A.C.O.D. (2013)

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A grown man is still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15 year divorce. He discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.

"A.C.O.D". (Adult Children of Divorce) is a 2013 American funny film directed by Stu Zicherman, based upon a script by Zicherman and Ben Karlin. The film includes a stellar cast including Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, and Jane Lynch.

The movie centres on Carter (Adam Scott), an effective and apparently adjusted adult who appears to have actually managed his parents' divorce rather well. He's an accomplished dining establishment owner and averts the dramas of his parents' disastrous divorce by keeping them at arm's length. Nevertheless, his life is tossed into pandemonium when his younger brother Trey (Clark Duke) reveals his engagement. Tasked with making their moms and dads participate in the wedding together, Carter starts to have a hard time as old injuries resume, causing uncomfortable but humorous turmoil.

Plot Overview
The film begins with a young Carter witnessing his parents' ruthless divorce, expertly enduring the wreckage. Fast-forward years later on; Carter is now an effective restaurateur with a long-lasting sweetheart, Lauren (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Regardless of his success, his past injuries begin to seep in when his bro Trey decides to marry his girlfriend after dating for a very brief period.

Carter, believing his brother is making a mistake, visits his youth therapist Judith (Jane Lynch). During the session, Carter deciphers a startling truth - Judith had composed a book utilizing him as the main subject titled "Children of Divorce". She informs him she's now working on a sequel called "A.C.O.D", Adult Children of Divorce and wants him for the research study.

Attempting to avoid a catastrophe at the wedding, Carter attempts to reunite his quarreling parents Hugh (Richard Jenkins) and Melissa (Catherine O'Hara) who are remarried to Sondra (Amy Poehler) and Gary (Ken Howard) respectively. Nevertheless, his efforts result in a lot more difficulty, causing his moms and dads rekindling their love for each other and having an affair. On the other hand, Lauren breaks up with Carter, feeling overlooked and neglected.

The movie is a comic, yet frequently intense exploration of the effect of parental divorce on adult kids and questions traditional family norms. It demonstrates the struggles of Carter as he navigates through special turmoils in his life, caused by his folks' damaging nature and the fear of repeating his moms and dads' errors. Even though he played the peacemaker for his moms and dads' acrimonious relationship, he realizes that he has actually permitted the past to automatically direct his personal life.

At the end of the movie, Carter finally chooses to open to his sensations, which he had actually been suppressing throughout. He accepts his past, breaks up the affair between his parents, and makes an effort to fix his relationship with Lauren.

"A.C.O.D" (Adult Children of Divorce) is a funny yet genuine representation of the long-lasting effects divorce can have on kids, even when they've grown up. The film explores the complexities of relationships and family characteristics and offers a fresh take on the topic of divorce. The impressive performances by Scott, Jenkins, O'Hara, Poehler, and Lynch add appeal to this amusing and informative movie. The movie is an amusing mix of comedy and drama that offers an honest evaluation of the effects of divorce on the household structure.

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