History Film / ThirteenGoingOnThirty

12th Feb '18 11:26:56 AM MCanter89
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As a solution to this, she [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishes]] to become older and successful and beautiful and popular and pretty much everything else. So, with [[AppliedPhlebotinum a little help from a magic dust]], she ages seventeen years in a blink, and wakes up as powerful magazine editor, whose best friend is Lucy Wyman, aka Tom-Tom (Creator/JudyGreer) [[AlphaBitch the old queen bee]] at her school.

The only problem is: she doesn't remember a thing of how she passed the past years. Matt (Creator/MarkRuffalo), [[NerdsAreSexy a nerd]] who was her only friend at high school, helps her to find herself; but what if she does not like how she turned out to be?

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As a solution to this, she [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishes]] to become older and successful and beautiful and popular and pretty much everything else. So, with [[AppliedPhlebotinum a little help from a magic dust]], she ages seventeen years in a blink, blink and wakes up as powerful magazine editor, whose best friend is Lucy Wyman, aka Tom-Tom (Creator/JudyGreer) [[AlphaBitch the old queen bee]] at her school.

school.

The only problem is: is, she doesn't remember a thing of how she passed the past years. Matt (Creator/MarkRuffalo), [[NerdsAreSexy a nerd]] who was her only friend at high school, helps her to find herself; but what if she does not like how she turned out to be?




* {{Adorkable}}: Teen!Jenna, both in the 80s and in 2004, and to a more meta extent, Jennifer Garner. If her utter enthusiasm and enjoyment of life doesn't get you, the Thriller dance will.
** Jenna's hockey-player boyfriend.
--> Want me to sign your shirt or something? I don't do butts.

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\n* {{Adorkable}}: Teen!Jenna, both in the 80s '80s and in 2004, and to a more meta extent, Jennifer Garner. If her utter enthusiasm and enjoyment of life doesn't get you, the Thriller dance will.
will.
** Jenna's hockey-player boyfriend.
boyfriend.
--> Want me to sign your shirt or something? I don't do butts.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Jenna to Matt, right before his wedding]].

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Jenna [[spoiler:Jenna to Matt, right before his wedding]].



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
* BedTrick : A PG version, at Jenna's party. It's devastating.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* BedTrick : BedTrick: A PG version, at Jenna's party. It's devastating.



* CerebusCallBack: The dream house Matt makes for Jenna's birthday is subject to two. It's introduced in a comical yet sweet scene. Later on in the film we find out that apparently Jenna threw the house at him after thinking he scared away the party guests. Also [[spoiler: after Matt refuses to leave Wendy]] she begs to have the house as something to remember him by and cries while looking at it.

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* CerebusCallBack: The dream house Matt makes for Jenna's birthday is subject to two. It's introduced in a comical yet sweet scene. Later on in the film we find out that apparently Jenna threw the house at him after thinking he scared away the party guests. Also [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Matt refuses to leave Wendy]] she begs to have the house as something to remember him by and cries while looking at it.



* ChekhovsGun : The letter from Sparkle that we see in Jenna's mail early on (see TheReveal below).
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: It is evident at the start of the film that Matt had a crush on Jenna when they were kids. They grew apart after the {{Time Skip}}, but they were reunited and started to have romantic feelings for each other. [[spoiler: They got married at the end of the film.]]

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* ChekhovsGun : ChekhovsGun: The letter from Sparkle ''Sparkle'' that we see in Jenna's mail early on (see TheReveal below).
below).
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: It is evident at the start of the film that Matt had a crush on Jenna when they were kids. They grew apart after the {{Time Skip}}, TimeSkip, but they were reunited and started to have romantic feelings for each other. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They got married at the end of the film.]]



* DeadpanSnarker : Most of the cast, but Mattie has some of the best lines.
--> You were playing that game, what was it, Spin the Rapist?
* DerailingLoveInterests/ DisposableFiance: [[spoiler: Averted. Matt refuses to leave Wendy for Jenna and she ends up wishing herself back to the age of 13 to fall in love with him the proper way. He simply never met Wendy in the first place or, if he did, was with Jenna at the time]].

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* DeadpanSnarker : DeadpanSnarker: Most of the cast, but Mattie has some of the best lines.
--> You -->You were playing that game, what was it, Spin the Rapist?
* DerailingLoveInterests/ DisposableFiance: [[spoiler: Averted.DerailingLoveInterests[=/=]DisposableFiance: [[spoiler:Averted. Matt refuses to leave Wendy for Jenna and she ends up wishing herself back to the age of 13 to fall in love with him the proper way. He simply never met Wendy in the first place or, if he did, was with Jenna at the time]].



** Not that Jenna's is any better - "Sweetbottom"? And Matt's junior high nickname was Beaver.
* EmotionalTorque: The always present Aaaaaaaw Sound, mostly. Specially at the end, [[spoiler: when the Loving Couple finally get together]].

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** Not that Jenna's is any better - "Sweetbottom"? And Matt's junior high nickname was Beaver.
Beaver.
* EmotionalTorque: The always present Aaaaaaaw Sound, mostly. Specially at the end, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when the Loving Couple finally get together]].



* FashionMagazine: "Poise" magazine.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Jenna goes from being a teen in TheEighties to being an adult during the TurnOfTheMillennium. The movie ignores many of the problems (and humor) which might result from the TimeTravel aspect of the plot. Is Jenna going around as a 30-year-old high-powered magazine editor in 2004 thinking [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the Soviet Union still exists]] or that Music/MichaelJackson is still black? Who knows, it's never brought up. However, a few jokes are brought up: she doesn't initially know what a cell phone ringing is, and she thinks Eminem is the candy brand.
* FriendsRentControl / BigFancyHouse : For a freelance photographer and a magazine editor who live single in NYC, both Jenna and Matt have pretty posh apartments. And [[spoiler: their "dream house" when they get married]] also seems pretty upscale (although there's no way of knowing if they ended up with different jobs in the new timeline).
* FutureMeScaresMe: Played with; Jenna's future doesn't explicitly ''scare'' her, but as time goes on she realises that she doesn't like what she's become.

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* FashionMagazine: "Poise" ''Poise'' magazine.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Jenna goes from being a teen in TheEighties to being an adult during the TurnOfTheMillennium. The movie ignores many of the problems (and humor) which might result from the TimeTravel aspect of the plot. Is Jenna going around as a 30-year-old high-powered magazine editor in 2004 thinking [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the Soviet Union still exists]] or that Music/MichaelJackson is still black? Who knows, it's knows? It's never brought up. However, a few jokes are brought up: she doesn't initially know what a cell phone ringing is, and she thinks Eminem is the candy brand.
* FriendsRentControl / BigFancyHouse : FriendsRentControl[=/=]BigFancyHouse: For a freelance photographer and a magazine editor who live single in NYC, both Jenna and Matt have pretty posh apartments. And [[spoiler: their [[spoiler:their "dream house" when they get married]] also seems pretty upscale (although there's no way of knowing if they ended up with different jobs in the new timeline).
timeline).
* FutureMeScaresMe: Played with; Jenna's future doesn't explicitly ''scare'' her, but as time goes on on, she realises that she doesn't like what she's become. become.



* GirlPosse: The Six Chicks

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* GirlPosse: The Six ChicksChicks.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Chris in 1987 is the hunky, longish haired, blond jock that Jenna had a crush on and dated for a while. In 2004, he's 30 and lost his looks. He also looks more 40 than 30.
* InformedAbility: Jenna's redesign proposal for "Poise" looks about like a 13-year-old's attempt at a photo collage of her friends. Justified? Well, not the part where it gets an ovation from a room full of media professionals and someone resorts to corporate espionage to rip it off for their own magazine.
* JailBait: Jenna (in her adult body) foolishly with a kid rather than than the adult man who just winked at her. She is instantly pulled away by Lucy who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Chris in 1987 is the hunky, longish haired, longish-haired, blond jock that Jenna had a crush on and dated for a while. In 2004, he's 30 and lost his looks. He also looks more 40 than 30.
* InformedAbility: Jenna's redesign proposal for "Poise" ''Poise'' looks about like a 13-year-old's attempt at a photo collage of her friends. Justified? Well, not the part where it gets an ovation from a room full of media professionals and someone resorts to corporate espionage to rip it off for their own magazine.
* JailBait: Jenna (in her adult body) foolishly flirts with a kid rather than than the adult man who just winked at her. She is instantly pulled away by Lucy Lucy, who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope.



-->'''Jenna:''' The man? Oh gross!

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-->'''Jenna:''' The man? Oh Oh, gross!



* ManicPixieDreamGirl : Subverted (because Matt is not the protagonist) and downplayed, but Jenna is this for Matt. He's in a bad relationship and she shows up and makes his dreams come true.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl : ManicPixieDreamGirl: Subverted (because Matt is not the protagonist) and downplayed, but Jenna is this for Matt. He's in a bad relationship relationship, and she shows up and makes his dreams come true. true.



* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: Jenna dances Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller" dance in a nightclub and this gets the party going...This could also be a ChekhovsGag when we see her dancing by herself at her party in the beginning.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Lucy, using Jenna's mailers,]] had been feeding a rival fashion magazine with ideas for articles that her magazine had been coming up with.

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* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: Jenna dances Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller" dance in a nightclub nightclub, and this gets the party going...going... This could also be a ChekhovsGag when we see her dancing by herself at her party in the beginning.
beginning.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Lucy, [[spoiler:Lucy, using Jenna's mailers,]] had been feeding a rival fashion magazine with ideas for articles that her magazine had been coming up with.



* RaceForYourLove: [[spoiler: Jenna rushing to catch Matt at his wedding.]]
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler: Jenna finds out that Matt is actually very tall and handsome after the {{Time Skip}}. Unfortunately, he is also engaged to someone else.]]
* ShowingOffTheNewBody: Jenna at one point squeezes her adult body's breasts,calling them "incredible"

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* RaceForYourLove: [[spoiler: Jenna [[spoiler:Jenna rushing to catch Matt at his wedding.]]
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler: Jenna [[spoiler:Jenna finds out that Matt is actually very tall and handsome after the {{Time Skip}}.TimeSkip. Unfortunately, he is also engaged to someone else.]]
* ShowingOffTheNewBody: Jenna at one point squeezes her adult body's breasts,calling breasts, calling them "incredible""incredible."



* TheReveal: Done ''twice'' because [[spoiler: the first-time viewers in the audience wouldn't know the significance of the letter from the rival Sparkle Magazine that turns up in her mail in the first reveal either]].

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* TheReveal: Done ''twice'' because [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the first-time viewers in the audience wouldn't know the significance of the letter from the rival Sparkle Magazine ''Sparkle'' magazine that turns up in her mail in the first reveal reveal, either]].



* TimeShiftedActor: Christa B Allen as young Jenna, Sean Marquette as young Matt and Alexandra Kyle as young Lucy.

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* TimeShiftedActor: Christa B B. Allen as young Jenna, Sean Marquette as young Matt Matt, and Alexandra Kyle as young Lucy.



* WhenSheSmiles: The late night walk between Jenna and Matt.
** Surprisingly Lucy gets one too. Throughout the film if 'smiling' at all she is either smirking or has an obviously fake smile plastered over her face. However when Jenna plays Thriller in the club Lucy breaks into a massive happy grin and giddily runs off to join the dancing.

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* WhenSheSmiles: The late night late-night walk between Jenna and Matt.
** Surprisingly Surprisingly, Lucy gets one one, too. Throughout the film if 'smiling' at all all, she is either smirking or has an obviously fake smile plastered over her face. However However, when Jenna plays Thriller in the club club, Lucy breaks into a massive happy grin and giddily runs off to join the dancing.
22nd Jan '18 12:25:52 PM MarcusSLazarus
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* FriendsRentControl / BigFancyHouse : For a freelance photographer and a magazine editor who live single in NYC, both Jenna and Matt have pretty posh apartments. And [[spoiler: their "dream house" when they get married]] also seems pretty upscale.
* FutureMeScaresMe

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* FriendsRentControl / BigFancyHouse : For a freelance photographer and a magazine editor who live single in NYC, both Jenna and Matt have pretty posh apartments. And [[spoiler: their "dream house" when they get married]] also seems pretty upscale.upscale (although there's no way of knowing if they ended up with different jobs in the new timeline).
* FutureMeScaresMeFutureMeScaresMe: Played with; Jenna's future doesn't explicitly ''scare'' her, but as time goes on she realises that she doesn't like what she's become.



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl : Jenna, whose weird behaviour when she first "ages up" is explained (by Lucy) as "You drink too much."

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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl : HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Jenna, whose weird behaviour when she first "ages up" is explained (by Lucy) as "You drink too much."



* JailBait: Jenna (in her adult body) foolishly with a kid rather than than the adult man who just winked at het. She is instantly pulled away by Lucy who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope.

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* JailBait: Jenna (in her adult body) foolishly with a kid rather than than the adult man who just winked at het.her. She is instantly pulled away by Lucy who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope.
2nd Nov '17 11:14:09 AM Nadim
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* ShowingOffTheNewBody:Jenna at one point squeezes her adult body's breasts,calling them "incredible"

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* ShowingOffTheNewBody:Jenna SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler: Jenna finds out that Matt is actually very tall and handsome after the {{Time Skip}}. Unfortunately, he is also engaged to someone else.]]
* ShowingOffTheNewBody: Jenna
at one point squeezes her adult body's breasts,calling them "incredible"
2nd Nov '17 11:03:41 AM Nadim
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* JailBait: Jenna (in her adult body) foolishly with a kid rather than than the adult man who just winked at het. She is instantly pulled away by Lucy who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope.
-->'''Lucy:''' What do you want? A jail warranty? I meant ''that'' guy!
-->'''Jenna:''' The man? Oh gross!
2nd Aug '17 2:32:19 AM Nadim
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: It is evident at the start of the film that Matt had a crush on Jenna when they were kids. They grew apart after the {{Time Skip}}, but they were reunited and started to have romantic feelings for each other. [[spoiler: They got married at the end of the film.]]


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* YourCheatingHeart: Matt and Jenna kiss during a romantic walk despite Matt being engaged and Jenna having a boyfriend.
16th Jul '17 7:33:43 PM Jeduthun
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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The events of the plot are brought about with the aid of... "[[AppliedPhlebotinum magic dust]]"? As Creator/RogerEbert [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/13-going-on-30-2004 remarked]], "I think we have to let the movie get away with this."
2nd Jul '17 10:50:35 AM Nadim
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* MentalTimeTravel
17th Jun '17 4:01:53 AM Nadim
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
25th Apr '17 10:17:35 AM Mdumas43073
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''13 Going on 30'' is a RomanticComedy movie about a girl named Jenna Rink (Creator/JenniferGarner) who is 13 and suffers from the ageless drama of 13-year-old girls: she doesn't have enough boobs, she doesn't have enough cool clothes, [[JerkJock she doesn't have a beautiful and popular boyfriend]], and she definitely doesn't [[InWithTheInCrowd have friends among the In Crowd]].

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''13 Going on 30'' is a 2004 RomanticComedy movie about a girl named Jenna Rink (Creator/JenniferGarner) who is 13 and suffers from the ageless drama of 13-year-old girls: she doesn't have enough boobs, she doesn't have enough cool clothes, [[JerkJock she doesn't have a beautiful and popular boyfriend]], and she definitely doesn't [[InWithTheInCrowd have friends among the In Crowd]].


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