'A.C.O.D.' is a pretty bad title. It's a made-up acronym. Yeah, sure, there are (adult) children of divorced parents, however nobody refers to these people as ACODs, and I don't see too many people stepping up to the box office saying, "Two tickets for ACOD, please."
Then, there's the acting. Adam Scott's technique is a throwback, a
collection tics and stammering that it's safe to say went out of style
some years ago, that really is only seen in SNL skits anymore, if then.
He's good at it, well-practiced I believe would be the best assessment,
but I don't think anyone will buy into his character or will want to sit
through scenes like this for 90 minutes.
Then, there's the situation: This guy decides to marry a girl he's been
dating for four months. Who cares? Marry her. Get divorced in five or
six years. The situation doesn't come off as 'situational' comedy. It's
more like everyday life. I'm sure they mine the situational quirks for
all they're worth, but it feels flat.
You know what would make this into a, technically speaking, situational
gag? If she didn't speak English, or if she were one of two conjoined
twins, or from another planet. Now, that's "Situational".
Okay. I'm not going to be publishing on MoovyBoovy much longer. If you'd like to read the rest of this you can at my new blog.
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