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Thirteen (2003)

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A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikki Reed ... Evie Zamora
Evan Rachel Wood ... Tracy Freeland
Vanessa Hudgens ... Noel (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
Holly Hunter ... Melanie Freeland
Brady Corbet ... Mason Freeland
Ulysses Estrada ... Rafa
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright Sarah Blakley-Cartwright ... Medina (as Sarah Blakely-Cartwright)
Jenicka Carey Jenicka Carey ... Astrid
Sarah Clarke ... Birdie
Jasmine Di Angelo ... Kayla
Tessa Ludwick Tessa Ludwick ... Yumi
Kip Pardue ... Luke
Cece Tsou ... Businesswoman
Jeremy Sisto ... Brady
Jamison Yang ... Science Teacher
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Storyline

At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student--if not a little naive (it seems...she smokes and she cuts to alleviate the emotional pain she suffers from having a broken home and hating her mom's boyfriend, Brady.) When she befriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and petty crime (like stealing money from purses and from stores). As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother--as well as, teachers and old friends. Written by Miss Kittin

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They're not little girls anymore See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, self destructive violence, language and sexuality - all involving young teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thirteen See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,260, 24 August 2003

Gross USA:

$4,601,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,128,960
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene in which Evie and Tracey inhale computer dust-off to get high, and then hit each other, Nikki Reed suffered a real injury. See more »

Goofs

When Evie and Tracy are getting out of the car at Melrose, the same girl in a yellow tank top walks by in each shot. Once when they are still in the car, and once when they are walking away from the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tracy: Hit me. I'm serious, I can't feel anything, hit me! Again, do it harder! I can't feel anything, this is so awesome!
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Crazy Credits

Art department assistant & "chicken trick" inventor -- Alden Wallace See more »

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References Like Mike (2002) See more »

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The Freshest F//Chubb Rock & Tarsha Vega
Written by Sam Hollander and David Schommer (as Dave Schommer)
Performed by The Freshmaka
Courtesy of Moonshine Music
By Arrangement with June St. Entertainment
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over-rated, fair
4 September 2003 | by ShrekMementoSee all my reviews

weeeelll I thought "thirteen" was just okay. The main reason I found it just okay, was that it just wasn't that interesting and believable to me. Before you start bashing me for the 'believable' comment, I'd like to address something. Unlike many detractors of 'thirteen', I won't say the things portrayed in the movie dont happen. They do. However, what I found INCREDIBLY unbelievable was how Tracy transformed into a bad ass, selfish, mean bitch instantly immediately after meeting Evie. She didn't evolve into a badass, selfish, mean bitch. She immediately became one in the scene right after meeting Evie. One scene she was the sweet, smart 'nerdy' girl, the VERY NEXT SCENE she was the selfish angry bitch. The transformation just wasn't shown. Also, I felt the bulk of the movie was trying to shock us by constantly one-upping the stakes and shocking us. The two things that show the movie's true intentions of shocking us is (1)the movie's opening scene which has absolutely NO reason to open the movie and (2) the provocative poster showing the girls' tongue rings. However, I thought it was a promising performance by Evan Rachel Wood. While it is impressive that she co-wrote a screenplay at such a young age, Nikki Reed's performance is nothing special. On the other hand, Holly Hunter gives perhaps her best performance ever as Tracey's mother. And I thought the final few minutes were very true and heartfelt- it almost made me think I liked the entire movie. I know no-one will agree with me, because it seems like everyone either LOVES the movie or HATES it, but I thought 'thirteen' was a fair movie with a few very good aspects.


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