The first trailer and poster have arrived for the acclaimed Sundance comedy A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce). Stu Zicherman’s directorial debut centers on a man (Parks & Recreation’s Adam Scott) who is trying to cope with his parent’s bitter divorce and the fact that he is the subject of a hugely successful book about the psychological effects of divorce. Zicherman and The Daily Show writer-producer Ben Karlin wrote the script, which was once on the blacklist. Check out the trailer and poster below.
Carter (Adam Scott) is a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having survived the madness of his parents’ divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return including his wacky therapist (Jane Lynch). Amy Poehler, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Alba, and Catherine O’Hara co-star.
The film looks like it’s going to be full of humor and heart. Another reason this film is bound to be good is because of the outstanding ensemble cast. There’s no doubt in my mind that Adam Scott is a talented actor. Even though the actor has been mainly a supporting player throughout most of his acting career, he recently proved in Friends With Kids that he has the chops to be just as great in a leading role. It’s also going to be interesting to see his interactions with his Parks & Recreation co-star Amy Poehler in a much different context.
Film Arcade will release A.C.O.D. in theaters on October 4th. What do you think?