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13 Going on 30 [2004] (1 disc)

Director:Gary Winick
Writer:Cathy Yuspa
Josh Goldsmith
Composer:Theodore Shapiro
Length:98 minutes
(1 hour 38 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
Sorting Tub:Foxtrot
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:64%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Jenna Rink makes a wish to grow up and, despite being in a movie, is surprised when it actually gets fulfilled.

Reaction: This is a pleasant story using the same general concept as "BIG", but Jennifer Garner is so endearing that the similarities are easily forgiven.

Personal Rating: 7/10

"Who's your daddy?"
"Wayne Rink!"

Gary Winick => Director
Cathy Yuspa => Writer
Josh Goldsmith => Writer
Theodore Shapiro => Composer
Alex Black => Young Chris Grandy
Alexandra Kyle => Young Tom-Tom
Andy Serkis => Richard Kneeland
Ashley Benson => Six Chick
Brie Larson => Six Chick
Brittany Curran => Six Chick
Christa B. Allen => Young Jenna
Jennifer Garner => Jenna Rink
Jim Gaffigan => Chris Grandy
Joe Grifasi => Mr. Flamhaff
Judy Greer => Lucy Wyman
Julia Roth => Six Chick
Justin Burke => 13-Year-Old Boy in Bar
Kathy Baker => Bev Rink
Kiersten Warren => Trish Sackett
Lynn Collins => Wendy
Marcia DeBonis => Arlene
Mark Ruffalo => Matt Flamhaff
Mary Pat Gleason => Mrs. Flamhaff
Megan Lusk => Six Chick
Phil Reeves => Wayne Rink
Renee Olstead => Becky
Sam Ball => Alex Carlson
Sean Marquette => Young Matt
Susan Egan => Tracy Hansen

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In Australia, the title was changed to Suddenly 30 because distributors thought audiences would misunderstand the original title.
  • It was shipped to theatres under the name "Sugar and Spice".
  • The scenes on Jenna's 13th birthday were shot twice with two different wardrobes. In the movie trailer young Jenna is wearing a multicolored top and has her hair down but in the movie she is wearing a blue top and her hair is up.
  • The blindfold Jenna is wearing when she is 13 is made out of the same material/pattern as the eye cover she is wearing when she wakes up when she is 30. The blindfold and eye cover were both designed by [?] Cris Notti, an accessories designer based out of Los Angeles.
  • Many of the {Thriller} dancers were choreographer [?] Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks own dancers, and one of them was producer Gina Matthews.
  • As "Editor-in-Chief Richard Kneeland," Andy Serkis announces, "I also strongly suggest we take apart our FOB, overhaul the BOB..." In the magazine publishing industry, these acronyms stand for "Front of Book" and "Back of Book" and refer to the short articles placed at the front and back of the magazine.
  • Jenna's birth date is 26 May 1974.
  • When Jenna hides in the closet at her thirteenth birthday party, pictures of her growing up can be seen on the back on the door. These pictures are actually of Christa B. Allen, the actress who plays thirteen-year-old Jenna.
  • When Jenna is flipping through her mail just after waking up as a 30 year-old, one of the letters is from [Sparkle].
  • The [Poise] article that Jenna is reading at 13 ({Thirty, Flirty & Thriving}), features the apartment that she later lives in at 30.