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13 Going on 30

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

13 GOING ON 30

 

I didn't expect much going into this movie, but was somewhat pleased by the music from the 80s.

Also the film doesn't bog itself down with the specifics of its time travel/ body switching plot line, which you should go along with if you want to enjoy any part of this movie.

The film's message still touches home and shows you can't go back in time and change your life, but you can learn from your mistakes.

Jennifer Garner is cute as a button in this ridiculous film about growing up too soon.

Working from a mediocre script, she does a lot with very little.

Now, it is impossible to do a review on this movie without mentioning Penny Marshall's Big, and although this is not Big, Jennifer Garner is certainly no Tom Hanks.

An average, light comedy made up from an overused idea.

In order to enjoy this story about a child occupying the body of an adult, you need to buy into the essential facts and accept the magic that transports the mind of a 13-year-old girl into the future body of her 30-year-old self, in a matter of seconds.

The logic in the script gets shaky at times, but at other times the film provides a lighthearted, amusing, and mostly honest version of a daydream.

It could only happen in the movies.


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