[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.
The Hulk and Gollum dance to Thriller together, need I say more?
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.
"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.
I did not choose to watch this film.
What a lovely film. I'm a sucker for these sorts of body-swap movies, and if it's not quite the equal of 17 Again, this one's still great fun.
A 13-year-old girl hides in a closet during her disastrous birthday party and, thanks to some wishing dust (I'm not sure whether this is a real thing), wakes up to find that it's 17 years later - and she's 17 years older; in fact, she's Jennifer Garner, a magazine editor and a bit of a bastard.
Sometimes the film calls to mind Diana Lynn's withering line to Ginger Rogers' child impersonator in The Major and the Minor - "You're 12, you're not six" - by overplaying the central character's naivety, and occasionally…
Who has not wished they were older in hopes of their lives being better? “13 going on 30” is a fun story of Jenna, a 13 year old girl who makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as the 30 year old version of herself. Quickly, Jenna, played by Jennifer Gardener realizes everything that she wanted happened did with the help of Lucy, her new best friend and old best friend Matt, played by Mark Ruffalo. However, Jenna starts to realize that she’s not a nice person and wants to change, and of course starts to fall in love with Matt, who’s engaged. The relationship between Jenna and Matt is cute, fun, and surprisingly…
Cutesy chick flick made better by the bubbly Jennifer Garner.
It's not a good movie...but it's really fun to watch.
Fulfilling the movie's charm is how the movie expresses being true to yourself. When we're young we think adulthood means full-access to what we think will make us happy; jobs, money, relationships, independence. We get so caught up in following what we think is pure happiness from magazines, television shows, and our peers we barrel through life and forget what originally made us happy. What happens when we get everything we wanted growing up and it doesn't fit who we really are. 13 Going on 30 shows that we have one life to live, so don't grow up too fast.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
yes, yes I did watch it
This bitch is too lucky.
"I think we all - I think all of us - want to feel something that we've forgotten or turned our backs on because maybe we didn't realize how much we were leaving behind. We need to remember what used to be good. If we don't, we won't recognize it even if it hits us between the eyes."-- Jenna Rink, 13 Going on 30 (2004)
Truth be told, this is exactly the sort of story line that Hollywood keeps milking: dissatisfaction with one's life that is often solved by showing them a glimpse of what actually happens should they get what they want, and then smack them in the head and make them realize that what they had was perfect…
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