12 and Holding

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Michael Cuesta
Production: IFC Films
  5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
65
Rotten Tomatoes:
73%
R
Year:
2005
94 min
Website
334 Views


Malee is wrapped in a towel and holding a TAMPON. Confused,

she grabs the TAMPON BOX and reads the directions. Malee’s

confusion quickly turns to disgust.

EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD ENTRANCE - LATER

Leonard sits upon a large rock with the words, LINDSAY ACRES

inscribed on the center of it. He eats POPCORN. Hanging off

the top right hand corner of the rock is a banner, which

reads, 5th ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PICNIC. ALL INVITED.

Malee rides her bike up to Leonard. She HONKS her BIKE HORN

at every pedestrian in her path.

MALEE:

Move it, people. Outta my way!

(CONTINUED)

4.

CONTINUED:

She comes to a screeching halt an inch in front of Leonard.

LEONARD:

(mouthful)

You’re late.

MALEE:

Yeah well, I began menstruating

this morning, and I had some

difficulty inserting the tampon.

(off his disgusted look)

What? It’s a natural process. You

know, I could conceive, carry and

birth a child right now.

LEONARD:

Big deal. You won’t.

MALEE:

But I could. That’s what matters.

LEONARD:

The twins said, they’d meet us at

the spot.

Leonard gets on his bike.

MALEE:

Wanna race?

LEONARD:

Nah, I’m good.

INT. TREE HOUSE - LATER

Jacob wipes at his head wound, frightened.

JACOB:

Maybe I should have mom look at it.

RUDY:

If you didn’t have that damn mask

on, you’d have seen it coming. Our

birthday comes once a year, and you

ask for a hockey mask. You don’t

even play.

JACOB:

Jason from “Friday the 13th” wears

one. He’s bad ass.

(CONTINUED)

5.

CONTINUED:

RUDY:

Exactly. Jason wouldn’t run home

‘cause of a little blood. He’d get

back up, decapitate his victim and

move on.

Jacob looks out the makeshift window in the wall.

JACOB:

You think Jeff and Kenny will come

back?

RUDY:

I dropped piss on their heads. I’d

say the odds are pretty good.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Michael Cuesta

Michael Cuesta is an American film and television director, best known for his independent films, specially for having co-wrote and directed the 2001 film, L.I.E., which contributed to reveal then-young actor Paul Dano. more…

All Michael Cuesta scripts | Michael Cuesta Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 31, 2016

Discuss this script with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "12 and Holding" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 17 Apr. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/12_and_holding_279>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    12 and Holding

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Scripts.com

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.