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Review: 'A.C.O.D.' Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Richard Jenkins & Catherine O'Hara

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • October 2, 2013 5:00 PM
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Comedy can succeed based on either its relatability or sheer absurdity, and “A.C.O.D.” favors the former approach, while not entirely forgoing the latter. Within its first few moments, this movie informs us that 54% of people are adult children of divorce, or A.C.O.D. Statistically, you’re likely to fall within that group (or closely know someone who does), making many of the jokes and observations here hit perhaps a little too close to home, though not too closely not to laugh.

Watch: First Trailer For Divorce Comedy 'A.C.O.D.' Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 4:41 PM
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“The big thing for us is about awareness of what an A.C.O.D. is,” director Stu Zicherman recently told EW. “There’s a lot of debate about [keeping] the title.” Well, keep they did and now comes the part of the campaign to let you know what it's all about. And that's just what the first trailer for "A.C.O.D." does, bringing together a whole bunch solid comedic talents for a tale about the effects splitting up....on everyone else...

'Party Down' & 'Parks & Recreation' Star Adam Scott Joins 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 1:42 PM
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Adam Scott's career thus far pretty much defines the phrase "paying your dues." He's been working steadily pretty much since the start of his career logging time on both television and the big screen, but the last few years have finally seen his star deservedly rise. Of course, there was his stint on the criminally shortlived "Party Down" (which now is headed toward a feature film), apperances in Judd Apatow joints like "Knocked Up" and more notably "Step Brothers" and showing his range in everything from "Piranha 3D" to the indie "The Vicioius Kind." But 2012 seems to be the start of the next step in Scott's career. He's now fully fledged regular on "Parks & Recreation" (where he's tearing it a new one, see below) and has "Friends With Kids" arriving in the spring with Sundance hit "Bachlorette" arriving later in the year, and he's booked a big studio movie that will keep him busy during his hiatus from running Leslie Knope's political campaign.

Watch: Attention J.J. Abrams, Adam Scott From 'Parks & Recreation' Has Some Advice For 'Star Trek 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2011 3:54 AM
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If you saw J.J. Abrams' franchise reboot "Star Trek" and thought, "Nyota Uhura and Spock? Really?" you're not alone. On this week's episode of "Parks and Recreation," Adam Scott's perfectly nerdy and awkward character Ben Wyatt went on a mini-rant about the budding romance and warns Abrams about the Internet fallout that will happen if he follows through with it in "Star Trek 2." It's amazing. And Adam Scott knows what he's talking about. In case you forgot, he earned his Trekker cred as Defiant Helm Crewman in "Star Trek: First Contact." Watch below (the bit starts at 13:50).

Adam Scott Says 'Party Down' Movie Will Shoot Next Summer, If Schedules Can Be Worked Out

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 11, 2011 7:15 AM
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Exclusive: Many a prematurely-canceled TV show lives on in hope of resurrection on the big-screen. This is partly due to the success of "Star Trek," originally a low-rated three-season TV show that became Paramount's biggest franchise after the success of "Star Wars". Very occasionally, it happens; Joss Whedon's cult sci-fi TV show "Firefly," became the Universal movie "Serenity," although the film didn't catch on with many beyond fans. But more often, there's a lot of talk, but very little action -- even Annyong's agent has given up hope of an "Arrested Development" movie ever happening.

'Parks & Recreation' Star Adam Scott Finally Gets A Lead Role In Comedy 'A.C.O.D.'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 17, 2011 1:42 AM
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We've made no secret of our love for Adam Scott in these parts, but he's somehow not quite become the massive star it feels like he's been destined to be for a while. The actor popped up as a vaguely familiar face in serious dramas like "The Aviator," "High Crimes" and, um, "Torque" (maybe not so much with the serious and the drama) in the first half of the last decade, but he then took a major about turn into comedy, stealing the show in "Step Brothers," leading ace sitcom "Party Down" and recently joining the cast of the amazing "Parks & Recreation." But at the same time, he's given some scorching dramatic performances in little-seen indies like "The Vicious Kind" and "Passenger Side," and even did the action movie thing in "Piranha 3D," leading to the impression that maybe Hollywood just doesn't quite know what to make of him.

First Look: Ed Helms & Jason Segel In The Duplass Brothers' 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2011 4:08 AM
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Plus Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig & Adam Scott In 'Friends With Kids'Lots of Toronto first looks coming down the wire today, so we'll keep it brief, but two of the more anticipated comedies that'll bow at the festival just had their first official stills released. First up is "Jeff Who Lives At Home," the second mainstream picture from The Duplass Brothers, who became indie favorites with films like "The Puffy Chair" and "Baghead," proving to be standouts of the so-called 'mumblecore' scene, before getting to work with bigger names and budgets on last year's excellent "Cyrus."

'Parks And Recreation' Star Adam Scott Joins Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand In 'My Mother's Curse'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 10, 2011 11:41 AM
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Actor Also Signs On To Indie 'See Girl Run,' Is AwesomeIt didn't happen overnight by any means, but the world is finally starting to take notice of Adam Scott. The 38-year-old actor has been working for over 15 years now (he was in "Boy Meets World" and "Murder One"!), but finally started to grab people's attention in the first half of the last decade, with roles in "High Crimes," "Torque" and "The Aviator." And things have only gotten better since then: he stole the show from Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in "Step Brothers" (see below for evidence), put in a terrific pair of indie performances in "The Vicious Kind" and "Passenger Side," led the already-legendary sitcom "Party Down" and even proved to be a viable action hero in last summer's "Piranha 3D."

Paul Rudd Is A Smiley Moron In First Poster For 'Our Idiot Brother'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 10, 2011 8:00 AM
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Even though the film received respectful, rather than rave, reviews on its Sundance bow (our own review was one of the more positive), you can't cast Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, T.J. Miller, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn in a comedy together without leaving us begging to see the finished film, and that's why we've been firmly looking forward to "Our Idiot Brother" all year long.

Kirsten Dunst, Adam Scott & Lizzy Caplan Star In Will Ferrell Produced 'Bachelorette'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 3:52 AM
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With all the buzz building behind Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's "Bridesmaids," it was only a matter of time before similarly themed comedies started cropping up. So it's no surprise that equally comic production powerhouse Gary Sanchez -- the shingle run by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay -- are getting into the game.

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