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14 Going on 30 (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  6 March 1988 (USA)
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Danny is hopelessly in love with his teacher Peggy Noble. Of course she doesn't even notice him while she plans to marry the obnoxious coach Roy "Jack-jaw" Kelton. When Danny's friend Lloyd... See full summary »

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Forndexter (adult Danny) (as Steve Eckholdt)
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Adam Carl ...
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Danny O'Neil (as Gabey Olds)
Irene Tedrow
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The Real Forndexter
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Roy 'Jackjaw' Kelton
Kit McDonough ...
Danny's Mom
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Mr. Thomby
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Mr. Lloyd
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Danny is hopelessly in love with his teacher Peggy Noble. Of course she doesn't even notice him while she plans to marry the obnoxious coach Roy "Jack-jaw" Kelton. When Danny's friend Lloyd invents a growth accelerator for fruit and vegetables to "solve world hunger", Danny uses it on himself and as an adult tries to show her Roy's real personality. However at his first appearance at school as an adult, he's mistaken for someone else... Written by Lauren Snowden <lozza_star_69@hotmail.com>

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Pretty good fantasy, from mindswap genre.
6 March 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

If you ask me, this film fits firmly into the "Vice Versa", "Like Father, Like Son", child-magically-becoming-adult movies. It is perhaps most similar in style to "Big", when a young boy makes a wish on a fairground arcade game to "be big", and then when he wakes up the next morning, he's Tom Hanks!

I saw this movie as a child and really enjoyed it. Anyone who has had an unrequited crush on someone completely unreachable, ie teacher, much older adult, will find this movie particularly moving. As will many high school students, who would love to have been given the prospect of running their school for a week - changing uniforms, abolishing homework, introducing half days etc. Danny is hopelessly in love with one of his teachers, but knows he could never have her, not just because of the age gap and the fact that he is her pupil, but because she is dating the high school coach. Magically, he becomes an adult (but still with the brain of a 14 year old) and sets about wooing her. It is a non-demanding, sweet, enjoyable little fantasy which I have never forgotten, even though I have only seen it a couple of times.

Just don't set about trying to analyse the plot and just sit back and suspend your disbelief for a while.


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