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Plot: A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin’s murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.
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Not good enough but it almost got there
Twelve is the drug passed on several young hands by drug dealers White Mike (Chace Crawford) and Lionel (50 Cent). White Mike is the main character of “Twelve”, a former college student that drop out his studies, his friends and his family after the death of his mother; and after that he deals with his suffering by selling drugs to other people that seems to have a pain just like him but what we see is a crowd of young getting high in parties, having fun and more fun, and some drama.
This story reminded me of Bret Easton Ellis book “Less Than Zero” where the relations between drug dealers and their rich young clients are presented in a giant wave of repetition where the lives of all characters seems to going downhill, and no one of them can’t do anything to get out the vicious circle of drugs and dangerous pleasures. The difference between Ellis book and this film (adapted from a book written by Nick McDonell) is how both medias work with the theme and here in “Twelve” the tragedies might lead to a possible solution, sometimes positive, other times negative. But while you don’t get there to the solutions you’re gonna walk over and over the same dull routine of futile characters that is very difficult to feel empathy.
White Mike is the notable exception between these characters and the only who I could relate a little, despite his selfishness in dealing with everyone, turning his back to the world, selling drugs to several people but without using it. You can sense that he’s there is this world to suffer and suffer again, but he doesn’t release that he makes many other lives suffer too. Not only these characteristics must be appointed but also the fact that he didn’t need to do this “job”, he was a bright student, had friends and all, but the only thing he hasn’t lost was his good looks and his fine clothes (which is quite unusual considering his line of work). Crawford builds brilliantly the only interesting character in the film, the one who gets you hooked in every moment he appears, and the only one who makes the world go round to all the other characters, who most of the time are dead, shallow, ignorant and whining.
And the main problem why we can’t connect with some of the supporting figures is because we haven’t got enough time to feel their pain, feel their tragedies (if there is one in the lives of rich teenagers who happens to have good education, good clothes and all their parents and their money can buy). They walk, smile, have good looks and are annoying and that’s it (Rory Culkin doesn’t enter in this list, he’s quite good). The screenplay could have done so much better also in terms of presenting a more intriguing and thrilling story; the dramatic problem here is that we can’t feel the pain and misery of everyone involved in a world like the one presented in “Twelve”. It should have make me feel sad, angry, depressive for seeing how wasted these characters was; instead, it only give me repulsive and detractive feelings towards all of them. But the final message of living the best life that you can saved the film a little, but too little too late. It helps (specially if you consider to which character I’m talking about) but until we reach this moment the movie already lost its course.
It’s more problems of a good screenplay than a direction problem, but Joel Schumacher should have interfered more with what had in hands, and exclude the annoying voice-over made by Kiefer Sutherland as the narrator who sees everything and everyone but he’s not in the story. Another case of a expandable narration, we, the audience can figure out what’s happening unless the writer is indifferent to the powerful use of images and needs to explain everything.
It almost got there in being a good film. There’s some good acting (specially Crawford and 50 Cent), some good scenes (White Mike’s past remembrances), also some dumb moments (the party’s shootout at the ending with the blonde guy expecting a war and causing one). If wasn’t for script problems, lack of empathy for the characters and a subtle drugs glamorization this film would be in my list of good films. 5/10
Read the book first!
I finally got to see this movie and I have to say, I really did like it. I know that this movie has been getting terrible reviews and slammed by just about everybody, but I would like to back this movie up a bit.
1 – When I first heard about this movie and saw the trailer, my first thought was this reminds me of “The Rules of Attraction” and “Less Than Zero,” two of my favorite books and movies. So I immediately went searching for the book “Twelve.” Found it, read it, and LOVED it. I guess you sort of have to be into these types of stories to enjoy them. But needless to say, the book reminded of “Rules” and “Less Than Zero,” which is why I liked it so much, except “Twelve” takes place in the present, which I can relate to, and not the 80’s, even though I still love them.
Realizing this right now as I type this, don’t watch this movie or read the book if you are not into these types of movies/books. If you are, then I highly recommend it.
2 – After having been a fan of the book, I was very anxious to see the movie. I finally saw it, bought it without seeing and wasn’t sure what to expect, and I can say it was better than I expected. I was beginning to let the negative reviews suck me in, but I was pretty pleased with it. I think the main reason why I liked it is because it stayed very true to the book. Obviously the book is better, but the movie was pleasing for me.
3 – I was very happy with the casting in this movie. I think Chase Crawford did a great job. Very believable as White Mike. I hadn’t really seen him do anything because I don’t watch “Gossip Girl,” so it was nice seeing what he can do. I really like Emma Roberts so I enjoyed her just as much as Molly as I always do in any role she portrays. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, small part, but very strong performance. I only knew him as a musician, never seen him act, and was impressed with him. He too, was very believable. Most of the actors in this movie were very believable. The two individuals who stood out most to me were Billy Magnussen and Emily Meade. I have never seen them in anything else before, and I thought they were absolutely great. I hope to see more of them. I also loved Ellen Barkin’s appearance in this movie. She was great as always.
4 – A lot of other comments or reviews, slammed the narration of Kiefer Sutherland in this movie. I will admit in the beginning it seemed to be too much, or some parts didn’t really need to be narrated, but the majority of the narration, I thought was needed. I did not think it was out of place. It reminded me of the book once again. The narration was informative, descriptive, and at sometimes comical, or comic relief in my opinion.
5 – I thought the style was done very well in this movie. The music, the party scenes, the atmosphere, the different groups and cliques, the suspense and fear, the sadness, the chemistry between the two leads, etc. This movie pulled it off. I was worried before I saw the movie and with all of the bad reviews that it would have been too much or not enough, but NO, I was pleased.
This is my overall opinion on the movie. The only thing I did not like about this movie, and I wont give any spoilers to anyone, I felt like the end was rushed. It seemed like the “Event” at the very end, came and went too fast. Still an impressive performance delivered by the actors, which helped the scene out for me, but I felt like not enough time was spent at the end. I guess to understand what I mean, you would have to read the book then see the movie. My recommendation.
But I will say that although the very end had a slight minor change, again no spoilers, I was happy with the ending. That was a major concern for me, but I thought the very end was simple and sweet. Which worked.
I honestly really hope this review helps people who are interested in this movie. I’m going recommend it to people who are into these types of stories/books/movies. I think what helped me the most was that I knew what was going on, which might be a spoiler for some people or people just might not like that, but just know that if you watch this movie, its a lot like the book. And don’t let the negative reviews stop you from seeing it. Check it out and see for yourself.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (USA), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Germany)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Joel Schumacher
Writer Jordan Melamed (screenplay), Nick McDonell (novel)
Actors Chace Crawford, Rory Culkin, Philip Ettinger, Esti Ginzburg
Country USA, France
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Gaumont
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby SR, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,589.35 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema