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A.C.O.D. Movie Review Summary

Actors: Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Richard Jenkins

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This is the story of a successful man who has always played the fixer in his family. He has been put into the middle of all of his families drama for many years. After realizing that his counselor wrote a book on his dysfunctional family, he decided to confront his family on the errors of their ways.
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Carter (Adam Scott) is middle aged man who is very successful. He also has a very supportive girlfriend. However, behind all of that success is a dysfunctional family. His mother and his father have always put him in the middle of their problems. Carter is an adult child of divorce. On top of his parents issues, his brother just got engaged. When this happens, Carter tries to get his parents to be civil again and tries to get everything in order for his brother's wedding.
Best part of story, including ending: I really liked this story because their are so many dysfunctional families out there, especially those with adult children of divorce. This story is very realistic.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was in the beginning of the movie when Carter was a child and was about to blow out his birthday candles. In the background his parents are arguing. This is my favorite scene because it shows the whole background to the whole movie.

Opinion about the main character: I like Carter's ambition to reunite his family when his brother gets engaged. This is very similar to my ambition with my family.

The review of this Movie prepared by Cara Gilmore a Level 2 American Robin scholar

Script Analysis of A.C.O.D.

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   dysfunctional family How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   waitor/waitress Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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