13 Going On 30 2004 CC

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Comic fantasy starring Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink, who at the start of the film is a typical awkward adolescent, constantly dreaming of being popular and accepted as part of the in-crowd at school.

Starring:
Andy Serkis,Judy Greer
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Comedy
Director Gary Winick
Starring Andy Serkis, Judy Greer
Supporting actors Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Kathy Baker
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dave Kraven VINE VOICE on 25 Jun. 2006
Format: DVD
Knowing that she can do action and plenty of it from the hit TV spy series Alias, we see Jennifer Garner tackling another genre in this sprightly gratifying romantic comedy that's obviously inspired by one of Tom Hanks' smash hits in which she plays a 13-year-old who wishes she was 30 and wakes up the next morning to find out that she is! Although it's Big with flashy lip-gloss, it's incredibly captivating with Garner on top form along with a stunning cast which includes a charming Mark Ruffalo, bitchy Judy Greer and LOTR's Andy Serkis, picturesque visuals and a romantic sub-plot that's convincingly dreamy between the two leads.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Martin A Hogan HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Aug. 2004
Format: DVD
At first sight, this looks like a teenage girl fantasy movie and the first fifteen minutes seem to be just that. However, once Jenna (Jennifer Garner) gets her wish (it's a silly fairy dust scene) to become thirty, Garner manages to pull off a thirteen year-old as a successful businesswoman as well as Tom Hanks did in "Big". She is truly funny at discovering how her life has turned out. Finding out that she and her friends are not the nice people she thought, Jenna tries to save her famous fashion magazine from folding and save the boyfriend she neglected as a teen (Mark Ruffalo as Matt). Garner really pulls out all she has and glows in this funny, heartfelt and human comedy. Not being one for this genre, I was very surprised at how well conceived the entire film was. The entire family will go for this one.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Feb. 2005
Format: DVD
I was rather pleasantly surprised by this film. Obviously, the storyline is by no means unique, and I've seen too many films featuring kids and adults miraculously switching places to feel all that confident about going once more into a similar breach, but 13 Going on 30 is actually, well, delightful. I'm a big Jennifer Garner fan going all the way back to her role in the short-lived Time of Your Life; by and large, I think she did a wonderful job in this role. It is certainly a different Jennifer Garner than we see on Alias, and it certainly appears as if she relished a role in which she got to be silly and whimsical. I would have to credit Mark Ruffalo with an even more impressive performance, though, as his was the subtle glue that held the fantastical elements of the plot together.
Young Jenna has just turned 13; already unhappy with the way she looks and anxious to be popular, she suffers an embarrassing indignation which has her fervently wishing to be 30. Thanks to some wishing dust on the model dream home her obviously infatuated by "not cool" friend Matt built for her, she gets her wish. I thought the early scenes featuring 13-year-old Jenna reacting to the instant passing of 17 years and adjusting to her new, uh, accessories was a little awkward, and a certain lack of continuity in regard to her reactions to new stimuli popped up sporadically as the film progressed. One minute she's acting like a young teenager, and then she will suddenly seem to have grown up into her new age to a significant degree. Anyway, she discovers that all of her dreams have come true: she was popular, and she has become mighty successful in life - actually sitting atop the fashion magazine she was addicted to as a kid.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Fernandez on 11 Aug. 2005
Format: DVD
This is one of those movies that serve purely as entertainment and not much else. And of course, there is nothing wrong with that, as long as you are not expecting to find innovative ideas or earth shattering developments in the story. I guess my message is, if you are just seeking to spend a couple of hours relaxed and having fun, this is the film for you.
Jenna (Gardner) is a teenager that is going through a crisis similar to the one most kids at her age have to endure; she wants to be cool and belong to the elite group known as "Six Chicks". She thinks that if she was thirty she would not have these problems, so on her thirteenth birthday she wishes to be of that age. Lo and behold, her wish comes true. I am sure this idea sounds familiar to most of you, since it has been used time and again with different variations, like grandfather and grandson or mother and daughter exchanging bodies, a woman waking up in a male body, etc. In this case there is no body swap, but Jenna just wakes up seventeen years later.
Even though at first she is confused, she quickly realizes that she has everything she wished for when she was a kid, but now the question is: Is this really what she was looking for? As you can see, there are not a lot of original ideas, but the creators were successful in introducing special situations that make us laugh almost continuously during the presentation. Also, Jennifer Gardner, who effectively portraits a ruthless agent in the series "Alias", shows that she can also excel on the other extreme, with a sweet and nave character.
The only question I am not sure I have an answer for yet is: Would I watch this movie again? At this point in time I would say maybe, and I think that means that I would not plan on revisiting it, but if I came across it on cable I would probably stop and watch for a while. In my mind guess this means that it is enjoyable enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bookwoman TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 July 2012
Format: DVD
Looking at the title, the DVD cover and the star, you would never guess how good this film actually is.
There's not much to explain about the plot - thanks to some 'magic dust', a gawky 13-year old misfit, desperate to be part of the school's bitchy in-crowd, wakes up to find that her wish to be 'thirty, flirty and thriving' has come true. But be careful what you wish for: beneath the glitzy surface, life hasn't quite turned out as she'd imagined it would.
For obvious reasons it's been compared to Big - Dvd [1988], and for once the comparisons don't lie - I found it to be just as good.
There are no surprises and the ending is entirely predictable, of course, but you can forgive that in a film that's so well done. There are some very funny scenes, and some moving ones, too. But what makes it work is Jennifer Garner's performance - who knew that she could do comedy like this? She's beautiful, obviously, but funny, warm, awkward and vulnerable as well. She's a totally convincing 13 year old in a 30 year old's body.
The rest of the cast are just there to support Garner, which they do very well. The love interest is the handsome if dull Mark Ruffalo, and Andy Serkis is in it, which was a surprise. But it's Garner's film, and she's marvellous.
It's a fairytale for the girls, obviously, but we all need one of those sometimes, especially when it's as good as this. And it's so much better than the tiresome Jennifer Aniston-type romcoms we're fed so often - it's great to watch a film that's as much about friendship as it is romance.
One to buy and keep on the shelf, for whenever there's a rainy afternoon.
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