[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
13 Going On 30
For some, 13 feels like it was just yesterday. For Jenna, it was.
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. Unfortunetly, 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.
I am a guy. A bloke, chap, lad, dad, testosterone driven being.
I argue when I'm right, argue fiercer when I'm wrong and am never discouraged by the fact that I'm wrong 95% of the time.
I love football, beer, loud music, making fire and stuff that goes boom.
I am getting less hair where I want more and getting more hair where I want less. My testosterone makes me overcompensate by working out too much and acting like a juvenile git.
I am a guy.
And I unequivocally love this film and will defend it to death because I am right.
Review In A Nutshell:
Everyone has those set of films that they have encountered in their youth that stick with them in a positive light even after one has grown so much in emotional and physical maturity. 13 Going on 30, better titled in Australia as Suddenly 30, was a film that I encountered nearly on a daily basis during my days in primary school as my young sister was mesmerized by it, finding an amazing role model to cling onto, hoping that when she becomes older she would also find success in the realm of fashion and still retain that sense of innocence and virtue. I latched onto these films for different reasons; I found myself heavily attracted to…
The Hulk and Gollum dance to Thriller together, need I say more?
"I'll have a Pina Colada, not virgin. Wanna see my ID? Totally have it!"
13 Going On 30 is a tear-wrencher of the very most cruel kind - has me saying 'aaaaw' once too many. Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo are just too cute. I know it's not a perfect movie or anything - but it goes all the right places, and that's enough.
Also, a hint of the 80's is never a bad thing in my book.
A fantasy for horrible people who hate their lives and wish they could go back in time to when they were actually nice and lock down that kid who grows up to be Mark Ruffalo.
I saw this because I want to watch everything on this list I made and Lauren Lapkus said that she liked this on some podcast. If you want to know when my birthday is but don't want to ask me, just watch the beginning of this movie. Me and Jennifer Garner's character have the same birthday.
idk why but i actually like this film......
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is one of those movies that can be so fun to argue about.
Girl wishes she was older and wakes up, having jumped forward seventeen years, only to discover she's become a successful and independent young woman. However, by the film's logic, she also happens to be a terrible person. She never speaks to her parents, she's long since abandoned her best friend, she lacks any sense of loyalty or friendship of any kind. Therefore, in order to correct her evil ways, get the "right" guy, and live happily ever after, she essentially gives up being driven, independent, and successful (magical time travel is also involved). This allows her to eventually have a happy, hetero-normative lifestyle where she marries…
I don't care what anyone says, I fucking love this movie. I saw it in theaters when it first came out, and I immediately loved it. I know it's pretty much a female version of Big, but I don't care. Psst... I like it more than Big! Haha!
Everything here suggests the target audience for this naïve romance is thirteen, and not thirty. It’s a consistently stupid movie, with next to no understanding of what it is to have a job, a relationship, or a sense of self-worth. Every character is assayed in sitcom terms (this almost makes the way they all repeatedly and randomly bump into one another appropriate), which helps to avoid any introspection that a thirteen year old might not be able to grasp. Even the comic set pieces are bungled when they become more about meeting the needs of the audience than the realities of the characters (I know the entire film is a fantasy, but it’s just stupid that everyone knows every step to the "Thriller" video years later.). It’s only bearable because of the performances, which are about as good as a script this bad would allow.
Perfect! Just perfect!
Released during a time when body changing plots seemed to be all the rage, it's understandable why 13 Going on 30 would get lost within the mix. Though the story adds nothing drastically new to the table, there's still a lot working well for the film, particularly in the casting and performance field. Jennifer Garner does a fantastic job of convincing viewers that she's legitimately a 13 year old girl trapped in a 30 year old's body, which makes for a very entertaining film.
A wonderful and fun viewing experience.
Not necessarily "Romcoms" that's a generalisation but Romance movies more along the lines of these that gave off similar vibes…
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