Twelve Thirty
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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,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"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."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"While movies with a gay look at hetero mating habits may not be sympathetic, at least some authenticity is a must. And this film dodges just that, as a closet gay spouse self-liberates from his dysfunctional family, fleeing the all-female Cuckoo's Nest."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"It doesn't work but I doubt you'll regret seeing it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"It is a film that gradually draws the viewer into its thrall and builds to an unpredictable but effective climax."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
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