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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) 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:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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 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

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