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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Evie Zamora
... Tracy Freeland
... Noel (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
... Melanie Freeland
... Mason Freeland
... Rafa
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright ... Medina (as Sarah Blakely-Cartwright)
Jenicka Carey ... Astrid
... Birdie
... Kayla
Tessa Ludwick ... Yumi
... Luke
... Businesswoman
... Brady
... 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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It's happening so fast. See more »

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Drama

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

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19 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A los trece  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,260, 24 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,599,680, 14 December 2003
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1.85 : 1
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Mara Wilson, most known for roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, was sent this script to audition, but her father insisted she turn it down due to the films controversial storyline. She opens up about it briefly in her book: Where Am I Now? [2016] See more »

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When Evie and Tracy are getting out of the car at Melrose, the same girl in a yellow tank top walks by in each shot. Once when they are still in the car, and once when they are walking away from the car. See more »

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

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References Cruel Intentions (1999) See more »

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2 Smooth
Written and Performed by Javá Benson and Mo-McRae
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Emotionally unforgettable
16 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I've been reading through the comments on here, and I'm wondering if I watched the same movie as everyone else. I was honestly blown away by this film, and agree with every praise that the critics have given it.

I think it's silly to say that Tracy was one-dimensional at all. She clearly had so much built-up frustration towards her mother, and her mother's boyfriend. Evan Rachel Wood did a perfect job of conveying the slow inner-destruction of Tracy.

It's hard to believe that Nikki Reed had no experience before this film. She absolutely nailed the manipulative attitude of Evie, while also making the viewer like her.

Holly Hunter's absolutely blew me away. Aside from Charlize Theron in Monster, and Felicity Huffmann in Transamerica, I can't think of a better performance than Hunter's. You could actually see the terror and panic in her face as she watched her daughter slowly slip deeper and deeper into trouble.

The final scene in the movie with Wood and Hunter is one of the most powerful scenes I've ever seen. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone.


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