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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


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 »

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place on May 26, 1987 and in 2004. See more »


When Matt visits Jenna's office while Lucy is there, he begins speaking to who he believes is Jenna, but can't see because she's facing the other. When the camera changes, you can very obviously see the top of Lucy's head. Since Lucy is blonde and Jenna is brunette, Matt would never mistake Lucy for Jenna even from behind. 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 »


Referenced in Making of a Teen Dream (2004) See more »


Written by Rod Temperton
Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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