Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Director Stu Zicherman's debut feature A.C.O.D., which stands for Adult Children of Divorce, stars Adam Scott as Carter, a successful restaurateur whose divorced parents, Hugh (Richard Jenkins) and Melissa (Catherine O'Hara), haven't spoken in nearly a decade. Carter was always the peacemaker in the family and now that his younger brother Trey (Clark Duke) is getting married, Tre has asked Carter to use all his diplomatic skills to convince his parents to spend one day in the same room without tearing each other to shreds and embarrassing themselves or Trey on his wedding day. When Carter's efforts bring about consequences he could not have imagined, he must come face-to-face with his own never-resolved issues, including his reluctance to get engaged to his longtime girlfriend Lauren (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The supporting cast includes Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler.
divorce, family, grown-ups, survey