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Running Time:
97 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for some sexual content and brief drug references

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Jennifer Garner is particularly charming in her exuberant innocence and proves to be a natural comedienne in this familiar, but delightful romp about second chances and turning back time.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: 18 deleted and extended scenes; Blooper reel; Two filmmaker audio commentaries; "I Was a Teenage Geek" featurette reveals those awkward high-school years of the cast, including Jennifer Garner; The Making-of 13 Going on 30; Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" and Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" music videos; "The '80s Outfit Challenge" Set-top feature allows viewers to piece together the ultimate '80s outfit, legwarmers optional; "Then and Now" Set-top feature compares modern-day conveniences with their '80s counterparts.

13 Going On 30
It's 1987, and Jenna Rink (Crista B. Allen), thinks her life is a mess. She wears braces, is ignored by all the popular kids at school, and her only friend is Matt (Sean Marquette), her slightly pudgy next-door neighbor. After a birthday party that turns into a social disaster, Jenna wishes she were 30, convinced that all your personal problems will be solved by the time you're that age. She read it in Poise, her favorite fashion magazine. Then she wakes up in 2004 in a much different world and in much different body (Jennifer Garner's). As she stumbles through the first day, she is amazed decides that Poise may be right. She has a Fifth Avenue apartment with a walk-in closet to die for. Her boyfriend is an ice hockey star (but the 13-year-old inside of him thinks he is "gross"). Lucy (Judy Greer), her former tormentor in school, is now a best friend and co-worker. And, she's an editor at Poise! But how did she get there? She discovers that she has become a back-stabbing bitch. She has no time for her parents, Everyone is afraid of her except for her over-reliant boss, Richard (Andy Serkis). And her best friend Lucy is not really anybody's friend. And she hasn't spoken to her boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo) in years. So, the 13-year-old Jenna doesn't approve of her 30-year-old self. Her attempts to make herself into a kinder, gentler Jenna coincides with a redesign of the magazine, which, it seems has lost market share to its bitter rival, Sparkle. So it's really important to figure out what's missing, and what she must do to make it right. Director Gary Winick ("Tadpole) manages to introduce these life lessons smoothly and Garner is wonderful showing us the gawky teenager inside her, while everyone else reacts in shock at this "new" Jenna. The romance that blossoms between Jenna and her old boyfriend produces genuine sparks. Mark Ruffalo (You Can Count on Me) has really come into his own and nicely balances Garner's physicality as she romps through scenes at the breakneck speed of a teenager rather than a sophisticated New York woman. This romantic comedy has a bouncy style that everyone will enjoy.

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