A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikki Reed ... Evie Zamora
Evan Rachel Wood ... Tracy Freeland
Vanessa Hudgens ... Noel (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
Holly Hunter ... Melanie Freeland
Brady Corbet ... Mason Freeland
Ulysses Estrada ... Rafa
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright Sarah Blakley-Cartwright ... Medina (as Sarah Blakely-Cartwright)
Jenicka Carey Jenicka Carey ... Astrid
Sarah Clarke ... Birdie
Jasmine Di Angelo ... Kayla
Tessa Ludwick Tessa Ludwick ... Yumi
Kip Pardue ... Luke
Cece Tsou ... Businesswoman
Jeremy Sisto ... Brady
Jamison Yang ... Science Teacher
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Storyline

At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student--if not a little naive (it seems...she smokes and she cuts to alleviate the emotional pain she suffers from having a broken home and hating her mom's boyfriend, Brady.) When she befriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and petty crime (like stealing money from purses and from stores). As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother--as well as, teachers and old friends. Written by Miss Kittin

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, self destructive violence, language and sexuality - all involving young teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the belly piercing scene, Tracy says "What the fuck did you do". That was not scripted because Nikki Reed had actually poked the top of Evan Rachel Wood's belly with the needle. Reed was attempting to put pressure on her thumb so that the scene looked more realistic but her thumb slipped. Evan still has the scar to prove it. See more »

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When Tracy and Evie are in Luke's house, a camera operator is reflected in the pinball machine See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tracy: Hit me. I'm serious, I can't feel anything, hit me! Again, do it harder! I can't feel anything, this is so awesome!
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Crazy Credits

Art department assistant & "chicken trick" inventor -- Alden Wallace See more »

Connections

References CQ (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Pay Attention to Me
Lyrics by Orlando Brown
Music by Mark Carter
Performed by Orlando Brown
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Great Movie .... underrated
27 March 2019 | by j-a-julianSee all my reviews

I thought this was a wonderful movie, gripping, intense and totally realistic. Those who think that some young teens don't encounter these issues, especially in broken homes, are belying reality. World class performances by the two young protagonists and Tracy's mom. The sound track, particularly the original pieces, is well done. The movie would have been harder hitting if the director had been a bit more graphic in the sexual situations, not pornographic, but just a bit more honest as to what happens in everyday life. Well worth watching. Under appreciated.


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Language:

English | Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

19 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thirteen See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,260, 24 August 2003

Gross USA:

$4,601,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,128,960
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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