13 Going on 30 (released as Suddenly 30 in some countries) is a 2004 American fantasy romantic comedy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, the film was produced by Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures, and was released on April 23, 2004. It follows a 13-year-old girl who dreams of being popular. During her birthday party, she is humiliated by classmates and wishes that she was 30 years old. When she eventually does emerge, she finds herself five days shy of her 30th birthday, uncertain how she got there.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising Garner's performance and its nostalgic environment. It was also praised for its humorous plot and self-empowering message. The film was also a commercial success, earning $22 million in its first week and grossing over $96 million, becoming one of the year's biggest-selling DVD rental titles. Its soundtrack features songs spanning from the 1980s to the 2000s, with a range of hits from famous recording artists such as Talking Heads, Billy Joel, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pat Benatar and Whitney Houston. Additionally, the soundtrack charted inside the top 50 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Garner's acting earned her nominations from both the MTV Movie Awards and the Teen Choice Awards, and the film was also re-released in DVD in 2006 as "Fun and Flirty Edition", and on Blu-Ray in 2009.
On May 26, 1987, Jenna Rink, a gawky girl, yearns to be popular, but the only way she can get the ruling clique—the "Six Chicks", led by mean girl Lucy "Tom-Tom" Wyman—to attend her upcoming 13th-birthday party is by doing their homework. Jenna's best friend, the geeky boy Matty Flamhaff (with the nickname of Beaver because he looks like the star of Leave It to Beaver), arrives early to the party to give her a bright pink, dream dollhouse that he built for her. He sprinkles his second gift, a packet of glittery "magic wishing dust", on its roof.
The Six Chicks soon show up with the cutest boys in class and make Jenna play "seven minutes in heaven". While Jenna waits, blindfolded, in a dark closet, thinking a popular boy she has a crush on is about to enter, the Six Chicks vanish with all the boys, half the food and Jenna's completed homework. It is Matt who walks into the closet, to Jenna's horror. She locks herself in the closet and cries, wishing to be 30; above her, the glittering wishing dust from the dollhouse gently rains down.
The next morning, Jenna awakens in a gleaming Fifth Avenue apartment. Jenna's dream has come true: It is now 2004, and Jenna, at first utterly baffled, particularly by the handsome hunk in her shower, realizes she has magically turned 30 overnight, with no idea of what happened in the intervening 17 years.
Jenna discovers that she actually works for Poise, her favorite fashion magazine. Tough-as-nails Lucy is her co-editor and best friend, but the magazine itself is in serious trouble, having been scooped by a rival magazine named Sparkle so often that the editor-in-chief believes someone inside Poise is tipping them off. Jenna, freaking out like the frightened teen she still is, wants only to find Matty. She gets his address and races down to Greenwich Village where the now-grown Matt (Mark Ruffalo) is a struggling photographer. To her confusion, he is distant and cold, and cannot even fill Jenna in on much of her missing past, because she became head of the "Six now seven Chicks", and never spoke to Matt again. She even became Prom Queen—and Lucy, her only friend, is actually the original "Tom-Tom" after plastic surgery.
While delighting in her freedom and great clothes, Jenna stumbles through a grown-up world, learning enough of life to advise other 13-year-olds whom she actually prefers to hang with. But her slowly emerging past reveals she was nothing like the sweet, shy girl she had been the day before: this grown-up Jenna stole ideas, refuses to speak to her parents, and has office sex with the husband of a co-worker. After Jenna overhears her supposed best friend Lucy badmouthing her, in a plan to save the magazine behind her back, she decides to fix the sins of the past she cannot remember.
She returns to her hometown in New Jersey and weeps in the same basement closet. Her parents find her there, and they hug. She gets back in touch with Matt, gingerly apologizes and hires him to do the photography on her own new plans for Poise, which is a huge break for him. Even though Matt has a fiancée in Chicago who is eager for him to move there, Jenna and Matt begin to fall for each other.
Everyone loves Matt's photos and Jenna's new plans to save the magazine, but when Sparkle shows up yet again with this exact material, including Matt's own photographs, and with Lucy as their new head, Poise folds. Outraged, Jenna confronts Lucy for stealing, but Lucy scornfully tells her that Jenna was the one sabotaging her own magazine all along; Lucy merely found out about it and did the same thing.
Matt, wounded by what he thought was Jenna's betrayal of him, is getting married the next day. Jenna rushes out to the leafy suburb on his wedding day, hoping to persuade Matt that she was not the person she had seemed to be that he would marry her if he could see who she really was. But Matt, already in his tuxedo, says the hands of time cannot be turned back. Matt then walks to the closet and pulls out the pink dollhouse he made for Jenna on her 13th birthday and kept for 17 years. In tears, Jenna asks if he could give the homemade dollhouse back to her, which convinces Matt to confess that he had always loved her. While the wedding begins in the background, Jenna again looks at the dollhouse and seeing a young Matt and herself in the house, she begins to cry. As she is crying specs of Matt's old dust from the dollhouse begin to whirl up and fall.
When Jenna opens her eyes, she finds herself back in 1987, on that same 13th-birthday night with a second chance from the dust. This time, when Matt finds her huddled alone in the closet, she kisses him after calling his name out. They run upstairs together, bumping into Tom-Tom on the way; Jenna rips up the homework in Tom-Tom's hands. Jenna and Matt then run out of the house, time emerging—presumably in around then towards 2004 again, only with Jenna having this time traveled the intervening 17 years normally—as a wedding couple on the other side of the door. As credits roll, we see Matt and Jenna enjoying their favorite candy together and in the background we can see the pink dollhouse that started it all.
(13 Going On 30, 2004)
Tartalom: 1978-ban katasztrofálisra sikeredett születésnapjára virradó reggel a tizenhárom éves Jenna arra ébred, hogy egyik napról a másikra teljesült leghőbb vágya: szexi harmincéves nő lett belőle, ráadásul luxuslakásban lakik. 2004-et írunk, fürdőszobájában egy meztelen Adonisz álldogál, ajtaja előtt pedig limuzin várja, amely a Poise című lap szerkesztőségébe röpíti, merthogy ennek a kiadványnak a sztárújságírója. Jenna legjobb gyerekkori barátjától, Matt-től próbál némi felvilágosítást szerezni, és megtudja, hogy tizenharmadik születésnapja után hidegszívű dívává változott, és szóba sem állt többé a barátjával. Ha változtatni akar a helyzete, Jennának sürgősen ki kell találnia valamit, Matt ugyanis épp nősülni készül.
Egyéb címek: Hirtelen harminc
Rendezte: Gary Winick
Szereplők: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, Kathy Baker, Christa B. Allen...
Stílus: vígjáték, romantikus, dráma, fantasy
Stílus: vígjáték, romantikus, dráma, fantasy
Hossz: 98 perc
Magyar mozibemutató: 2004. július 22