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13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 23 April 2004 (USA)
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A girl makes a wish 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. 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Jede Frau hat ein Geheimnis - ihres ist wirklich zauberhaft. (Every woman has a secret - hers is really magical.) 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)


$56,044,241 (USA) (25 June 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Before they settled on Poise, Sizzle was to be the name of Jenna's fashion magazine. See more »


The picture of Jennifer Lopez on the wall changes from perfectly straight to very crooked between shots. 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 »


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Jessie's Girl
Written and Performed by Rick Springfield
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG
Under license from BMG 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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