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Amy Poehler, a cast member in "A.C.O.D.," smiles for photographers at the premiere of the film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Sundance: Amy and Adam, joined at the hip — and the funny bone
First Published Jan 25 2013 01:28 pm • Last Updated Jan 25 2013 01:47 pm

As the Sundance Film Festival heads into its final weekend, more art-house movies jockey for a place on the slate headed to theaters in 2013. USA TODAY’s Bryan Alexander talks to the stars behind the contenders.


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With the exception of a certain Golden Globe Awards night, Adam Scott and Amy Poehler have been together everywhere recently.

Not only do they play an engaged couple on NBC’s Parks and Recreation sitcom, they also acted alongside each other in the comedy A.C.O.D., which premiered Wednesday night.

Predictably, the two left the Parks set in Los Angeles and jetted to Utah just in time for the screening, where they sat together with Scott’s wife Naomi.

"We’re tight," says Poehler, taking a break with Scott during the film’s after-party. "Actually, Adam cannot get rid of me. I haven’t talked to his wife yet, but I am planning on quietly knocking on their door at the hotel tonight."

"And coming and snuggling with us," adds Scott.

That’s no problem, as long as the comedy chemistry between the two continues in such projects as A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce). Scott says he was the one knocking on Poehler’s door to get her to take a supporting role in the ensemble , which includes Jane Lynch, Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara.

While the two play Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope on TV, the roles in A.C.O.D. are entirely different. Scott plays an adult who still is dealing with his parents’ messy split and Poehler plays his stepmother.

Is that weird?

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"There is zero chemistry between the two, hopefully," says Poehler.

"They do not like each other at all," says Scott.

Besides scenes together in A.C.O.D., the two enjoyed hanging out on the Georgia set, especially one evening with the cast at a hotel celebrating Scott’s 39th birthday.

"We drank in the lobby in the lobby until 2 in the morning. Catherine (O’Hara) made margaritas," says Scott. "And then we all went into my room and had a full-on orgy."

"We did. I forgot about that. The birthday orgy," says Poehler with a laugh.

"They said, ‘What do you want for your birthday?’ and I said, ‘All of you,’"says Scott.

Joking, of course.

But it’s no joke that two plan to bring their magic to more projects. Scott wasn’t able to attend the Golden Globe Awards that Poehler so memorably co-hosted with Tina Fey, yet his mind was on future collaborations.

"Please pick some things we can work on together," begs Poehler.

"Avatar 2?" Scott suggests.

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