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
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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.

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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…

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