Amy Poehler Joins Her Small Screen Beau Adam Scott in ‘A.C.O.D.’

A.C.O.D. is a comedy starring Adam Scott and directed by Stu Zicherman that’s been in the works for a while now. Not much has been reported about it other than a smattering of casting news and the fact that the acronym in the title stands for “Adult Children of Divorce,” however. The conceit of the film is that Scott plays an adult who discovers that he took part in a study about children of divorce many years ago. When he enters into a follow-up study that looks at the sort of adults these children of broken homes have become, that’s when the drama/funny starts.

Despite the fact that A.C.O.D. has flown under the radar so far, this is a movie that we’re probably going to be hearing a lot more about soon, because today Deadline Newton broke some big news about new casting. It seems that Scott’s co-star and onscreen love interest on the delightful NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, has agreed to come on board and play his love interest once again, this time on the big screen. Poehler’s character is Scott’s current wife, and apparently she has quite the rivalry going with his ex-wife, who is played by Catherine O’Hara.

Which brings up another good point: Catherine O’Hara is in this movie. Maybe now that a big name like Poehler has been attached to this project, it will shine some light on the fact that this is a film that already has compiled a talented cast including names like Jane Lynch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Richard Jenkins, and Clark Duke. And it’s even signed up a high profile but non-talented name in Jessica Alba. Considering all of the warm fuzzies Scott and Poehler have already been able to create as a couple in Parks and Rec, A.C.O.D. now has to be considered a top dog when it comes to upcoming comedies worth anticipating. Even with that whole Jessica Alba thing.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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