Twelve Thirty
Twelve Thirty (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 12, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2011
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Prairie Miller

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It doesn't work but I doubt you'll regret seeing it.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

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.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It is a film that gradually draws the viewer into its thrall and builds to an unpredictable but effective climax.

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