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12 and Holding (2005)

R | | Drama | 7 July 2006 (Sweden)
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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Patrick Fisher
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Kenny (as Michael Fuchs)
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Keith Gardner (as Joseph 'C.J.' Foster)
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Sara Fisher
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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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When one of four inseperable friends is mistakenly murdered the film explores how grief, love and self-esteem play major roles in the construction of adolescence. 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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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,456, 21 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$95,687, 16 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 »

Quotes

Leonard Fisher: Why were you saving piss?
Rudy: Just in case. Pretty smart, huh?
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Felix Mendelssohn)
Performed and Arranged by Pierre Földes
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A terrific movie about children, but not for children.
12 August 2006 | by 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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