13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny And Well Conceived
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...
Published on 21 Aug 2004 by Martin A Hogan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT what it could be
This film is plain dull, and really doesn't have the same funkiness which other types of films like this have, I'd say stay away, unless you just want to watch that one great scene where they dance to Thriller. Other than that it's so spun out, dull and predictable, and worst of all, dull.
Some films I would suggest if you want this kind of thing:...
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!,
This review is from: 13 Going On 30 [DVD]  (DVD)I just watched this movie and I wasn't expecting too much from it, as there are a lot of mediocre romcoms out there at the moment, but this was a wonderful surprise! It's actually quite funny and ever so romantic, I love it! It's also got a fab soundtrack - infact, that's why I came on amazon just now, to check if they sell a soundtrack! This is a real feel-good movie, with a reeeeeally nice loveable leading man, which always helps! If you like romcoms and/or niiice men, do yourself a favour and buy this! It really is brilliant fun!
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Chickflick ever - Jennifer Garner is amazing,
This review is from: 13 Going On 30 [DVD]  (DVD)Jennifer Garner has always been known as a bit of an action herione, her vunerable but kick-ass persona in televisions best show, "Alias", saw to that.
Shes currently American television's new Jennifer Aniston; filling the undeniable void left when all the big stars of tv retired from their popular shows this year. In the Uk, she was previously an unknown to all but the die hard core of Alias fans who have been channel hoping to try in vain to keep up with the television show, with some giving up and waiting for the DVD.
And then, on her time off from shooting Alias. She goes and does this.
"13 Going on 30" is the one film that shows Jennifer Garner is far, far more than just an Action actress. The global $100m surprise hit which outgrossed all expectations in the UK had a run that reflected amazing word of mouth.
And its no surprise. Whilst "13 Going on 30" may transcend to over-sentimental scenes, and the varying secondary characters seem under-developed and for novelty value only. Jennifer Garner takes what could have been a totally mediocre film and wraps it in one of the most memorable performances in recent film history to make a lasting impression in all who watch it.
The charismatic star puts in a divine performance, shes exhuberant, excitable, cute and sexy all at the same time. And its hugely surprising for the girl who was pulling off "You Should Try asking for my number" Elektra in Daredevil just a year before. But with "13 Going on 30", Miss Garner has established herself already as a comedic anchor more capibible than her mega salary rivals like Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz.
Julia Roberts can go and be a mom, because Jennifer Garner's already proving shes there to take the throne.
4.0 out of 5 stars great,
This review is from: 13 Going On 30 [DVD]  (DVD)a good old girly movie..my grand daughters love it, teen appeal.
cast is great, acting brill. very pleased with it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase.,
This review is from: 13 Going On 30 [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)Perfect quality and my whole family loved the film from beginning to end. Especially the adults! Definitely be purchasing more products soon.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good,
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!,
Whether your 13 or 40 you'll like it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel Good Movie,
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 going on 30 dvd ,
This review is from: 13 Going On 30 [DVD]  (DVD)i love this film it is funny but touching as well at times very well acted this is one that will be loved by all ages
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely brilliant girly film,
5.0 out of 5 stars Appearances can be deceiving..,
However I like to admit this is one of my guilty pleasure films.
It's witty, funny and beautiful all at the same time.
The main character is immediately likable,funny and smart.
What appears to be the ending is heartbreaking and beautiful and teaches us a lesson on what true love is.
You can't not like this film.
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13 Going On 30 [DVD]  by Gary Winick (DVD - 2004)