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13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 23 April 2004 (USA)
A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-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. Unfortunately, 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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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

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13 snart 30  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,054,238 (USA) (25 April 2004)

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$57,231,747 (USA)
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A scene where Jenna sees a doctor, was shot, but cut. See more »

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When Lucy is telling Jenna how to act outside the Poise Magazine building, the same extras walk past more than twice each. Also, there are people walking behind Lucy that we don't see in the close-ups of Jenna, even though they are standing next to each other. See more »

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[first lines]
Boy: Move it, dorkus.
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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 »

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Referenced in Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baaki Hai (2012) See more »

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What I Like About You
Written by Wally Palmar (as Walter Palamarchuk), James Marinos, and Mike Skill
Performed by Lillix
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Charming - Funny - "Well Worth" the Ticket Price!
10 April 2004 | by (Tampa FL) – See all my reviews

Just saw the sneak preview in Tampa. Excellent. 8 out of 10! ... It's up there with Reese Witherspoon's Legally Blond and Tom Hanks' BIG. It's a nostalgic romp that'll make anyone with a memory smile.

Jennifer Garner sparkles with charisma and sizzles with charm. She's got that whole `girl next door' thing going on, supercharged with a personality that just doesn't quit. There's great chemistry amongst the cast - and all of them makes this light-hearted tale work.

The plot - seemingly done to death with `Big', Peggy Sue Gets Married, 18 Again (etc) - turns out to be amazingly fresh. It's funny, light . even logical (as a fairy tale that is) with a simple message for us all. "Be nice. Do the right thing. And live to be happy."

It'll pull the audiences (aged 8 to 80), make a ton of money for the producers and keep Garner's, Ruffalo's and Winick's phone ringing for some time to come.

Curmudgeons and violence addicts will do well to sit this one out. Great date flick `and' an outstanding family film. If you're looking for a great way to invest 100 minutes of your life, see From 13 to 30..


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