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13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  23 April 2004 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bev Rink
Wayne Rink
Alex Carlson (as Samuel Ball)
Trish Sackett
Mr. Flamhaff
Mrs. Flamhaff
Tracy Hansen


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 snart 30  »

Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,054,238 (USA) (23 April 2004)


$4,382,272 (Australia) (24 September 2004)

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Jenna's birth date is 26 May 1974. See more »


When Matt shares his Razzles with Jenna in 1987, the package is blue. In 1987, Razzles packages were white. See more »


[first lines]
Boy: Move it, dorkus.
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Crazy Credits

As you near the end of the credits, the song "Love is a Battlefield" blends to include the audio of the girls singing along during their sleepover. See more »


Remade as Mazaa Mazaa (2005) See more »


Mad About You
Written by Paula Jean Brown, Mitchel Evans, and James Whelan
Performed by Belinda Carlisle
Courtesy of IRS Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

Entertaining, Charming, and Refreshing
23 April 2004 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Jennifer Garner offers this comedy-romance a refreshing innocence in the title role with her playful awe as a 13 year old who wakes up to be 30. There are the funny comments, good ones and then there are the more serious moments, somber and sad moments, even tender moments particularly between mother and daughter. We learn about how people can change, what some people can become. This entertaining movie has its own charm and wit, a delightful date movie with an uplifting as well as delightful performance by Jennifer. While not breaking any real new barrier, Jennifer's acting and script raises this comedy romance above others of its kind, lifting the bar and offering a solid and witty experience for female movie-goers and those that accompany them. Seven out of Ten Stars.

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