• Thirteen (2003)


Release Date: August 20th, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2004

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Honor student Tracy Freeland (Evan Rachel Wood) has a troubling home life, but she is close to her mother, Melanie (Holly Hunter). While trying to conceal her inner turmoil by excelling academically, she befriends the calculating Evie (Nikki Reed), her school's queen bee. Evie talks Tracy into experimenting with drugs, exploring her sexuality and pickpocketing strangers to finance shopping sprees -- but before long, Melanie realizes she must step in and stop her daughter's destructive lifestyle.

Cast: Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto, Kip Pardue, Sarah Clarke, D.W. Moffett, Vanessa Hudgens

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Antidote Films, Michael London Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox, Fox

Keywords: Transformation , Brother , 2000s , Best friend , Fall , Los Angeles , Mother , School , Temptation , Growing up ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Unlike most other teen cautionary tales, Thirteen does not accuse merely one villain for the corruption of a minor. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An engaging, sympathetic portrait of junior high girls who have grown up too fast and way too little. Without being preachy, it's also a cogent, terrifying tale of the lack of supervision many teens face and the utter inability of many parents to not only raise kids but also to direct their own lives. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Walks a fine line between bold indie film, with the attendant in-your-face roughness, and sodden Lifetime Original Movie. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture