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12 and Holding (2005)

 -  Drama  -  7 July 2006 (Sweden)
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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

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boy | 12 year old | twin | friend | death | See more »

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Do You Know Who Your Kids Are? See more »

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Rated R for some violence and sexual content involving minors, and for language | See all certifications »

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El fin de la inocencia  »

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$400,000 (estimated)

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$11,456 (USA) (19 May 2006)

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$95,687 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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At 48 mins into the movie the game the three children are playing while discussing adoption is called The Game Of Life. See more »

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Jacob's birthmark changes in location, size, and color throughout the movie. See more »

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Malee Chuang: I don't think it's about age. I think when two people really connect, they connect for other reasons. And since soul mates are eternal, they have no age.
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Why Not Smile
Written by Peter Buck, Mike Mills (as Michael Mills), Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M. (as REM)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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A terrific movie about children, but not for children.
12 August 2006 | by (Boston, Massachusets) – See all my reviews

This is a haunting coming-of-age film about children, bound by a common, shocking tragedy, who struggle to get on with life and overcome their own troubling problems. Despite the severity of issues conveyed in this film's overlapping vignettes, it never becomes melodramatic. Artful screen writing and direction infuse humor in the telling of these children's stories—stories rich with characters who are colorful, but never contrived. All of the children provide very genuine, endearing performances—essential if the audience is going to empathize with them and their disturbing behavior. This movie will frequently make you uncomfortable—very uncomfortable. But no matter how horrifying and even monstrous these children's actions may be, they never lose their appealing and disarming qualities as children. These are very cool kids, even the most troubled, who easily win your affection.

During the course of the movie, one of the children queries the others by asking, "Do you know ninety-percent of people's problems are due to their inability to get over the past?" All of these children will be faced with this challenge. You hope all will overcome this obstacle, but sadly, not all of them will or should be able to get over their past.


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