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Year
2004
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Gary Winick
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
92,649
Checks
17,123
Favs
400
Dislikes
274
Favs/checks
2.3% (1:43)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. buc86's avatar

    buc86

    I could criticise this film for being a less interesting version of Big, but that's too easy. I mean they at least tried something slightly different by having her wake up in a world where everyone knows her as an adult and so the child version of her isn't missing (never cared for that part of Big).

    But instead, I'm going to criticise it for there not being much of a "point" to her whole experience by the end. She learns that her best friend is in love with her and Lucy is a dick, both of which are things she probably would have worked out at some point in the next 17 years, had she not skipped over them. The only other thing she learns is, the person the who occupied her body for those 17 years, was successful and also kind of a dick, but what use is that information if she just goes back to being 13 at the end anyway?

    I'll say this much about the film though, the cast was great!
    1 year 11 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    13 Going on 30 is Big meets Freaky Friday, with some charming retro 80s elements. You probably know the story - a young girl wishes herself thirty, flirty and thriving, and wakes up in her adult body, having skipped 17 years in the blink of an eye. Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo are eminently likeable, and it's all rather sweet. If you ignore the fact that Jenna got the world of 2004 right, it actually works as a fantasy, where she gets everything she ever wanted at 13, realizes what the cost would actually be to become that person, and makes her whole life better using her 13-year-old ideas and values. But of course, you can also take it as shown, and that's good too, with more smiles than laughs, perhaps, but also some romance, touching drama, etc. 4 years ago
  3. Flicker's avatar

    Flicker

    Mark Ruffalo forever 6 years 4 months ago
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