Directed by Stu Zicherman
A grown man is still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15 year divorce. He discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.
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★★★½ review by Jakob on Letterboxd
★★★★ review by Josh on Letterboxd
Majorly forgetful. The only reason I don't feel bad about disliking it is Clark Duke, who officially is the worst.
★★★★½ review by Eric Kuiper on Letterboxd
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★★★★ review by Seanski J on Letterboxd
“You have both turned a nine year marriage into a hundred year war.”
I watched this movie on a recommendation from a friend and I’m grateful that I did. “A.C.O.D.” stands for Adult Children of Divorce. We all have heard that stat that over half of marriages end in divorce. We get to see a little bit into that world with this film. My parents have been married since before I was born so I don’t know much about the family dynamics of divorce. I was pleased to see that, while there are jokes and many funny moments, this film takes it self rather seriously. I can’t imagine some of the chaos in these family gatherings.
Everyone involved here, besides maybe Clark Duke, seem like real characters. I just couldn’t get Duke wearing weird bandannas like something a dog named Rascal would wear. I wouldn’t say anybody alone carried this film but, to me, it really was one of Adam Scott’s best roles. I felt the frustration and agitation with him throughout this movie. On top of that we get great performances from Catherine O’Hara and Richard Jenkins. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was quiet and reserved and I thought excellent in this. Jessica Alba even shows up in a surprisingly small, but important role.
I was impressed that they didn’t take the easy way and go for the feels or try to get you tearing up. The music was light and fitting. The direction had this breezy, summer feel to it that I very much enjoyed. I laughed, I raged, and I ended the film with a big smile on my face. There’s not much more you could ask for in a film.
★★★★½ review by Andrew Jones on Letterboxd
It's big, it's broad at times, and wouldn't go amiss if a major studio were to release it mid-summer, it's a great, audience-winning film full of charm, wit, heart and honesty with an amazing performance by its cast.
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