Review: 13 Going On 30
When I first saw the trailer for this movie a few years ago I immediately thought that this movie is "Big" with a girl rather than a boy. I was amused by a few of the punch lines in the trailer, but overall I couldn't imagine enjoying or even wanting to watch a knockoff of one of the better Tom Hanks movies (Big) out there. I finally decided to watch this movie the other night because I was bored and had nothing to do and my sister owned a copy.
The movie has nothing original to tell nor does it have a new refreshing way of telling a story. It does have, however, Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo as its main characters. Garner and Ruffalo are a treat to watch together on screen. They have a great deal of onscreen chemistry, and they both possess the quality in actors that make us want to watch them more. This is the main reason why this movie works. While the story has already been done and been done much better, it is obviously a story that the general public enjoys. Combine this with the wonderful Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo and all the sudden the movie is fun to watch. That's basically what this movie was for me "fun to watch."
For pure entertainment purposes this movie is a winner. It's not the best or worst movie of its kind but it has a way of making you care about the characters and what happens to them. It is an above average entertaining movie. Jennifer Garner's filmography is here. Mark Ruffalo's filmography is here.
2 and a half stars