C.O.G. (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes


C.O.G. (2013)



Critic 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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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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Critic Reviews for C.O.G.

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (15)

Modest and good-looking, the film starts as dark comedy and ends in pathos. Director Alvarez makes the Oregon scenery a character unto itself.

September 20, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4

People who approach it as a film in its own right, with its own rhythms and goals and pleasures, will be amply rewarded.

September 20, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5

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.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

For Sedaris fans, "C.O.G." is a regrettably patronizing washout.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for C.O.G.


There are three reasons you would want to watch this film: 1. the main character is played by the very talented Jonathan Groff of Broadway and "Glee" fame. 2. You love the prose of David Sedaris, and seeing as how this film is based off of one of his essays, you are swooning in happiness that this film exists. 3. You love both, like I do. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/2015/4/8/cog

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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The awful score is so off-putting and the film unapologetically ambiguous about its intentions (which are never made exactly clear), as though just to place Groff's character from HBO TV series Looking - cocky, awkward and easily intimidated - in this sort of situation and not go anywhere from there.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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I really like Groff's, O'Hare's, and Stoll's performances as well as the film's consistent pitch black tone, I just wish that the ending wasn't so abrupt.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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