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This autobiographical comedy is the first-ever screen adaptation of the work of acclaimed writer David Sedaris. Jonathan Groff (Glee) stars as David, a young man who plans a summer in the Northwest with his friend Jennifer (Troian Bellisario of Pretty Little Liars), working on a farm. But when Jennifer unexpectedly bails on him, David is left to dirty his hands alone and jump into a series of misadventures that will take him to unfamiliar - and hilariously uncomfortable - places. A presentation of Focus World, the alternative distribution division of Focus Features, and Screen Media Films.
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Critics Consensus: C.O.G.'s plot is a bit meandering, but the characters are always compelling and the ending is richly rewarding.
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Common Sense Says
Strange, edgy movie based on David Sedaris story.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that C.O.G. is a coming-of-age comedy/drama based on a story by humorist/essayist David Sedaris -- though his many fans are likely to be disappointed. The movie is strange, confused, and not very funny. It features a main character who may be gay, though the movie doesn't really discuss this. A sexually aggressive male partner tries to force the lead character into sex, but the attempt is stopped before anything very serious happens. There's also some violent imagery in the dialogue. Language is extremely strong, especially during the movie's first third, and includes just about every word under the sun. There are a few quick sexually suggestive moments, and adult characters occasionally drink beers and smoke cigarettes in a casual, background way.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:September 20, 2013
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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