[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…
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.
I don't think i know how to rate movies ? Like is there a different scale for feel good trashy movies and more complex movies? Whatever
Surprisingly good with an easy-to-follow story (perhaps too easy). It's a cross between Big and It's a Wonderful Life, with all the good qualities of both.
The real gem of this film is Jennifer Garner. She plays 13-year-old with such gusto and whimsy, you can't help but smile and fall in love with her the moment she comes on screen. Garner definitely captures what it means to be a kid.
Like Big, 13 Going on 30 made me think of what Jesus said in Mark, about having a childlike faith. It's not about being immature or acting like a child. It's a simple view of looking at the world - a faith that God is in control of all things and to look to Him in all circumstances. Jenna Rink's perspective is full of hope and wonder, which is something we should all try to emulate.
Whoever suggested Mark Ruffalo for this movie deserves a raise.
Perfect movie for today, oh Schmalentine's Day. My favourite chick flick :)
This is a pretty cute, funny movie. It's really cheesy sometimes, too. Casting was really good.
Such a great chick flick.
A nice movie about what a girl wishes to become but how this changes her life. Be careful what you wish for never actually had so much meaning.
it's CUTE okay
I watched this in tribute to a friend's birthday wishes but yoiks, it was seriously average. At least now I know who Jennifer Garner is. At least until I get her mixed up with some other forgettable actor.
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- American Pie
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- Deep Rising
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A list with film titles that could easily have been titles of porn movies.
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