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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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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. 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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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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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,324,715 (Germany) (10 September 2004)

Gross:

$4,382,272 (Australia) (24 September 2004)
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Trivia

Some scenes between Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo were improvised. See more »

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When Matt shares his Razzles with Jenna in 1987, the package is blue. In 1987, Razzles packages were white. See more »

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[first lines]
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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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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam
Performed by Whitney Houston
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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Jennifer Garner rules
28 April 2004 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

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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