What parents need to know

Parents need to know that A.C.O.D. is a comedy about children who grew up with divorced parents. It definitely has bite and does deal with mature themes, specifically how kids fare when they're in a combative household that ends up in an acrimonious split. Parents bicker (and worse) in front of kids, and adults behave like children, with their kids having to clean up their messes. There's some sex talk, fooling around, and partial nudity -- a man's backside is glimpsed in the middle of what appears to be a sexual act -- as well as swearing (including "c--t" and "f--k"). Adults participate in social drinking; one smokes, and another is asked whether they want to get high.

  • Families can talk about A.C.O.D.'s take on divorce and how it impacts both children and adults. Does it seem realistic?

  • How does the movie compare to past cinematic takes on broken marriages and their effect on kids? Does the movie show any alternatives to an acrimonious divorce?

  • How does the movie depict sex? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values on this subject.

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DRINKING & DRUGS
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