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* TestKiss: After a few drinks, Tracy and Evie practice kissing and it escalates into a makeout for a minute or two.


* BittersweetEnding: Evie loses all her friends, is left with a bad reputation, and is held back in school, however she abandons her destructive lifestyle, makes amends with her mother, and presumably gets her act together.

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* BittersweetEnding: Evie Tracy loses all her friends, is left with a bad reputation, and is held back in school, however she abandons her destructive lifestyle, makes amends with her mother, and presumably gets her act together.


* BittersweetEnding: Evie loses all her friends, is left with a bad reputation, and is held back in school, however she abandons her destructive lifestyle, gets her act together, and makes amends with her mother.

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* BittersweetEnding: Evie loses all her friends, is left with a bad reputation, and is held back in school, however she abandons her destructive lifestyle, gets her act together, and makes amends with her mother.mother, and presumably gets her act together.

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* BittersweetEnding: Evie loses all her friends, is left with a bad reputation, and is held back in school, however she abandons her destructive lifestyle, gets her act together, and makes amends with her mother.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Evie. Her last name is Latino/Hispanic ("Zamora"), but she's never identified as anything distinctively (and Nikki Reed herself ''isn't'' Latino/Hispanic, but Native American descent.)


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* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Evie has one of sorts; a striped halter top she wears she just slips down around her waist to form a "skirt".
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pretty much [[DysfunctionJunction all of the main characters have one]] involving substance abuse, ParentalAbandonment (through both divorce and death), physical and sexual abuse and other undisclosed issues.


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* FlippingTheBird: When sneaking out with one of the boys after Tracy tries to tell her not to, as she leaves, Evie flips her off.
* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Tracy ends up becoming this after she tells Evie she can't live with her family and sends her back to her cousin. When she tries to hang out with her again the next day, she shuns her.


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* IronicEcho: "Speak up, I can't hear you!" It was first used by Melanie to confront Tracy about her belly button ring and later used back by Tracy when her mother was speaking in a stunned whisper while confronting her about all of her behavior in the intervention.


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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Tracy, who was initially a kind, innocent seventh-grader who played with Barbie dolls and wrote poetry.


The film was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films after production had finished. Holly Hunter, playing Tracy's mother Melanie, received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for her her supporting role. Evan Rachel Wood also received a Golden Globe nomination.

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The film was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films after production had finished. Holly Hunter, Creator/HollyHunter, playing Tracy's mother Melanie, received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for her her supporting role. Evan Rachel Wood also received a Golden Globe nomination.


: PrettyFreeloaders: Played with in regards to Birdie, Mel's recovering addict friend, and her young daughter. They weren't germane to the plot and spend much of the film in the way. Even Evie lampshades this when trying to convince Mel to let her move in, saying that Brooke would pay her "unlike the other freeloaders".

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: * PrettyFreeloaders: Played with in regards to Birdie, Mel's recovering addict friend, and her young daughter. They weren't germane to the plot and spend much of the film in the way. Even Evie lampshades this when trying to convince Mel to let her move in, saying that Brooke would pay her "unlike the other freeloaders".


* [[HighSchool Middle School]]: While the actual school is not showed very much the setting uses this style of drama.

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* [[HighSchool Middle School]]: While {{Hypocrite}}: At the actual school is climax, Evie yells at Mel that she would not showed very want to live in her house and claims that it stinks. This was after she had been a frequent (and eventual unwelcome) guest at their home and trying to manipulate her and Tracy into letting her move in with them. Plus, even if it was run-down, it was still in a much nicer neighborhood than Brooke's home, which was barely maintained and didn't even have a backyard.
** Mason, Tracy's older brother, was disgusted by their Dad and
the setting uses this style lack of drama.interest he had in Tracy's problems, but still accepted a wetsuit from him. When she asked where he got it, his response was "Fuck you."



* MamaBear: Melanie Freeland protecting her daughter Tracy from Evie and her mother.

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* MamaBear: Melanie Freeland protecting her daughter Tracy from Evie and her mother.cousin.



** Tracy ended up with this reputation at the end of the film. At one point, she waves at one of her original friend's mother, who in response turned her back on her and walked away (granted, this was after she witnessed her cursing out her mother in an earlier scene.)
: PrettyFreeloaders: Played with in regards to Birdie, Mel's recovering addict friend, and her young daughter. They weren't germane to the plot and spend much of the film in the way. Even Evie lampshades this when trying to convince Mel to let her move in, saying that Brooke would pay her "unlike the other freeloaders".



* TeensAreMonsters

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* TeensAreMonstersTeensAreMonsters: Thievery, smoking, drinking, promiscuity, truancy, and, oh yeah, bullying. What's not to love?


The film was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films after production had finished. Holly Hunter, playing Tracy's mother Melanie, received AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for her her supporting role. Evan Rachel Wood also received a Golden Globe nomination.

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The film was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films after production had finished. Holly Hunter, playing Tracy's mother Melanie, received AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for her her supporting role. Evan Rachel Wood also received a Golden Globe nomination.


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''Thirteen'' is a 2003 movie written by then-fifteen-year-old Creator/NikkiReed. The movie is intended to be partially autobiographical as it shows much of what Nikki's life was like between the ages of twelve and thirteen. The movie deals with the experience of girls just barely out of their pre-teens and getting into situations that would be better handled by adults.

It was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films only after the movie had finished production.

The plot revolves around Tracy Freeland (Creator/EvanRachelWood) struggling as an adolescent trying to become popular, then becoming popular only to find out that the cost to stay there in morality and self-worth to be too high.

Holly Hunter received a nomination for best supporting actress from this movie and a Golden Globe. Creator/EvanRachelWood also received a nomination for a Golden Globe.

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''Thirteen'' is a 2003 movie written drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who cowrote the screenplay with then-fifteen-year-old Creator/NikkiReed. The movie is intended to be partially autobiographical autobiographical, as it shows what much of what Nikki's Reed's life was like between the ages of twelve and thirteen. The movie deals with the experience of girls just barely out of their pre-teens and getting into situations that would be better handled by adults.

It was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films only after the movie had finished production.

The plot revolves around Tracy Freeland (Creator/EvanRachelWood) struggling as an adolescent trying to become popular, then becoming popular only to find out that the cost to stay there in morality and self-worth to be too high.

high. Reed co-stars as Evie, Tracy's ToxicFriendInfluence.

The film was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films after production had finished.
Holly Hunter Hunter, playing Tracy's mother Melanie, received a nomination AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominations for best her her supporting actress from this movie and a Golden Globe. Creator/EvanRachelWood role. Evan Rachel Wood also received a nomination for a Golden Globe.
Globe nomination.


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Thirteen is a 2003 movie written by the then fifteen year old Creator/NikkiReed. The movie is intended to be partially autobiographical as it shows much of what Nikki's life was like between the ages of twelve and thirteen. The movie deals with the experience of girls just barely out of their pre-teens and getting into situations that would be better handled by adults.

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Thirteen ''Thirteen'' is a 2003 movie written by the then fifteen year old then-fifteen-year-old Creator/NikkiReed. The movie is intended to be partially autobiographical as it shows much of what Nikki's life was like between the ages of twelve and thirteen. The movie deals with the experience of girls just barely out of their pre-teens and getting into situations that would be better handled by adults.


* TheScream: By Tracy at the end.



* TheScream: By Tracy at the end.


* AdultsAreUseless: Averted, but only at the very end: Tracy's mom essentially rescues her from Evie's influence, but until then played horrifyingly straight. Throughout the whole movie, however, Mel rarely disciplines her.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Averted, but only at the very end: Tracy's mom essentially rescues her from Evie's influence, but until then played horrifyingly straight. Throughout the whole movie, however, Mel rarely disciplines her.


* AuthorAvatar: The story is auto-biographical and the character of Tracy is modeled after co-author Nikki Reed, who is actually playing herself.

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* AuthorAvatar: The story is auto-biographical and the character of Tracy is modeled after co-author Nikki Reed, who is actually playing herself.her own bad influence.

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