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#10 13 Going on 30

13 Going on 30

Starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo

So I was looking at my DVD collection the other day and this movie stuck out at me. It begins with a number, yet I’ve finished all the movies beginning with numbers and I haven’t reviewed this. I checked my DVD collection app and for some reason I forgot to include this. Well, I don’t know how I forgot to add this because this is one of my favorite movies!

Where do I start?

The cast is amazing. Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, and Andy Serkis all do a fantastic job making this “silly” movie feel real and grown up. It’s obviously not an original plot on any level, yet it still feels so fresh.  I believe the cast and most importantly Jennifer Garner has everything to do with that. From the moment we see her, we believe she is a 13 year old trapped in a grown woman’s body. From the way she walks to the simplest facial expressions, you know that Garner took this role seriously. And it pays off. Not only did she put a lot of details into trying to be a 13 year old, you can see the results in the writing and wardrobe as well. I love that the sleep mask she woke up at 30 in was in the same design as the scarf she was wearing over her eyes when she was 13.

Not only did a lot of people work hard and put a lot of thought into this movie, you can tell that everyone had a blast making this. The chemistry is great, especially between the two leads. This is the movie that really made me love Mark Ruffalo. And Jennifer Garner is just always amazing.

Romantic Comedies are a dime a dozen but every few years, one comes along that is just fresh with chemistry and clever writing, and this is one of those.



– I freaking love her hairdo with the chopsticks in it.

– Love is a battlefield. That’s deep.

– I genuinely had a giant smile on my face for this whole movie.

– Razzles: Remember, they’re both a candy and a gum.

– Her secretary was hilarious. She needs to be in more movies.


-Ok, now up next is Alien.


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