Twelve Thirty (2011)

Twelve Thirty



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There are three women in the Langley household: Vivien(Karen Young), the mother, is caught between a fierce independence and an almost agoraphobic attachment to home; seductive and confident Mel (Portia Reiners) is a 19 year-old mirror of her mother; Maura (Mamie Gummer), 22, is alienated, afraid and unable to pinpoint her place in the world. They live together in a seemingly close household, yet each is very much alone. The family's status quo explodes when Jeff (Jonathan Groff) walks into … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Lipsky
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On DVD: Nov 7, 2011
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (11)

Lipsky tries to use dialogue to cover up weaknesses in other areas - such as why these people behave the way they do. Some of the movie is inviting, some of it off-putting.

Full Review… | August 11, 2011
Arizona Republic
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It doesn't work but I doubt you'll regret seeing it.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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Reiners and Gummer have respective moments where their talents shine, but there's not enough here to keep any but the most masochistic even moderately interested.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This sort of emotional-chaos-in-suburbia (it all takes place in Iowa) has been done well, of course, and at times it is here. But Lipsky's overly arch and tangential dialogue has too many curlicues, and everyone's emotions seem just this side of affected.

Full Review… | March 25, 2011
Detroit News
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For all the promising fodder, the talky, acrid "Twelve Thirty" feels soulless, an emotion-free zone that deals its darkness in a shockingly flip manner.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
Washington Post
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It is a film that gradually draws the viewer into its thrall and builds to an unpredictable but effective climax.

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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