Warning, irony ahead: In Twelve Thirty, the Church of the Open Door is locked closed.
That's about as subtle as writer/director Jeff Lipsky's maddeningly talky family drama gets. Set in a sterile, suburban swath of Iowa City, the film follows Jeff (Jonathan Groff, from Glee), a boyish and blank twentysomething, as he has sex with the girl he eyed from afar in high school (Portia Reiners), and then with her older, still-a-virgin sister (Mamie Gummer), and then with the girls' mother (Karen Young).
Between these encounters, which are neither titillating (purposefully so) nor particularly telling, long stretches of theatrical prose are uttered by various members of the cast. As Gummer's Maura, awkward and adrift, dances with Jeff at a party, she makes this pithy observation: "In Times Square, there's a building. It's got a plaque that says, 'Eugene O'Neill was born here in 1888.' That building is now a Starbucks."