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A.C.O.D.

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mature farce about divorce has some hilarious bits.

Movie R 2013 87 minutes
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Adam Scott can sell nearly any joke, so prodigious are his talents and attuned his comic timing; here, he's supported by a dream cast of all-stars (Jenkins, O'Hara, and Amy Poehler stand out). Scott works well in ensembles (exhibit A: TV show Parks and Recreation) and manages to tease out the humor in all possible situations, though he's a bit hampered by an overabundance of them here.

Sometimes it feels like A.C.O.D. is a sitcom translated for the big screen, with multiple characters writ large, devoid of dimension. (See: Jessica Alba as one of the A.C.O.D.s.) And funny as they may be, Carter's parents push the envelope of being abominable, so much so that you almost can't laugh at their insanity. But, as with people, few movies have no issues. A.C.O.D., thankfully, has ones we can live with.

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