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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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$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Jennifer Garner spent time with teenagers to know how to act like one. See more »

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When Jenna gets into the car and tells the naked guy to go away, a boom mic swing's reflection appears briefly in the rear of the car. See more »

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Boy: Move it, dorkus.
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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 At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2004) See more »

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Why Can't I
Written by Liz Phair, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, and Scott Spock
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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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