Stuart Zicherman’s charming feature debut explores the joys and frustrations of life in a modern family, allowing that romance is never impossible, even for a hopelessly scarred adult child of divorce.
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I'm a little disappointed at the lukewarm reception A.C.O.D. got. Zicherman's very personal film is much better and psychologically more complex than most Indies released in the past 5 years. The third act falls short of the actors' capabilities but it's a true wonder to see Scott and Jenkins riff off each other.
Oh man this should've been incredible...sadly it's a comedy void of much humor and with an ending that wouldn't look out of place in a cookie-cutter sitcom. Only getting 3 stars because of the great cast, if they weren't here it would've been 1 star...
Liked this one quite a bit. The gist of the story is good and not something we've seen a gazillion times before and touches upon both the pain and sometimes absurdity of how people behave in divorces. Being a child of divorce where the parents cannot stay in the same room myself I felt that the tone, while comedic and sardonic, was a good mix of schmaltz and grit. The end was a bit of a cop out, but the ride was fun.
It's not the most perfect movie I've ever seen, but it shows how can ex-married people can work along with their ex-partner. I also liked the credits, those people know exactly how I feel about marriage.