Divorce is an increasingly ubiquitous aspect of American family life, so the burden on any film that centers on the topic is finding a new way to approach it. First-time director Stu Zicherman attempts just that in A.C.O.D., dealing with the childhood ramifications of divorce decades down the road. Adam Scott stars as Carter, an adult caught between his still warring parents (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) leading up to his brother’s wedding. When he finds out that he was unknowingly a part of a study on children of divorce run by a researcher (Jane Lynch) looking to obtain data on Adult Children Of Divorce, he delves back into his childhood trauma. The rest of the cast features Jessica Alba, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Scott’s Parks And Recreation co-star Amy Poehler.
A.C.O.D. opens in Chicago on October 11, but we’ve got passes to an early screening on Monday, October 7 at the Landmark Century. Just follow this link and enter your contact info to RSVP to the screening. Read a synopsis and watch the trailer below:
A.C.O.D. follows Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having survived the zaniness of his parents’ divorce as a child, he now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend. But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged, it’s up to Carter to reunite his bitterly divorced parents (Catherine O’Hara and Richard Jenkins) for the wedding. When Carter seeks counsel from his childhood shrink (Jane Lynch), he discovers that he was part of a divorce study and the chaos of his childhood returns.