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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, he's also socially awkward and a sexual novice who's been infatuated with Mel since high school. When they begin working together at the same restaurant, he jumps at the opportunity to finally start a romance with the free‐spirited girl-but Mel has other ideas about their time together.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 5.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Wrongheaded, off-putting portrait of Midwestern family dysfunction.
Rotten: A film more satisfying in occasional isolated moments than as a coherent dramatic entity.
Rotten: It wears out its welcome well before the two-hour mark.
Rotten: 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.