Something’s Startling Adam Scott On This ‘A.C.O.D.’ Poster


Fans of Adam Scott, this one’s for you. The actor is front and center on the newly released poster for A.C.O.D. (That’s Adult Children of Divorce), set against a simple, if not harshly yellow backdrop. And he’s clearly horrified by something happening off camera.

As he should be. Scott plays Carter in the Stu Zicherman-directed film, about a man who has to reunite his bitterly divorced parents, who haven’t even spoken in years, for his little brother’s impending nuptials. It’s getting great reviews from its run at Sundance (read our own Allison Loring’s Sundance review here). Zicherman told Entertainment Weekly, which released the image, why he felt that the poster worked, “It’s an ensemble, but Adam is sort of in every scene and is at the center of the family hurricane that is the movie,” he said. “We’d tried a bunch of posters with all the different [actors], and it just felt like this image summed up the notion of the surprises and the chaos of being an A.C.O.D.”

The film also stars Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara as Scott’s parents, his Parks and Rec wife Amy Poehler as his stepmother, and a supporting cast that includes Clark Duke, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, and Adam Pally.

To me, though, the poster is just too reminiscent of those Judd Apatow posters they used to release for movies like The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. White dude looking vaguely horrified/uncomfortable somewhere off camera, up against a blank backdrop? I had to make sure this wasn’t an Apatow-produced film first, and it came up clean.

A.C.O.D is in theaters this October.

In childhood, Samantha had a Mary Katherine Gallagher-esque flair for the dramatic, as well as the same penchant for Lifetime original movies. And while she can still quote the entire monologue from A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, her tastes in film have luckily changed. During an interview, director Tommy Wiseau once called her a “good reporter, but not that intimidating if we’re being honest.” She once lived in Chinatown and told her neighbor Jake to “forget it” so many times that he threatened to stop talking to her.

Read More from Samantha Wilson
Get Film School Rejects in your email. All the cool kids are doing it:
Previous Article
Next Article
Reject Nation
Leave a comment
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!