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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 & 38 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An inconvenient truth See more (541 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)
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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 .... 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:
The director of this movie purposely changed the lighting through out the film to match the mood/distress of the characters. The further Tracy spiraled downward, the grittier and darker the lighting in the film became. By the end of the movie the color is almost completely washed out to black and white, as that is when Tracy finally reaches rock bottom.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
Die to EntertainSee more »

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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58 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
An inconvenient truth, 17 April 2007
Author: ametaphysicalshark from prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com

One of the most common criticisms of "Thirteen" is that it is 'unrealistic'. However, "Thirteen" never claims to portray all thirteen year olds, hell, it doesn't even claim to portray a significant number of them. This film is about the select few who choose to take a certain path in life. They have no true parental figures, their lives are in shambles, and they are making a quick and painful transition into supposed adulthood. Notice the other people in the school scenes, they're normal, they're just studying, hanging out with their friends, and going through the motions of school life. Those aren't the people that are being portrayed here.

Nikki Reed, an immense young talent, plays Evie Zamora, the hottest and arguably most popular girl in school. Evan Rachel Wood plays Tracy, a girl who still keeps her stuffed animals and Barbie dolls on her bed, and whose parents have divorced recently and whose mother works as a hairdresser out of her home to support the family. Tracy goes to junior high completely oblivious of any of the social pressure that's present, and begins to idolize Evie, obviously a terrible role model. In an outstanding early scene, Tracy follows Evie into a shopping mall and is initially appalled at the idea of shoplifting, but in a desperate attempt to fit in with the 'cool' crowd, she steals a purse from a woman who sat next to her, and finds Evie again, at which point she is accepted. Sooner rather than later, Tracy is drawn into a terrible depression which she deals with by using drugs, cutting herself, and being sexually promiscuous. She does all this completely uncertain of whether she wants to, and mostly because she's following Evie's lead. To say that no 13 year olds have experiences similar to this is pure ignorance, and if you're a parent who thinks this is unrealistic- think again, and think hard. In today's world, narcotics are available as easily as candy bars, and pop stars are more like porn stars, putting pressure on today's teens to become promiscuous sooner in life.

Wood is a terrific, terrific actress who has made some questionable career choices before and since this, but I hope to see her continue to star in films like "The Upside of Anger" and "Down in the Valley". However, in this particular film, even her tremendously powerful performance pales in comparison with Holly Hunter's Oscar-nominated supporting role as Tracy's mother, and by Nikki Reed, who, in her first ever acting role, is nothing short of stunning. This role is very, very racy for any 15 year old to take on, and Reed, who also co-wrote this film's terrific script with Catherine Hardwicke, takes it on with maturity I've never seen before from an actress of her age. First time director Catherine Hardwicke does a great job here, her work is inventive and adds real grit to this tale.

The bottom line is, "Thirteen" is a great, realistic, disturbing urban drama that you should watch with an open mind and with knowledge that it is based in fact. This is a challenging and brave film, and everyone involved has gained immediate respect from me. One of the best of 2003.

8/10

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