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Sundance Review: A.C.O.D.

11:00 AM on 01.28.2013

Arrested Development


No longer just an alternative, divorce is practically inevitable. A.C.O.D. is a feel-good comedy with a cynical stance on marriage. Writer-director Stuart Zicherman doesn't say anything profound in this debut, but a strong comedic cast prop up his limp material.

A.C.O.D.
Director: Stu Zicherman
Rating: NR
Country: USA
Release Date: January 23, 2013 (Sundance Film Festival)

A.C.O.D. (or Adult Children of Divorce) follows restaurant owner Carter (Adam Scott), who is in the uncomfortable position of bringing his argumentative parents together for his brother's wedding. When Carter discovers a book his written about the effects his parents' divorce had on him as a child, his reality starts to fall apart and he no longer knows what he wants out of his relationship or his parents, who are suddenly hooking up for sex after years of separation.

Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jane Lynch, Richard Jenkins, Clark Duke, Catherine O'Hara -- A.C.O.D. is full of top-notch comedic talents that seem to have a hard time earning the spotlight in Hollywood. Despite all involved putting their best foot forward here, I don't think A.C.O.D. will help launch any careers. If it does launch any, Scott is most deserving in his lead role played with a collective cool and nuance that makes him pleasing to watch even with lackluster material.

66
Decent. This film may not have attempted to do anything special or interesting, but it was nonetheless enjoyable. Catch it at a matinee. Check out more reviews or the Flixist score guide.






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