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Thirteen (2003)

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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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They're not little girls anymore See more »

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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

The advertisement for Sibul that is shown throughout the movie is named after producer Christina Sibul. See more »

Goofs

During the intervention scene at the end of the film Tracy runs into the kitchen, and a calendar is visible, showing the date as October 2003. The scene where Tracy and Evie hit each other was said to be four months after the first day of school, which means it happened in late December or early January, and their injuries aren't healed when the intervention takes place, so the two events must have occurred close together. That's also far too early for a student to be told she will fail a grade no matter what she does, which happens immediately before the intervention scene. 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 »

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Referenced in Three Times Manon: Deux (2014) See more »

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2 Smooth
Written and Performed by Javá Benson and Mo-McRae
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Over-dramatic!
10 July 2004 | by MeekahSee all my reviews

I'm a teenager and I thought this movie looked pretty interesting when I saw the previews. The performances were excellent , the directing and art direction was superb , it seemed amazing (although the lighting and contrast was a bit weird sometimes) However , the plot is a little unrealistic. Yes , thirteen year olds do have some changes , can get into drugs and start into sexual activity , but the degree of all those things they show in the movie is a little over-exaggerated for a thirteen year old. Maybe fifteen or sixteen would have been a bit more believable. I found a lot of the "shocks" in the movie weren't that shocking. It's not realistic , I think the main purpose of the movie is to scare the parents of every thirteen year old girl who think that this is what every teenage girl is up to. Worth watching once to see the performances , but I can't really take it seriously as a film accurately depicting a thirteen year old. 6/10


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Release Date:

19 September 2003 (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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1.85 : 1
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