[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…
No amount of baby Brie Larson could make up for the black hole of charisma that is Jennifer Garner.
I was never a huge Jennifer Garner fan and as much as I like silly movies i had avoided this one for a very long time. Turns out I was wrong, this is a sweet fun movie and Jennifer Garner is absolutely adorable. She plays a 13 year old in a 30 year old's body perfectly. There's some really great pop music as well.
That Jennifer Garner makes any old plot good, guarenteed. Plus Mark Ruffalo's a dreamboat, although I hate the bit where he takes a selfie at their wedding. That makes him kind of douchey.
for what I was watching the ending was actually really bad, like... I knew what I was watching but wow that was bad.
Journal Entry: May 12, 2004
I just got back from the late movie. I went and saw 13 Going on 30. I especially liked Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of Matt. Here was an idealistic child whom life had damaged, and the adult he became - world weary, resigned and still absolutely kind. Also with an underlying vulnerability. One of the best male characters I've seen in a long time.
Well, that's embarrassing. Three short, stubby sentences, followed by a long disjointed one and then a sloppy sentence fragment. I could excuse it by saying it was written late at night, or that I wasn't a consistent journal keeper, thereby not having kept my writing skills up, and it would be true.…
An enjoyable flick with laugh out loud moments
See what the fuck am I doing to my self ? I don't want to watch a good movie a a fall asleep so I guess I'll watch shit ones ... And stay awake ...... Fuck
A few funny lines and Jennifer Garner does a sweet impression of the main character. But the rest is just crap.
A fun big like movie.
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- Teen Wolf
- American Pie
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Mr. Woodcock
- Deep Rising
- Bangkok Dangerous
- All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
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- Back to the Future Part II
- Back to the Future Part III
- Four Christmases
- The Five People You Meet In Heaven