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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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Storyline

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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Mancher fühlt sich, als wäre er erst gestern 13 gewesen. Für Jenna ist es so. (Some people feel like they were 13 just yesterday. Jenna was.) See more »


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

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13 snart 30  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

When Jenna first gets to Poise, her assistant says that Eminem is on the phone, and needs a decision. She calls out "plain, peanut, plain!", thinking the assistant means M&M, since she doesn't know of the rapper Eminem yet. See more »

Goofs

Assuming the present-day sequences take place in 2004 (the year of the film's release), then the sequences of Jenna at age 13 would be set in 1987. However, the clothing fashions worn by the kids are years out-of-date and the "current" music they listen to (e.g. Thriller) was released in the early '80s. See more »

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[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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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Thriller
Written by Rod Temperton
Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good, once you get past the beginning
13 November 2004 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Wow, to be honest: I really didn't think that I was going to enjoy this movie. The beginning was slow, and dragged on a little too much. But after that!

Garner does an excellent job portraying a confused thirteen year old in the body of a thirty year old. 13 GOING ON THIRTY is arguably one of her best.

The plot was good. Don't expect any twists or turns, though. Its consistency is one of the things that actually inspired me give it a good rating.

There really isn't much more to it! 13 GOING ON THIRTY was a great movie and I encourage you to see it if you haven't!


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