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Thirteen (2003)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  19 September 2003 (USA)
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A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

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At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student--if not a little naive (it seems...she smokes and she cuts to alleviate the emotional pain she suffers from having a broken home and hating her mom's boyfriend, Brady.) When she befriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and petty crime (like stealing money from purses and from stores). As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother--as well as, teachers and old friends. Written by Miss Kittin

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Rated R for drug use, self destructive violence, language and sexuality - all involving young teens | See all certifications »

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A los trece  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$116,260 (USA) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

£140,109 (UK) (12 December 2003)
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Michelle Trachtenberg was originally set to star as Tracy, but was committed to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) at the time. See more »

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When Tracy and Evie are in Luke's house, a camera operator is reflected in the pinball machine See more »

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[first lines]
Tracy: Hit me. I'm serious, I can't feel anything, hit me! Again, do it harder! I can't feel anything, this is so awesome!
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This movie is very real & very depressing because the situations are so familiar.
28 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is very real. It's depressing too, because the situations the characters face are so familiar. The cast is fantastic. True talent is shown by the way the characters' complex personalities are so easily understood. The mother's situation is one that so many mothers can relate to. She glances away for just a moment - a moment that slips right past her when she wasn't paying full attention. Almost overnight it's as if her daughter has become a completely different person. It is an eye-opener for all parents of young teenage girls. My overall mood/feeling after watching it reminded me of how I felt after I watched The Basketball Diaries. Super-real.....no sugar-coated fluff in this film. I thought it was excellent - both informative & well-written.


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