A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

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Gary Winick
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Jenna Rink
Mark Ruffalo ... Matt Flamhaff
Judy Greer ... Lucy Wyman
Andy Serkis ... Richard Kneeland
Kathy Baker ... Bev Rink
Phil Reeves ... Wayne Rink
Sam Ball ... Alex Carlson (as Samuel Ball)
Marcia DeBonis ... Arlene
Christa B. Allen ... Young Jenna
Sean Marquette ... Young Matt
Kiersten Warren ... Trish Sackett
Joe Grifasi ... Mr. Flamhaff
Mary Pat Gleason ... Mrs. Flamhaff
Susan Egan ... Tracy Hansen
Lynn Collins ... Wendy
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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. 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

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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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Trivia

Jennifer Garner spent time with teenagers to remember how to act like one. See more »

Goofs

When Jenna goes to her party at 27 Wall Street, she is shown standing through the window going north into Times Square. 27 Wall Street is south of Times Square, so she would not have been going north. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy: Move it, dorkus.
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Crazy Credits

As you near the end of the credits, the song "Love is a Battlefield" blends to include the audio of the girls singing along during their sleepover. See more »

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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Teen Movies of the 2000s (2018) See more »

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Jessie's Girl
Written and Performed by Rick Springfield
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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Charming - Funny - "Well Worth" the Ticket Price!
10 April 2004 | by WCS02See all my reviews

Just saw the sneak preview in Tampa. Excellent. 8 out of 10! ... It's up there with Reese Witherspoon's Legally Blond and Tom Hanks' BIG. It's a nostalgic romp that'll make anyone with a memory smile.

Jennifer Garner sparkles with charisma and sizzles with charm. She's got that whole `girl next door' thing going on, supercharged with a personality that just doesn't quit. There's great chemistry amongst the cast - and all of them makes this light-hearted tale work.

The plot - seemingly done to death with `Big', Peggy Sue Gets Married, 18 Again (etc) - turns out to be amazingly fresh. It's funny, light . even logical (as a fairy tale that is) with a simple message for us all. "Be nice. Do the right thing. And live to be happy."

It'll pull the audiences (aged 8 to 80), make a ton of money for the producers and keep Garner's, Ruffalo's and Winick's phone ringing for some time to come.

Curmudgeons and violence addicts will do well to sit this one out. Great date flick `and' an outstanding family film. If you're looking for a great way to invest 100 minutes of your life, see From 13 to 30..


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Going on 30 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,054,283, 25 April 2004

Gross USA:

$57,231,747

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,455,697
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DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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