13 Going on 30 (2004, USA) C-98m. ** D: Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, Kathy Baker, Phil Reeves. Quite entertaining body-switch comedy finds an unhappy 13-year-old suddenly in her 30-year-old self (Garner), when she wishes she were older and sexier. She is a successful magazine editor, but has become estranged from her former best friend (Ruffalo). Good story idea (somewhat lifted from BIG), but plot is inconsequential and ending goes too far. Garner is ambitious in her first starring vehicle.


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