Film Arcade Buys Sundance Comedy Hit 'A.C.O.D.' with Adam Scott
Those who follow movies more than they follow sports might have been confused when they heard Adam Scott won The Masters golf tournament recently. No, the star of Step Brothers and "Parks & Recreation" with the same name is not a golfer, but he does have something else to celebrate this week. Film Arcade (via ComingSoon) has just announced their acquisition of the Sundance selected comedy A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce) for theatrical release (along with home video release by Paramount). Film Arcade is a relatively young company, but they snagged the doc The Other Dream Team last year from Sundance too.
The film follows Carter (Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having survived the madness of his parents' (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara) 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 for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return. The film is directed by Stuart Zicherman ("Six Degrees") from a script he co-write with "The Daily Show" and "Modern Family" producer Ben Karlin and also features Amy Poehler, Jane Lynch and Jessica Alba in pivotal supporting roles.
In my Sundance review, I said, "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." Hopefully Film Arcade has the pull to get this film out there so audiences can discover it and make it a comedy hit. It was easily the funniest film from Sundance, and we'll be sure to let you know when there's a release date.