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Twelve Thirty (2011)



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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 their comfortable yet dysfunctional world. Bright, handsome, ambitious and sure of his future at 22, he's also socially awkward and a sexual novice who's been infatuated with Mel since high school. When they begin working together at the same restaurant, he jumps at the opportunity to finally start a romance with the free‐spirited girl-but Mel has other ideas about their time together. -- (C) Official Site
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Reed Birney
as Martin
Karen Young
as Vivien
Rebecca Schull
as Katherine
Kirby Mitchell
as Mr. Levinson
Fred Berman
as Chris
Juliette Monaco
as Drunken Friend
Anne Ackerman
as Cashier
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Critic Reviews for Twelve Thirty

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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