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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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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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For some, 13 feels like it was just yesterday. For Jenna, it 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

The slumber party scene was forced upon Gary Winick at the producers' insistence, over his strenuous objections. He felt it cut away from the Jenna/Matt romance, which was the real crux of the film. But watching it on the DVD Directors Commentary, he then felt it was one of the best scenes in the movie. See more »

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When Jenna throws the paper at Arlene in the meeting, Lucy is drinking from her cup. But in the next shot, when she looks at Jenna, her cup is back on the table without any time to set it back down. See more »

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Boy: Move it, dorkus.
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Crazy Credits

As you near the end of the credits, the song "Love is a Battlefield" blends to include the audio of the girls singing along during their sleepover. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) See more »

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What I Like About You
Written by Wally Palmar (as Walter Palamarchuk), James Marinos, and Mike Skill
Performed by Lillix
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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