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13 GOING ON 30
USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Kathy Baker, Phil Reeves, Andy Serkis, Samuel Ball, Christa B Allen, Jack Salvatore Jr, Alex Black, Alexandra Kyle, Joe Grifasi, Mary Pat Gleason, Susan Egan, Sydni Beaudoin, Jay Burke, Justin Burke, Merris Carden, Courtney Chase, Lynn Collins, Mark Patrick Gleason, John W Grant, Maz Jobrani, Melody Krell, Brie Larson, Robinne Lee, Sarah Loew, Benita Krista Nall, Renee Olstead, Philip Pavel, Luis Pedron, James Pomichter, Caroline A Rice, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Tiemann, Kiersten Warren
Director: Gary Winick
UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some sexual content and brief drug references
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex and drug references
USA Release Date: 23 April 2004
UK Release Date: 4 August 2004
13 GOING ON 30 starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo, a delightful romantic comedy that asks the question, "What do you do when your greatest wish comes true and it's nothing at all like you imagined?"
In Jenna Rink's case the answer is: You have to grow up - and fast!
For most people, 13 feels like it was just yesterday - for Jenna Rink it was.
It is 1987 and Jenna is a 13 year-old girl on the brink of womanhood. The problem is that adulthood is just not arriving fast enough. She's suffocated by her dorky parents, ignored by the hip kids in school and the cute guy she has a crush on, barely knows her name. No longer content to spend time only with her best friend and neighbor, Matt Flamhaff, Jenna invites the cool kids to her 13 th birthday party. But the party is a disaster. Jenna is humiliated when she's locked in the closet for a game of "Seven Minutes in Heaven" and everyone deserts her.
Alone in the closet, Jenna makes an earnest wish. If only she could be all grown up, she'd have the life she's always wanted.
Miraculously, her wish comes true.
The next day, when Jenna emerges from the closet, it's 2004 and she's 30 years old. What's more, she is a gorgeous successful woman (Jennifer Garner) with a great job and a fabulous Fifth Avenue apartment. She is finally cool and popular.
The only hitch? She has absolutely no idea how she got there.
Initially frightened but gradually enchanted by her new life, Jenna soon realizes there's something missing - Matt. When she looks him up, she is horrified to discover that she and Matt (Mark Ruffalo) are no longer in contact and he is engaged to be married.
Jenna learns that having it all is not enough and decides to take a second chance at first love.
Now her biggest wish is that it's not too late.