• Released
  • September 20, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 28 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Coming-of-Age
  • 13 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Determined to suppress his homosexuality, a college dropout heads to Oregon to reinvent himself.

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60
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The curious thing about C.O.G is that it doesn't play like a straightforward adaptation. Much of the mood comes from ingredients that have...
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The source material may be David Sedaris (this marks the first time the essayist has allowed one of his pieces to be adapted), but the tone...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The wonderfully sad, exhilarating ending proves this filmmaker knew exactly where he was headed the entire time.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Deft director Kyle Patrick Alvarez concocts a subtle brew of sexuality, religion and class that goes down easily, even as the world around...
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75

RogerEbert.com

People going to C.O.G. expecting a re-creation of one of Sedaris's reliably uproarious readings of his own material will be disappointed....
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70

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
The film strikes a fine balance between hilarity and heartbreak.
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67

The Playlist

By Cory Everett
As a standalone feature, it feels like there’s not quite enough there.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Modest and good-looking, the film starts as dark comedy and ends in pathos. Director Alvarez makes the Oregon scenery a character unto...
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40

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Despite smatterings of wit and a stable of skilled performers, C.O.G. struggles to find a consistent tone, its episodic structure veering...
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40

Village Voice

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What was very funny in print becomes serious and occasionally dour onscreen, with fewer laughs than you would expect from a Sedaris project.
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Rated R | For Language and Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Strange, edgy movie based on David Sedaris story.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF