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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer Lopez is featured on both the Sparkle and Poise magazine covers. Ironically, during the filming of this movie, Jennifer Lopez was in a serious relationship with Ben Affleck - Jennifer Garner's future husband. See more »


When Jenna and her boyfriend get back to his apartment, a basketball is on the couch. In the next shot, when they sit on the couch, the basketball is gone. See more »


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

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 »


Features Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »


Keep It Simple (Stupid)
Written, Produced, and Performed by Daniel Lenz
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User Reviews

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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