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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…
Snow has closed my main source (my local library) for new movies. So I have had to look hard at my DVD collection trying to find new meat. Tonight I found one of my teenage daughter's favorite movies, 13 going on 30. The female version of Tom Hanks' Big. Cute movie...I recommend to teenagers.....middle aged men might not think too highly of it. Highlight of the movie...Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller...and Jim Gaffigan showing up as a New York cabbie.
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.
A wonderful and fun viewing experience.
13 Going On 30 is, in my opinion, one of my favorite romance movies.
This story is about a thirteen year old girl named Jenna Rink, who is about to begin the awkward journey known as puberty. With all the pressures that comes with being a thirteen year old, Jenna wishes she was thirty. This comes true! 13 Going On 30 continues the story of Jenna trying to survive in the real world as a physical thirty year old...with a thirteen year old mind.
Though the story line is definitely one of the more cheesier plots of romance movies, it is by far one of the better romance movies. You can't help but get giddy when you see the chemistry between Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo!
Sure it may not have the best cinematography, acting, or writing. But once you get past that, sit back and relax, I guarantee you will fall in love with this movie.
This was kind of a Scrooged thing in a Freaky Friday mold. But it was terrible because being a 13 year old in a older body doesn't make you stupid. She doesn't know not to throw shrimp tails or fruit at a party. She doesn't know what an adult boyfriend is. She is constantly acting like she was from a bunker like Kimmie Schmit. Kinda dumb.
Wait, why did I watch this movie?
Surprisingly entertaining romantic comedy, 13 Going on 30 is a pleasant treat that has a good story, effective moments and good performances from its cast. I expected to not enjoy it, but to be honest; it was a fun film to watch. I really enjoyed Jennifer Garner’s role here, and thought she was perfect for the part she played. The film doesn’t break new ground in the genre, but it is nonetheless a quirky, charming picture worth seeing if you enjoy these types of films. The film relies on your typical rom-com formula, and it works quite well enough for you to watch it as a pleasant time waster. 13 Going on 30 has a film that can even appeal…
Yes, I just saw this for the first time.
First off, I wish I could smack those little shits that locked her in the closet! I know there wouldn't be a film if that didn't happen, but still. Okay now that I got that off of my chest- really enjoyed this film. The scrooge/it's a wonderful life idea genuinely works here. If it was any other actress other than Jen Garner though, I doubt it would've been such a hit! She exudes that girl-next-door/childhood crush exterior and pulled off the spirit of a 13 year old! Although the film may get lost in the cliche 'romcom' fluff, it still manages to have heart. And hold the phone, cause ANDY SERKIS…
On its surface, people will take 13 Going on 30 to be a child's take on adulthood yet it's actually an adult take on childhood - how the good and the bad of who we "were" can be accentuated or refracted under the monikers of personal and professional growth.
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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