6.2/10
166,741
379 user 82 critic

13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 23 April 2004 (USA)
Trailer
2:38 | Trailer
A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director:

Gary Winick
Reviews
Popularity
999 ( 182)
11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy for the kid in all of us. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In Australia, the title was changed to "Suddenly 30", because distributors thought audiences would misunderstand the original title. See more »

Goofs

When Jenna jumps in the cab to get to New Jersey toward the end of the film, she throws her sweater in the cab first and then climbs in. When she exits upon her arrival in Jersey she leaves her sweater in the cab as she has nothing in her hands when she starts running. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy: Move it, dorkus.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Hit the Dance Floor (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy for You
Written by John Bettis and Jon Lind
Performed by Madonna
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Jennifer Garner makes this movie watchable
8 December 2004 | by christian123See all my reviews

Jennifer Garner plays Jenna, a 13-year-old girl who makes a wish to become older, and she finds herself thrust forward 17 years into the body of a gorgeous 30-year-old executive. Trying to discover what happened, she gets back in touch with her old high school friends, who've all lived 17 years of life, while she is still just a girl in the body of a woman.

The plot is obviously similar to the movie Big and all the critics have already bothered to point that out. While 13 Going on 30 isn't as good or engaging as Big, it's still a decent film with a nice message. The movie works a lot better than it should because of Jennifer Garner. She's funny and she has a great personality. It also helps that she's having fun in the role and it's so hard to actually hate her because she plays a very likable character. Mark Ruffalo gives an okay performance, he was a little dull though. I don't think comedy is his best genre. There are also some fun performances from Andy Serkis and Judy Greer.

The film was too cheesy and silly for me at times. For example, there was this one scene where Jennifer Garner is at a sleepover with all these little thirteen year old girls and she's telling them about her kissing experiences. After she does this, they all get up and start dancing. It was just so cheesy and annoying though girls will probably love that part. The movie is also pretty predictable. If you have seen the preview then you should know how things will end. The movie is pretty simple yet still entertaining. It's also a lot better than other similar films like Chasing Liberty and The Prince and Me. In the end, 13 Going on 30 is a decent, charming chick flick that should appeal to it's target audience. Rating 6/10


45 of 60 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 379 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Going on 30 See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed