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Release Date: April 23rd, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2004

PG-13|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
A girl who's sick of the social strictures of junior high is transformed into a grownup overnight. In this feel-good fairy tale, teenager Jenna (Christa B. Allen) wants a boyfriend, and when she's unable to find one, she fantasizes about being a well-adjusted adult. Suddenly, her secret desire becomes a reality, and she is transformed into a 30-year-old (Jennifer Garner). But adulthood, with its own set of male-female challenges, isn't as easy as it looks.

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, Kathy Baker, Phil Reeves, Samuel Ball, Marcia DeBonis

Director: Gary Winick

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Revolution Studios, Thirteen Productions LLC

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Love, School, Growing up, Amusing, Friend, 2000s, New York City, Spirited

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  • While 13 Going on 30 is too formulaic to sustain the delicacy of emotion that gave "Big" its appeal, it has tour-de-farce moments that made screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa's "What Women Want" such a monster hit. show more

  • Does a good job of reviving stale material. Thanks to a snappy script by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa and an effervescent performance by Jennifer Garner, this romantic comedy has a buoyant personality. show more

  • Isn't the best romantic comedy one might wish for, but it's more than good enough.

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