A David Sedaris Essay Becomes Immortalized Onscreen

If my stomach could tangibly leap outside of my body, it would. But instead I’m left with it feeling like it is, out of excitement from knowing that this movie exists. Love me some David Sedaris, Troian Bellisario, Jonathan Groff, & Casey Wilson.



  1. Tinsel & Tine · August 20, 2013

    A couple of years ago, my sister turned me onto the humorist & author David Sedaris. I just love the outlandish, mocking, wry humor, and often self-deprecating tone to his books. However, This movie C.O.G. (Child of God) based on Sedaris’s autobiographical essay (which I have not read) hasn’t any of the tone I just described.

    David/Samuel has a terrible time of it on his Oregon Apple picking post grad school finding himself adventure. Everyone he meets disappoints him, his hard earned cash is stolen, he’s nearly raped and nothing much is humorous at all.

    But it is an interesting profile on the hypocrisy often encountered with religious zealots.

    • candacecordelia · August 21, 2013

      Great synopsis! I’m forever fascinated by how books/essays/articles are turned into TV shows or movies. Things get omitted or exaggerated in the process. But now to know that the tone of the film is just dark, and not darkly humorous, makes me a bit disappointed. 😦 Still, I’m most likely going to see it and let the effects of the film play around in my mind for a bit!

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