A.C.O.D. stands for Adult Children of Divorce, and the film follows a man who has spent most of his life dealing with his parent’s divorce.
Sounds cheery, doesn’t it? Well, it’s a comedy.
Carter is the man dealing with his parent’s divorce. He is now in his 30s, but he still has to mediate fights between his parents, which he has been doing since he was a child. He finds out that he was part of a study on children whose parents divorce, which likely really pisses him off.
Carter must figure out a way to get his parents to be civil for a little while because his little brother is getting married.
A.C.O.D. is being directed by Stu Zicherman, who cowrote the film with Ben Karlin. Zicherman wrote one of the drafts of Elektra years ago. So he’s a GENIUS.
A.C.O.D. Release Date
Who’s In It?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead … Lauren
Jessica Alba … Michelle
Adam Scott … Carter
Catherine O’Hara … Melissa
Jane Lynch … Dr. Judith
Amy Poehler … Sondra
Richard Jenkins … Hugh
Clark Duke … Trey
Ken Howard … Gary
Steve Coulter … Charles
Vince Canlas … Mr. Gene Kobayashi
Perry Cox … Carter – age 12/13
What’s Good About It?
A.C.O.D. has a good cast, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Sigh. I am going to love this film.
Also, Adam Scott is pretty funny. I like him on Parks and Recreation.
What’s Bad About It?
Meh. I feel like these stories are always just the writers airing their crap. Unless they’re incredibly talented it just comes across as arrogant. YOUR LIFE IS NOT INTERESTING. Now go make Avatar.
Actually, to be fair, there’s a good chance James Cameron has lived the story of Avatar. He is SOO cool.
Our Clever Prediction
I’m hopeful for A.C.O.D. Adam Scott is really coming along as an actor, though I wonder if he’ll really be able to carry as the lead in a big film. He’s talented, and he’s got charm. And shocking air. He sorta reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog.