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Thirteen (2003)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  7 November 2003 (Greece)
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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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Science Teacher
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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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Biography | Drama

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£53,553 (UK) (5 December 2003)

Gross:

£140,109 (UK) (12 December 2003)
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Because of the film's low budget, the girls' clothes in the movie is mostly from their own wardrobe. Catherine Hardwicke noted that as filming progressed, the girls began to dress similarly without being told to. See more »

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At Melrose, when Tracey's mom drops them off and the girls get out of the car, you can see them through the window. But when a car drives by the girls have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[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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Art department assistant & "chicken trick" inventor -- Alden Wallace See more »

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Edited into Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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Bounce
Written by Craig Adams and Eric Craig
Performed by DJ Assault
Courtesy of Jefferson Ave./Intuit-Solar
By Arrangement with Media Creature Music
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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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