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Thirteen (2003)

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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Noel (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
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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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19 September 2003 (USA)  »

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A los trece  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$116,260 (USA) (24 August 2003)

Gross:

$4,599,680 (USA) (14 December 2003)
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Evie refers to Brooke as three different things to her in the movie. First she refers to her as her guardian, then her aunt, and finally her cousin. Time codes for these different references are as follows: Guardian 00:18:12, Aunt 00:43:15, Cousin 00:43:36. 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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Art department assistant & "chicken trick" inventor -- Alden Wallace See more »

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Referenced in Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

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Explain It to Me
Written and Performed by Liz Phair
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
Performed, Produced and Arranged by The Tormentos
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Emotionally unforgettable
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been reading through the comments on here, and I'm wondering if I watched the same movie as everyone else. I was honestly blown away by this film, and agree with every praise that the critics have given it.

I think it's silly to say that Tracy was one-dimensional at all. She clearly had so much built-up frustration towards her mother, and her mother's boyfriend. Evan Rachel Wood did a perfect job of conveying the slow inner-destruction of Tracy.

It's hard to believe that Nikki Reed had no experience before this film. She absolutely nailed the manipulative attitude of Evie, while also making the viewer like her.

Holly Hunter's absolutely blew me away. Aside from Charlize Theron in Monster, and Felicity Huffmann in Transamerica, I can't think of a better performance than Hunter's. You could actually see the terror and panic in her face as she watched her daughter slowly slip deeper and deeper into trouble.

The final scene in the movie with Wood and Hunter is one of the most powerful scenes I've ever seen. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone.


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