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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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They're not little girls anymore See more »

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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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7 November 2003 (Greece)  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£53,553 (UK) (5 December 2003)

Gross:

£140,109 (UK) (12 December 2003)
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The tongue stud that Nikki Reed wore in the film was real, but Evan Rachel Wood's was not. It was made like a suction cup, but occasionally would fall off. Because of this, she ended up accidentally swallowing a few of them by the time the movie had finished filming. See more »

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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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Hampton, who is credited as having played himself, is the dog. See more »

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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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Explain It to Me
Written and Performed by Liz Phair
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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breathtaking and honest
10 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thirteen is a fresh look at what children go through today. It is honest and terrifying, for some they can relate to the pain, frustration, and confusion that the main character goes through but for others it can serve as an eye-opening view of what that life is like. For those who think this is like any other teen-on-drugs movie I'd have to say they are completely wrong. True the movie does show a girl experimenting with drugs and sex but it also taps into the emotional and psychological problems that drive kids today to do so. The honesty of the main characters cutting problems is absolutely both terrifying and breath taking. I think thirteen was one of the most truthful and beautiful movies I have seen in a long time.


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