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13 Going On 30
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 88 (Sep 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis & Kathy Baker

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features inlcude audio commentary by director Gary Winick; an additional commentary with producers Gina Matthews, Susan Arnold, and Donna Arkoff-Roth; 17 deleted scenes; the 19-minute Making Of A Teen Dream; the eight minute I Was A Teenage Geek; a three-minute blooper reel; an

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01421
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some Sexual Content, Breif Drug References.
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/03/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gary Winick
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Overwhelmed with being awkward at 13 in 1987, Jenna Rink (Christa B. Allen) makes a wish that she will be 30, flirty, and thriving. Of course, just after glitter falls and magical chimes stop ringing, she awakens the next morning in a new millennium, in a house she doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is perfectly suitable for the light storytelling, featuring bright and colorful images that are well balanced with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and definition. Contrast and shadow delineation are also quite satisfying. Minor edge enhancement is noticed, but pixelization is not a problem with this title. Occasionally the picture has a soft look, but no smearing is detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

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