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13 Going on 30 2004

A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman...

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I think its worth the watch. I really liked J. Garner and Mark Ruffalo in this- they were great together! I thought it was a romantic and funny movie :-)
If you like Rom-Com's/chick flicks, with a little time travel twist, then you'll like this :-)
This movie was not what I was expecting. It was average in about every aspect. It was funny, but not really creative. It was predictable, but is okay if you don't feel like really WATCHING a movie, just having something funny on in the background.
Let me get this out of the way right up front. Jennifer Garner is very hot and if she wanted to go out with me, I would date her.

Unfortunately, on that date, I would be hard-pressed to say anything nice about 13 Going On 30.

Jenna Rink is having a hard time of it on her 13th birthday in 1987. Her only friend, Matt, is a geek and the girls she really likes, the Six Chicks, are predictably nasty. So, she does what every 13 year-old does, she wishes she were 30. And two feet taller, and the ex-wife of Scott Foley.

Jenna wakes up in 2004 - a successful magazine editor with a New York Ranger boyfriend and more clothing than she can wear - or should. It's her real life but she doesn't remember any of it. Oh the comic possibilities ...

... are wasted. I mean, wasted. Except for a few lines, Jenna adapts to being 30 with remarkable ease. She even manages to do an impressive job editing the magazine which may say more about magazine editing than script writing. The few funny scenes are lifted shot for shot from, dare I say it, Big. So she convinces her old friend Matt she's really 13, plays with the sun roof in the limo, goes to a party where all the food looks unfamiliar, and has a sleepover with a boy. Other comedy comes from references to the 80s which the target audience of tweens probably won't even get. Have 12 year-olds even heard of Thriller?

An hour and fifteen minutes in, the writers realize they've forgotten to actually create a crisis so the magazine starts to go under, Matt starts to get married, her best friend at the magazine starts to betray her and she learns a lesson of some sort.

It's not bad. It's not good. It's not ... anything. Lighter than a marshmallow peep, this movie is almost as inoffensive. Garner does fine but I would have liked to have seen the other Jennifer try the role (Aniston). Mark Ruffalo is also sweet and empty. Juy Greer, as the uber-b-i-t-c-h Lucy, is fine but it doesn't compare to her current life-threateningly funny work on Arrested Development.

Girls 10-14 can safely be left at this shell of a film for an afternoon. Boys will probably like it better than Ella Enchanted. Adults who remember Big should avoid this film if at all possible.

On a positive note, before the film they showed a preview for I, Robot which nearly caused me stand on my seat and cheer.
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There are some days you walk out of a movie feeling all intelectual and sorting your brain for the "deeper level" . Then there are those movies when you walk out, looking at the world from a new angle and smiling all the way. This movie captures the idea of why wait to enjoy life so much in the future when each day is a new day. Dont let the pressure of acting like an adult stop you from just chilling out and enjoying something. Old or young your life is what you make of it. Live it and ENJOY IT!! See how 13 going on 30 stands for this.
this movie i forsee will be very good and i will definatly see it when it comes out
I went to see the sneak prview of 13 Going on 30 yesterday with Morgan and my parents and my sister. It was good. Very 80's. Funny, cute, kinda predictable, but still good. There were some good previews. The new Spiderman trailor is so awesome! I can't wait! And, is it weird that I actually, sort of, want to go see New York Minute? lol. I wonder if Van Helsing will be any good. It has potential to toally rock.......but it also has potential to toally suck. Yaaawwwwn. I'm tired.
I have to preface this review by saying I love Jennifer Garner on Alias, so this may have created a small bias in my review. I think she's totally adorable as a 13-year-old trapped in a 30-year-old body. The premise is very similar to Big; she's 13 and is transformed through the magic of wishing dust. Mark Ruffalo plays the boy she was a friend with in middle school but later became too cool to hang out with anymore. The story and jokes are for the most part predictable but I have a soft side for the 80s, especially the music. Jenna as an adult faces problems at work and the problem that the guy she likes is getting married. By the time it wraps up, she goes back to the past to change her future to her liking.
I thought it was one of the best movies I have ever seen.
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** 1/2 13 GOING ON 30 - A 13-year-old girl wishes to be 30 and the next day
awakes to find that it's 17 years later, but she has no memory of those years.
It's amusing, if formulaic, and the leads (JENNIFER GARNER & MARK RUFFALO)
are engaging, so you could do worse if in the mood for a romantic comedy.
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