‘A.C.O.D.’ Trailer: Adam Scott Is an Adult Child of Divorce

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Your first question about Stuart Zicherman’s A.C.O.D. will be in reference to what the title stands for; that’s ‘adult child of divorce,’ and it happens to be the film’s primary conceit. Zicherman’s film follows the travails of Carter (Adam Scott), the A.C.O.D. of the title, as he balances the struggles of dealing with his two sparring parents (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) amid the impending nuptials of his younger brother, Trey (Clark Duke). As if divorce wasn’t a bitter enough pill to swallow in the first place.

Your next question may then be about how anyone can wring laughs from the end of a marriage, but divorce comedy has been a longstanding tradition in the movies for decades – choose from contemporary movies like Liar, Liar or classics like Divorce, Italian Style - so Zicherman hasn’t broken any new ground here. Instead, what he appears to have done is assemble a great cast and given them funny, resonant material to work with; reactions at this year’s Sundance were largely positive, so the film is already off to a good start.

More than anything, though, A.C.O.D. looks like a great vehicle for star Adam Scott, best known as one of the principal players on the fantastic Parks and RecreationScott, of course, has appeared in any number of projects, including numerous comedies (notably Party Down) and even the odd horror film (2010′s Piranha 3D), so he’s already demonstrated his chops as a leading man. However, A.C.O.D. puts him front and center of the story more so than any other comedy he has been featured in, and that’s reason enough to get excited.

A C O D Poster A.C.O.D. Trailer: Adam Scott Is an Adult Child of Divorce

Then there’s the rest of the ensemble. Jenkins and O’Hara alone are gold, but they’re joined by Jane Lynch (Glee) and Amy Poehler, here playing Jenkins’ new wife and supplying some awkward moments with Scott (awkward, at least, if you’re a Parks and Rec fan), as well as Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). That’s a well-rounded group, though the trailer makes it look like the ridiculously talented supporting cast might steal a bit of Scott’s thunder. 

What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Does the trailer pique your interest? Let us know in the comments.


A.C.O.D. doesn’t yet have a release date, so stay tuned to Screen Rant as more information becomes available.

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  1. Looks pretty funny!

  2. Looks pretty good, I’ll for sure check this out in theaters!

  3. looks good – marriage is stupid though, somebody always cheats

    • Not always.

  4. Any movie is better with Jane Lynch in it.

  5. Oh Adam Scott you should have never left Party Down.

    • is that why it got cancelled?

  6. I’m not great at this Hallmark stuff, but Brennan, when I look at you now, I don’t want to kick you in the head quite as much.”

    • lol

  7. Look like Jessica Alba’s first good movie in years.

    • I would rather say : looks like Jessica alba first good movie PERIOD ( and yes I know she was in sin city but she wasn’t such a big part of it.

  8. With Richard Jenkins and Adam Scott, I thought this might be a spin off of Step Brothers à la This is 40.

  9. I’m really glad Sean Connery was able to direct this. Having starred in McQ and Bullitt, he’s got a strong handle on the subject matter. Way to go Sean!

  10. I love Adam Scott, so I’ll definitely be checking this out!