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In the first ever film adaptation of David Sedaris' work, a cocky young man travels to Oregon to work at an apple farm. Out of his element, his lifestyle and notions are picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. (c) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Modest and good-looking, the film starts as dark comedy and ends in pathos. Director Alvarez makes the Oregon scenery a character unto itself."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The film features snappy, hilarious bits among the coming-of-age vignettes, but it loses momentum as it winds toward a finish. You won't grow bored with the characters, but you might check your watch a few times."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"A promising sophomore effort from Easier with Practice writer/director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, and a great star turn for Jonathan Groff."
‑ Dan Schindel, Movie Mezzanine
"A coming-of age story with specific touches but a universal appeal."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Everyone in this wonderful surprise is looking for a place to belong while ultimately having to look out for No. 1. And I don't mean that in the spiritual sense."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"Despite smatterings of wit and a stable of skilled performers, "C.O.G." struggles to find a consistent tone, its episodic structure veering from farcical to poignant to dangerously raw."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"For Sedaris fans, "C.O.G." is a regrettably patronizing washout."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"It feels deeply limited."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly
"The sardonic humor hits the mark more often than not, and Groff brings sympathy to an otherwise smug and pretentious character."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"I really wanted to like this film, being a fan of Sedaris' writing, of (screenwriter-director) Alvarez and of the great actors assembled here. Unfortunately, the screenplay lacks focus and is more often cruel than comedic."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"a dramedy that keeps you guessing where the main character is going (emotionally and physically) as he drifts from one odd situation to the next."
‑ David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"There are a few stretches in C.O.G. where the movie feels like it's dawdling, much like its protagonist. But the wonderfully sad, exhilarating ending proves this filmmaker knew exactly where he was headed the entire time."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"It's not necessarily the events Sedaris describes that make his essays enjoyable; it's the words he uses to describe them. Without his voice, the story falls flat."
‑ Eric D. Snider, About.com
"This America takes some getting used to."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Despite some good performances and sharp screenplay, C.O.G., like its lead character, seems stuck in the space between."
‑ Cory Everett, The Playlist
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