• Thirteen (2003)

Thirteen

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Brooke HauserPremiere

    The result is a disturbing look into the so-called Wonder Years of adolescence, with convincing, award-worthy performances from each of its key players: Hunter, Wood, and Reed. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    The most powerful of all recent wayward-youth sagas; indeed, it's tough to recall the last such drama that packed as much emotional clout. 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

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
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
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)