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Thirteen -- 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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Writers:
Catherine Hardwicke (written by) &
Nikki Reed (written by)
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Release Date:
7 November 2003 (Greece) See more »
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Tagline:
It's happening so fast. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 15 wins & 39 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Scary, Beautiful, Gritty Picture of Adolescence See more (543 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nikki Reed ... Evie Zamora

Evan Rachel Wood ... Tracy Freeland

Vanessa Hudgens ... Noel (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)

Holly Hunter ... Melanie Freeland

Brady Corbet ... Mason Freeland

Ulysses Estrada ... Rafa
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright ... Medina (as Sarah Blakely-Cartwright)
Jenicka Carey ... Astrid

Sarah Clarke ... Birdie

Jasmine Di Angelo ... Kayla
Tessa Ludwick ... Yumi

Kip Pardue ... Luke

Cece Tsou ... Businesswoman

Jeremy Sisto ... Brady

Jamison Yang ... Science Teacher
Frank Merino ... Tattoo Artist

Cynthia Ettinger ... Cynthia

Charles Duckworth ... Javi

Deborah Kara Unger ... Brooke LaLaine

D.W. Moffett ... Travis Freeland
Steven Kozlowski ... Skanky Guy
Java Benson ... Rapper #1 (as Javá Benson)

Mo McRae ... Rapper #2 (as Mõ)
Brandy Rainey ... Yvette, Tough Girl

Yasmine Delawari ... English Teacher
Hampton ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Benjamin Anderson ... Model (uncredited)
Angelique Bates ... Cashier (uncredited)

Jordan Elliott ... Teen (uncredited)
Cynthia Nibler ... Clothing Saleswoman (uncredited)

David Patykewich ... Acid Tripping Park Ranger (uncredited)
Honore Sato ... Woman in Street (uncredited)

David Tran ... Melrose Shopper (uncredited)
Alden Wallace ... Boy in Brooke's House (uncredited)

Directed by
Catherine Hardwicke 
 
Writing credits
Catherine Hardwicke (written by) &
Nikki Reed (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... executive producer
Canada Johanna Gordon .... associate producer
Holly Hunter .... executive producer
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Michael London .... producer
Rosemary Marks .... co-producer
Rosemary Marks .... line producer
Christina Sibul .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
Brian Zarate 
 
Cinematography by
Elliot Davis 
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Richardson 
 
Casting by
Jakki Fink 
Shani Ginsberg 
Christina Sibul 
 
Production Design by
Carol Strober 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Josselyn  (as Johnny Jos)
 
Set Decoration by
Dorit Hurst  (as Dorit Oberman)
 
Costume Design by
Cindy Evans 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Lovell .... key makeup artist
Laine Trzinski .... key hair stylist (as Elaine M. Cascio)
Tinka White .... assistant hair stylist
Tinka White .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Dudek .... second second assistant director (as Jason R. Dudek)
John T. Melick .... second assistant director
John O'Rourke .... first assistant director (as John P. O'Rourke)
 
Art Department
Philip Cheyenne Ali .... painter (as Phillip Ali)
Chris Barnes .... lead painter
Tobey Bays .... lead man
Erin J. Beverly .... buyer
Gregory Byrne .... set dresser
Adam Cook .... props
Kelly Cummins .... props (as Kelly A. Cummins)
Julia Ferrell .... set dresser
Alex Flemming .... painter
Paulette Fox .... painter
Francesco Luparello .... art department intern
Andy Mentzer .... painter
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Erik Soderstrom .... set dresser
Carly Starr Brullo Niles .... assistant property master
Carly Starr Brullo Niles .... props
Sandy Summer .... painter
Alden Wallace .... art department assistant
Barry Jones .... paint foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Brion Condon .... boom operator
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor (as Jed Dodge)
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
Phyllis Ginter .... foley artist
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Martens .... boom operator
Steve Morantz .... sound mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Peter Rand .... boom operator
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Dennis Twitty .... sound assistant
Dennis Twitty .... sound editor
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer
Aaron Wilcox .... facilities management
Aaron Wilcox .... re-recording projectionist
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Lee .... digital intermediate
Mike Tosti .... production technology
 
Stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Ben Jensen .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip
Ted Caloroso .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrae Crawford .... second assistant camera
Jim Duggan .... best boy grip
Anne Marie Fox .... still photographer
Dustin Frugé .... camera loader
Bryan Gilbert .... grip
Bryan Hayes .... grip
Daniel L. Magat .... best boy electric
Erik Christian McDonald .... electrician
Richie Metcalfe .... grip
Nizar Najm .... electrician
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer
Brian Reid .... electrician
Michael Steffen .... grip (as Michael M. Steffen)
Kara Stephens .... second camera operator
Alpheus Underhill .... grip
Michael E. Cole .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Inessa Freylekhman .... casting assistant
Deedra Ricketts .... extras casting
Cristina Verano .... extras casting intern
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yulia Gershenzon .... costumer
Anne Laoparadonchai .... assistant costume designer
Ryan Olivieri .... costumer intern
 
Editorial Department
Shawn Booth .... post-production intern
Evan Edelist .... digital intermediate executive producer
Alex Hernandez .... imaging technician
Steve Hodge .... imaging technician
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Christopher Kutcka .... imaging supervisor (as Chris Kutcka)
Beth Ostermann .... digital intermediate producer
Joshua Pines .... color management
Dana Ross .... color consultant
Hilary Schroeder .... associate editor
Peter Sternlicht .... digital intermediate executive producer
Michael Zeininger .... post-production assistant
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Ron Rauch .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mark Carter .... composer: additional music
Bob Casale .... assistant score engineer (as Robert Casale)
Lavant Coppock .... composer: additional music
Lavant Coppock .... music engineer
John Enroth .... assistant score engineer
Richard Henderson .... music editor
Mark Mothersbaugh .... music producer
Michelle Norrell .... music supervisor
Michael Ripoll .... guitarist
Amy Rosen .... music supervisor
Ron Small .... musical sound designer
Jed Smith .... assistant composer
 
Transportation Department
Michael A. Nordenstrom .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Mary Jane Amato .... first assistant accountant
Geoffrey Booth .... assistant: Ms. Hardwicke
Susan A. Burig .... title designer: main titles (as Susan Burig)
Dolly Bush .... production assistant
Gregory Dunigan .... production coordinator
Brian Feeney .... key set production assistant
Carey Field .... set production assistant
Cynthia A. Fujikawa .... production accountant
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa .... production accountant
Melissa Hook .... production assistant
Colin Hudock .... production assistant
Reef Karim .... medical consultant
Kim T. Le .... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Lefler .... production assistant
Andrew Magarian .... acting coach
Natasha McMillan .... production assistant
Tracey Merkle .... script supervisor
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Adam Robinson .... location assistant
Peter Sands .... location manager (as Peter James)
Susan J. Spohr .... customer satisfaction
Wayne Swab .... additional best boy
Natasha Von Lemke .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Mary Gail Artz .... special thanks
Jack Black .... special thanks
Neve Campbell .... special thanks
Barbara Cohen .... special thanks
John Cusack .... special thanks
Josh Hartnett .... special thanks
Gavin O'Connor .... special thanks
Greg O'Connor .... special thanks
Liz Phair .... special thanks
Christina Ricci .... special thanks
David O. Russell .... special thanks
Charlize Theron .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for drug use, self destructive violence, language and sexuality - all involving young teens
Runtime:
100 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Mel is taking Tracey and Evie to Brooke's, it's clear that both girls are in the backseat. But when they get to Brooke's house, Tracey gets out of the front.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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Movie Connections:
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FAQ

Is this an autobiography of Nikki Reed's life at 13?
Did Nikki Reed write this herself?
What song is playing when Tracy steals the bag off the lady and shows Evie?
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160 out of 234 people found the following review useful.
Scary, Beautiful, Gritty Picture of Adolescence, 8 February 2004
Author: DJExcen from Washington State University

Wow. Talk about a train wreck. Of course I'm speaking in reference to the life of Tracy, the main character, not the movie itself. I give props to the cast and crew, they all got mad skillz. Now for a more intellectual look toward the dystopic view of adolescence and the loss of innocence.

Now that I've thoroughly confused old and young alike, here's the meat and bones of why I think you should see this movie. The movie captures the creation of the emotional rift between an adolescent girl and her mother. While the rift is eventually healed, the impact on the viewer is anything but easily forgotten about. The movie is shocking, don't assume that it won't shock you; these kids do more (insert ANY shocking noun here, i.e. sex, drugs, etc.) in a day than an average college student, at least a college student like me, would SEE, much less do, in an enitire semester.

Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Tracy, gives a (dare I say it about someone so young?) Oscar-worthy performance in her portrayal of an emotionally troubled juvenile. She captures the mood swings, the dark brooding, the joy of being that age perfectly. If there was ever a reason for being scared of having a child, much less a daughter, having a daughter like Evan Rachel Wood's character would be it.

Nikki Reed, the co-writer of the script, deserves notation for her breakout performance. Her acting was very good, considering that she has never had any experience in the field ever. Rather than detract from her performance, her inexperience in selling her character to the audience only added to the dark, manipulative side of her character. If she studies the art and craft of acting, she will be a presence in Hollywood for years to come.

Holly Hunter gives another stellar performance. Her character's balance, or lack thereof, between the enforcer of parental-rules and her desire to be involved in her daughter's life perfectly captures the connundrum of every parent. The climax of the film, featuring Hunter and Wood, reminds the viewer of the intensity that raw emotion can create when you put two amazing actresses together and set the pressure-cooker on Nuclear Meltdown.

Thirteen is a must-see if you are entering middle school, or if you have a daughter entering middle school. Better yet, go see it with your daughter; you will both be talking about it for a long time. I give it a whole-hearted 10 out of 10.

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