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12 and Holding (2005)

R | | 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.

Director:

Michael Cuesta

Writer:

Anthony Cipriano (as Anthony S. Cipriano)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor Donovan ... Jacob / Rudy Carges
Jesse Camacho ... Leonard Fisher
Zoe Weizenbaum ... Malee Chuang
Jeremy Renner ... Gus Maitland
Annabella Sciorra ... Carla Chuang
Jayne Atkinson ... Ashley Carges
Linus Roache ... Jim Carges
Marcia DeBonis ... Grace Fisher
Tom McGowan ... Patrick Fisher
Michael C. Fuchs Michael C. Fuchs ... Kenny (as Michael Fuchs)
Martin Campetta ... Jeff
Joseph Foster Joseph Foster ... Keith Gardner (as Joseph 'C.J.' Foster)
Max Miner ... Tommy
Noelle 'Parker' Present Noelle 'Parker' Present ... Haley Fisher
Jessica Sorto Jessica Sorto ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Do You Know Who Your Kids Are? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

At 48 mins into the movie the game the three children are playing while discussing adoption is called The Game Of Life. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gus Maitland: When I saw her last night, she had the same look on her face as that little girl. She just wanted me to take her pain away.
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Connections

Spoofs Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Burning for youth
15 March 2007 | by MacAindraisSee all my reviews

Twelve and Holding (2005) ***1/2

Twelve and Holding is filled with some of the best performances by young kids as I've seen in a long time. Michael Cuesta directs the film very nicely and the film approaches a difficult subject of how young kids deal with tragedy and death head on. Though the film doesn't rank up there with Come and See, Forbidden Games, or Grave of the Fireflies, this is still a wonderful and delicate addition to that genre. The material in this film could have easily been turned into a nightmarish exploitation picture, but its done just right and focuses intently on the reality of these kids situations.

Leonard's parents seem to be more caricatures than realistic, and there are some aspects of the screenplay which could have used some fine tuning, but overall Twelve and Holding is a powerful, heartbreaking and tragic film, handled oh so delicately by Cuesta and especially the young actors and some of the adults as well(especially Jeremy "Dags" Renner, who'da thunk it).

A very nice little film that deserved a much wider audience than it got.

3.5/4


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2006 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Haledon, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,456, 21 May 2006

Gross USA:

$96,464

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,195
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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