• Twelve and Holding (2005)

Twelve and Holding

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: October 10th, 2006

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Of identical twin brothers Jacob (Conor Donovan) and Rudy, the latter is the more outgoing, serving as de facto leader of their group of friends. The brothers ignite the ire of some local bullies, who come to take revenge, and Rudy dies. Jacob, his parents, friends and the community must find a way to deal with their grief.

Cast: Conor Donovan, Jesse Camacho, Annabella Sciorra, Zoe Weizenbaum, Linus Roache, Jeremy Renner, Jayne Atkinson, Marcia DeBonis

Director: Michael Cuesta

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Death, Family, Friend, Transformation, House, Heartwarming, 2000s, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Lacks the powerful focus of the filmmaker's debut effort and often flounders under the weight of its melodrama and contrivances. But it also boasts many well-observed moments and features stellar performances by its youthful cast. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Twelve and Holding could have been a series of horror stories, but the filmmakers and their gifted young actors somehow negotiate the horrors and generate a deep sympathy. show more

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Aside from its frank consideration of preteen sexuality, the most daring thing about Cuesta's extraordinary film is its willingness to put honest, intelligent dialogue in the mouths of kids. show more

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