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A.C.O.D. DVD Release Date

ET Online has revealed when A.C.O.D. will hit shelves next year. Continue reading to find out all the details!

Parks and Recreation stars Adam Scott and Amy Poehler share the big screen with an all-star roster in the divorce comedy A.C.O.D., making its debut on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 14, 2014 (and available on Digital January 3) from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The A.C.O.D. Blu-ray includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following special features: Amy Poehler Outtakes; Cast & Crew Discussion; and fun Public Service Announcements: Coping with A.C.O.D.; Be Proud to be an A.C.O.D.; Have You Seen a Shaman?; Are You Awesome?; Commitment-Phobic?; and What Does A.C.O.D. Stand For?
A.C.O.D. stands for Adult Children of Divorce. The film follows Scott’s character, Carter, a successful and well-adjusted adult as he attempts to reunite his bitterly divorced parents (acrimoniously played by Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara in spot-on performances) for the sake of his younger brother’s (Clark Duke) somewhat abrupt wedding plans. Despite having a solid relationship with his supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Carter finds distraction in another woman (Jessica Alba) and the chaos of the whole situation threatens to derail his sanity.

Poehler plays the young wife of Carter’s father who is pretty much the same age as him, and Jane Lynch adds additional comic relief as a therapist who uses Carter’s case as fodder for her books. The film is directed by Stuart Zicherman (ABC’s Six Degrees) and co-written by Zicherman and Modern Family producer/writer Ben Karlin.

Remember! The Spectacular Now will also hit shelves on January 14 so it’ll be a great day to buy Mary’s latest films! 🙂 Which one are you guys looking most forward to owning?

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Mary at A.C.O.D. Premiere

Last night Mary attended the Los Angeles premiere of A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce) and looked totally adorable and ready for the fall season with her outfit. Head to the gallery to check out the photos!


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New Bullett Magazine Outtakes; ACOD Premiere

I’ve added  new photos of Mary’s Bullett Magazine shoot from the summer of 2012 via Michael Donovan’s site. Head to the gallery to check out the shots. They’re fantastic!


Also, the ACOD premiere will be tonight in Los Angeles! Hopefully Mary will attend and if so, be sure to check back soon for the pics!

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Trailer for A.C.O.D. Arrives

The first trailer for director Stuart Zicherman’s comedy ACOD (Adult Children of Divorce) has come online via Yahoo! Movies. Mary has a brief scene in the trailer so keep an eye out for her! The film will be out October 4.

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 (Catherine O’Hara, Richard Jenkins) and their new spouses for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return including his wacky therapist (Jane Lynch)…

I’ve also added screen-caps of Mary in the film. You can see the rest in the gallery.


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Film Arcade And Paramount Team On Sundance Comedy ‘A.C.O.D.’

In a new press release, A.C.O.D. has been picked up by studio distributors Film Arcade & Paramount and will release the film theatrically in North America.

The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today the acquisition of the breakout Sundance comedy A.C.O.D. The Film Arcade will release the film theatrically throughout North America and Paramount Home Media Distribution will manage domestic home entertainment, television licensing and digital distribution, as well as all international distribution.

A.C.O.D., which comedically explores the world of Adult Children of Divorce, marks the directorial debut of Stuart Zicherman (creator of J.J. Abrams/ABC’s “Six Degrees”), who co-wrote the script with Ben Karlin, a producer and writer on “Modern Family” and previously on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. The film features an all-star cast of comedic talent including Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”, Friends with Kids), Richard Jenkins (Step Brothers), Catherine O’Hara (For Your Consideration), Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Clark Duke (“The Office”) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs the World). Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures (Broken City, upcoming At Any Price) fully financed A.C.O.D. and Schwarzman produced the film alongside Karlin and Tim Perell.

A.C.O.D. follows Carter (Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having
survived the madness of his parents’ (Jenkins and O’Hara) divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend (Winstead). But when his younger brother (Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return.

“A.C.O.D. is one of the funniest Sundance films we’ve seen and the audience at its premiere laughed the whole way through”, said The Film Arcade partners. “Stu and his incredible cast have shown us that divorce hurts until you laugh. We look forward to bringing this entertaining film to audiences and adding ‘A.C.O.D.’ to the pop-culture lexicon.”

“We are thrilled that The Film Arcade and Paramount are distributing A.C.O.D.” said
Schwarzman. “We look forward to working closely with both companies, and are so excited for audiences worldwide to see this memorable comedy.”

A release date has yet to be announced.

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A.C.O.D. Among New Films Added to London Sundance Festival

Sundance London, the film and music festival whose sophomore edition kicks off next month, has added three features to its roster. Stuart Zicherman’s A.C.O.D. starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Clark Duke; Sean Ellis’ Sundance Audience Award winner Metro Manila; and Jeff Nichols’ Mud, which premiered in Cannes last year before bowing Stateside in the Spotlight section of Sundance 2013. The festival, which showcases American indie cinema, runs April 25-28 at London’s O2 Arena.

You can buy tickets for the film by visiting the official site.

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First Reviews for A.C.O.D. Are In

The first reviews for director Stu Zicherman’s film ACOD (Adult Children Of Divorce) are in. The reviews mostly talk about Adam Scott’s performance in the film and say Mary’s role as his girlfriend are good, but nevertheless, the reviews for the film are good. First is from EW:

A.C.O.D. is a bubbly-smart romantic comedy with a new subject: the generation of kids who grew up with divorced parents, and therefore found no stigma in that situation, but who had to do so much precocious, faux-parental managing that it did a mind-game number on their emotional lives.A.C.O.D. is like some wild and woolly French family drama that hums along in fast motion. The film sprawls, at times a bit too much, but it gives Adam Scott his punchiest big-screen role yet.


What easily could have been the formula for a run of the mill romantic comedy is heightened and finely tuned by a smart script that has clearly been helped by nine years of rewrites since the screenplay was first conceived as “Divorce Comedy” in 2003. The ensemble of characters are all handled with care and add something substantial to the story. This includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the girlfriend who isn’t just spectating the madness, Amy Poehler as a b****y step-mother and Jane Lynch as a fame and accolade hungry faux therapist (or rather researcher) desperate to write a follow-up book to her original studies about Carter and other children living with divorce (hence the film’s title).

A.C.O.D. is the best comedy at Sundance this year, and will likely be one of the best comedies of 2013. With an all-star cast bringing and polished script to life for our entertainment, this is just a delight. The film is full of energy, hearty laughter, witty banter and transcends the romantic comedy subgenre. Stu Zicherman is a fresh new filmmaker who will hopefully bring more great comedy in the years to come, and A.C.O.D. is more than a fine directorial debut; it’s a remarkable comedy full of heart and will leave you with a big goofy smile on your face.


Co-written by Zicherman and Ben Karlin, the script for A.C.O.D. is a Swiss watch. Everything is economical, hilarious, perfectly-paced and never in-your-face obvious. There are loads of big laughs wrapped around unexpected plot points, resonant emotion and great character development. The cast all bring such vigorous life to the film that it almost makes a sad and touchy subject, divorce, into something to be envious of.

A.C.O.D. is a special, miraculous film and the exact reason why you come to the Sundance Film Festival. It’ll leave you happy and high on the power of comedic cinema.

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New Vanity Fair Interview; More Spectacular Now Reviews

Vanity Fair West coast editor Krista Smith recently caught up with Mary Elizabeth at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to talk to Mary about her new films The Spectacular Now and A.C.O.D. Click here to watch the interview.

Also, a couple more reviews about The Spectacular Now have been released. First one is via Slashfilm:

The Spectacular Now is everything I hope a Sundance movie to be. It has heart, many laughs, story twists that will jolt you from your seat, and most importantly, the film speaks to a deep truth. It is an honest coming of age film about growing up and facing the great unknown that comes after high school, something we can all remember and relate to. But it tells that story without the forced nostalgia of other Hollywood films.

The entire supporting cast is great in the few scenes they appear, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bob Odenkirk and Kyle Chandler. /Film Rating: 8.5 out of 10


The scars and blemishes on the faces of the high-school lovers in “The Spectacular Now” are beautifully emblematic of director James Ponsoldt’s bid to bring the American teen movie back to some semblance of reality, a bid that pays off spectacularly indeed. Skillfully adapted from Tim Tharp’s novel, evocatively lensed in the working-class neighborhoods of Athens, Ga., and tenderly acted by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, this bittersweet ode to the moment of childhood’s end builds quietly to a pitch-perfect finale. Warts-and-all authenticity can be a tough sell, but Ponsoldt’s bracing youth pic seems bound to graduate with honors.

Woodley thoroughly fulfills the promise of her smaller role as the teenage daughter in “The Descendants,” locating the precise point at which Aimee’s infatuation with Sutter turns to self-protection. Equally impressive is Teller, who makes his character’s adolescent bravado appear intoxicating and then more than a little scary. The film’s supporting players are uniformly superb.

Geek Tyrant also loved the film:

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