeing Amy Poehler, we were like... "YES!".

    We got back, put it in, watched and by the end I was very disappointed. With a cast that includes Amy Poehler, Jane Lynch, and Catherine O'Hara I expected something insanely funny with wit around every corner. I wanted, WANTED to pee my pants a little. But none of that happened.

    Sure there were funny moments, a little intrigue, but most of it was spent shaking my head. Random events would happen with no reason, no significance to anything else and you'd NEVER hear of it again once it was over.

    By the end credits, I was sitting with my jaw on the floor wondering where time had went and what I had just seen. I was shocked at the way they ended it....Not in a good way.

    It just... ended... like that. Nothing resolved.

    While I was happy to have gotten it out of my system, I wish I wouldn't have spent the $1.25 and would have went with something else. OR taken my chance with Netflix once again.
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