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A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman.

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After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. Thanks to some wishing dust, Jenna's prayer has been answered. With a knockout body, a dream apartment, a fabulous wardrobe, an athlete boyfriend, a dream job, and superstar friends, this can't be a better life. Unfortunetly, Jenna realizes that this is not what she wanted. The only one that she needs is her childhood best friend, Matt, a boy that she thought destroyed her party. But when she finds him, he's a grown up, and not the same person that she knew. Written by popdivaprincess3000

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A comedy for the kid in all of us. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,324,715 (Germany) (10 September 2004)

Gross:

$4,382,272 (Australia) (24 September 2004)
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Jenna's birth date is 26 May 1974. See more »

Goofs

When Jenna is talking to Matt while sitting at the counter in her home, before the phone rings, there's a Diet Coke can turned to where you can see the Coca-cola logo. The camera switches angles and then back, the Diet Coke can is now completely turned around where you can not see the Coca-Cola logo, but instead the back side of the can. See more »

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The studio logo segues into the opening credits. Magic dust forms a backdrop and segues into the background during Jenna's picture taking. Then it segues into the title. The credits appear as if by magic. See more »

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Featured in HBO First Look: 13 Going on 30 (2004) See more »

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Mad About You
Written by Paula Jean Brown, Mitchel Evans, and James Whelan
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Much more than a female version of Big...
16 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The body swap genre has been done before, and to much success, but the sweet nature of this film cancels out any lack of originality. Jennifer Garner, transported from a 13 year old girl into her 30 year old future self, gives a thoroughly appealing performance which is backed up with strong support from the likes of Mark Ruffallo, Judy Greer and Andy Serkis. Greer in particular is very well cast, she displays subtle but perfect comic timing, some of it improvised (watch out for the Bambi line towards the end of the movie).

The main surprise with this film is its emotional punch. The importance of family and the importance of staying true to yourself is filtered into the plot without being too sentimental or cloying. By the time the more emotional scenes come around, you might care so much about the characters that you cry along with them. Unashamedly girly, this is one to watch if you fancy a feel-good film that dares to go a little deeper.


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