Scott Marks 3:30 p.m., Dec. 24
A young man loses his virginity to the woman of his dreams, only to turn around and deflower her younger sister...before finally being shown a good time by their divorced mother. The only thing separating writer-director Jeff Lipsky’s low-budget, tripod-free, string-of-dialogue scenes from mumblecore is a non-improvised, overly elaborate script. In spite of its obvious shortcomings, the melodramatic downward-thrust and unexpected moments of frank desperation these characters are forced to endure eventually won me over. With Jonathan Groff, Mamie Gummer, Portia Reiners, and Karen Young. 2011.
- Rated NR | 2 hours
- The Big Screen: "Jeff Lipsky, Writer-Director of Twelve Thirty" • June 16, 2011