C.O.G.

C.O.G.
C.O.G.
  • NR
  • 1h 28m
  • 2013
Fresh68%
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh68%
Critics Consensus: C.O.G.'s plot is a bit meandering, but the characters are always compelling and the ending is richly rewarding.
Reviews
Chicago Tribune
Michael Phillips
Fresh

Modest and good-looking, the film starts as dark comedy and ends in pathos. Director Alvarez makes...

June 13, 2019
New York Times
Jeannette Catsoulis
Rotten

Despite smatterings of wit and a stable of skilled performers, "C.O.G." struggles to find a consis...

June 13, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
David Lewis
Fresh

a dramedy that keeps you guessing where the main character is going (emotionally and physically) a...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:September 20, 2013
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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