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
The scene between Jenna (Jennifer Garner) and Becky (Renee Olstead) in the elevator was shot in one take. See more »
When the DJ puts the Thriller LP on he places the needle on to track one. Thriller is actually track 4. Then the song starts immediately at the spot where the 45 begins and not the spot where the LP version begins. In other words they eliminated the entire synthesizer intro. At least they got the label design correct (Epic). See more »
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 »
It's impossible to imagine this film with anyone other than Jennifer Garner in the lead role - she shines so brightly and so brilliantly in every scene, elevating what would most likely have been a flat and shallow affair without the seemingly-effortless magic of her performance.
Not that the other players weren't good - Mark Ruffalo came off great here and the rest of the cast was fine, no problems with anyone, it's just that the story (or the telling of it) wasn't exactly original or inspired. No matter, what with Garner lighting up the screen; she's a charmer alright, with her superb comic timing, her infectious warmth and her natural talent for making the audience care deeply about her - you can't learn these things in any acting school on any planet.
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