I don’t know whether the subject examined by A. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Before I knew it, I got caught up in the movie and when it was over, I can honestly say that I had a few laughs and enjoyed the storyline. This movie is held together by a typically intelligent, sympathetic performance from Adam Scott, with fine support from Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The plot simply covers the story of a a kid named Carter and his younger brother Trey who’s father was a philanderer as a husband, as well as fairly cold and distant as a father. When his brother Trey Duke informs him of his engagement things begin to fall apart for Carter. She does snarky sarcastic to a fine art form.

That being said, I think that it balances the two genres very well. He goes to see Dr. You might not laugh out loud but I’m sure anyone will smile throughout this story! This might be the new fashionable sub-genus: But when his younger brother Clark Duke gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses Amy Poehler and Ken Howard for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return. Especially when they are trying to be funny and romantic.

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Views Movoe Edit View history. Funny but less successful as comedy than as a cry of you-screwed-us-up solidarity. But the road the movie takes us down is a bit meandering and it seems very clear that we’re going to have some sort of too-neatly wrapped up happy ending designed to close every loose end with a perfect situation and end all the pain of all the children who’ve gone through this situation.

Amy Poehler as the stepmother is funny as well, hard to miss with her in anything. Scott, Jenkins, Winstead all give strong performances. Just like back in the day when American Beauty won the Oscar for best picture, or that other incredibly stupid movie Little Miss Sunshine, this is one that could be similarly categorized as unworthy of even obtaining funds for production! The movie is slightly interesting but not so insightful to be actually compelling.

Catherine O’Hara is always a pleasure to see in any comedy, a very underrated actress. This is one of the best comedies I’ve seen. A Look at 25 Notable Films. When Carter goes through his parents’ divorce papers, try to catch some of the petty, ridiculous allegations each makes.


When his brother Trey Duke informs him of his engagement things begin to fall apart for Carter.

Hellmant 30 January What a fun movie to watch! One of the ways to deal with that afod to make a comedy about it. Once they reconnect, Dr. The film centers around Carter Adam Scottwho has spent 15 years dealing with the feud between his divorced parents Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara.

Sondra Amy Poehler is Hugh’s latest wife and the landlord to Carter’s restaurant. The site’s consensus states: Lately Me and my lady friend went through RedBox, searching for something to watch because Netflix has been letting me down.

Clark Duke is what I refer to as the poor man’s Jonah Hill. The movie zings when Jenkins is snapping off venomous wisecracks, or O’Hara speaks politically incorrectly with only the best intentions. A great cast and a good premise wasted by a poor script that gets lost really, really fast and also the director does not take advantage of its actors.

There is a man who’s parents divorced in a very ugly fashion years previous, and made his life miserable growing up, resulting in a well-adjusted young man who is afraid to get married. It seems plausible, but it doesn’t carry through well at all.

His mother and his father have always put him in the middle of their problems. In the background his parents are arguing. He will work in the same capacity, just with limited acting range. January February March April May Xetting July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Enter. Retrieved April 2, The real war going on here isn’t between their characters in the film but between the drama and comedy that make up the story.

At best it could be compared to a coming of age movie, except that he’s already a man and there is no huge revelation scene where he realizes what he really needs. Jenkins plays his father Hugh, who’s now married to a woman Carter’s age Poehlerand O’Hara plays his mother Melissa, who’s now married to a nice guy named Gary Howard.

This is my favorite scene because it shows the whole background to the whole movie. Most of the actors in this movie were quite good. Please enter your birth date aacod watch this video: Only he finds out she was an author who was using him as a subject of a study, Children of Divorce.


Adam Scott’s little bro wants to get married, and its his job to try and get his warring divorced parents to be in the same room together. Use the HTML below. If this movie succeeds in poking fun at anything, it would be that it spends a great deal of time mocking the institution of marriage. A few minutes later, moviie car has both its side mirrors. I gave the movie 4 mkvie. And lastly, the forth star is for whoever convinced the cast to act in this movie, cuz I doubt they all read it and said OMG I have to do this its so funny; it must have taken either a lot of arm twisting or a big budget for their salaries.

All this bad stuff happens to the guy I just watched the movie not more than 10 minutes ago and I’ve already forgotten the character’s names- that’s how bad it was and then all of a sudden its a year later and its the day of a wedding but they don’t tell your whose.

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They were always bickering at each other and causing a big scene, which I understand is the point of their characters, but I never felt any authenticity in their performance. So first of all, it stands for Adult Child of Divorce and its the main reason no-one heard of this one.

I believe the main problem with this movie is that it must be listed as a comedy. He’s about to ruin a perfectly good divorce. The story touches on a pseudo-science of the all too common syndrome of the American culture of having dysfunctional families. Retrieved April 4, It sounds like a disorder, and people go see comedies that seem like a good time, not a lot of work.

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Add the first question. But, sadly, we were let down. This is a great film to just chill out and watch without to much thinking that be enjoyed by all. Best scene in story:

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