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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 All (146) »

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The end of innocence is just the beginning. 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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7 July 2006 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia  »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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The apple that the nurse offers Leonard is red but with streaks of green. The apple Leonard takes a bite of is bright red with no streaks and is noticeably larger than the first apple. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: No offence, but I never thought my future brother would be a... well, a "brother".
Keith Gardner: I never thought my future brother would have a KOOL AID stain, smeared across his face.
Jacob: Fuck you, it's a birthmark!
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Help Yourself
Written by Tim Holmes, Richard Fearless (as Richard Maguire), Hope Sandoval, L. Subramaniam (as L. Subranmiam)
Performed by Death In Vegas / Vocals by Hope Sandoval
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group and BMG UK & Ireland Limited
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The characters are VERY real.
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel the last reviewer was a little out of touch with reality. They felt the movie was too 'extreme', but I was actually drawn closer to the characters because the writer portrayed them as VERY real and believable. If I was that age, and someone did what was done to the boy in the movie, prison would be the least of their worries. These kids, and ALL kids, are not the innocent 'Beaver Cleavers' most adults think (or wish) all kids are. I for one, remember when I was 12. I did things like these kids did, and more. I was sexually active in a same sex relationship with someone older, another issue is addressed in the movie, and could relate to it even though the relationship portrayed in the movie is heterosexual. It is VERY rare to see ANY reference to adult - adolescent "relationships" where the adolescent is the sexual aggressor, and NOT the adult. It may be an ugly subject, but it IS reality.

I give this movie an 11 on a scale of 1-10. I would also like to thank IFC Films for showing new releases on PayPer View so people who don't have access to theaters showing the films can see them. I wish ALL independent films were available in this manner.


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