Written October 22, 2013
Along with a great roster of supporting characters (the great Catherine O'Hara! Amy Poehler!) Scott brings his dry sense of humor to this entertaining film. I wasn't blown away by it, but did enjoy it overall.
There are quite a few familiar faces in the movie, such as the always entertaining Jane Lynch.
It's a fair entry into the current list of independent films that are now showing.
Written January 28, 2015
I thought this was a very entertaining movie, a rueful comedy. It's exactly the kind that I expect many professional critics to dislike because it is neither tragic nor anguished enough to satisfy those who prefer dark stories. But there are a lot of laughs, some straight from the belly, and some decent insights into human nature if not an attempt to go too deep into those questions.
The direction was pedestrian, but it doesn't matter. The script must have been pretty good, and the actors do a great job with it. Frankly, even ignoring Adam Scott, who does a very solid job in the lead role, this is a film worth seeing just for the acting. The comic timing of Richard Jenkins, Jane Lynch and Catherine O'Hara are fabulous and their use of body language is remarkable. Amy Poehler and Ken Howard are superb in their roles.
I cannot imagine anyone failing to enjoy this film. Easy watching combined with some enjoyable insights. Just go. Far better than Apatow.
Written February 27, 2015
A.C.O.D. was extremely entertaining, funny and poignant. I loved it as did my teenage daughter - best movie we have seen in a while!
Written January 31, 2015
The film deal with a tough subject--adult children of divorce. It is well-acted, beautifully written and directed. It is at times funny, sad, moving and seems painfully honest. I'd recommend it for ages 16 and up.
Written October 06, 2013
very funny sensitive movie cheers to the writers and director who made us smile through all