Thirteen

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Product Overview

Anxiously trying to fit into the peer-pressure cooker environment of junior high, thirteen-year-old Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) goes to shocking lengths in order to befriend Evie (co-writer Nikki Reed), the most popular girl in school. Now the two are inseparable--and incorrigible--leaving Tracy's desperate mom (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter) powerless to rescue her from a whirlwind of drugs, sex and crime.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40234244
UPC 024543106586
UPC 14 00024543106586
Format DVD
Release Date 6/7/2005
Rating Rating
Keywords
Coming Of Age
Drugs
Sex
Teenage
Teenage Girls
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note THIRTEEN is Catherine Hardwicke's explosive portrait of teenage girls at their very worst. Mean, manipulative, conniving, and utterly out of control, these skinny, sexy, drug-addicted, 13-year-old time bombs are nothing short of terrifying. Hardwicke's movie is brilliant in its ability to portray this phenomenon, which comes off as very real. The skillful photography from cinematographer Elliot Davis communicates the most complicated themes of the film: insecurity, confusion, wanting to be liked and accepted, and feeling like it's time to grow up fast. In an early scene, protagonist Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood), a shy girl and good student, approaches Evie (Nikki Reed), the school's ultra-popular bad girl, and the two size up each other's clothing, jewelry, hair, shoes, socks, and decide to go on a shopping spree. From there Tracy spirals downward, copying Evie's every move in an aggressive game of daring each other to take increasingly dangerous risks--stealing, getting piercings, experimenting with sex, drinking and taking drugs, and much more. All the while Tracy's mom (Holly Hunter) who is a bohemian ex-alcoholic trying to be open-minded and supportive about her daughter's rebellion, slowly loses her authority and her ability to cope with these volatile teens. A booming, excellent soundtrack punctuates the hyper, desperate, manic mood of the girls' behavior, and catalyzes the adrenaline rush that is THIRTEEN.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...Brace yourself for THIRTEEN -- it'll cause a commotion..." 09/04/2003 p.150
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...THIRTEEN captures a slice of life that no other movie has ever caught with such unsparing but loving honesty..." 09/01/2003 p.112
Entertainment Weekly "...The handheld images are grainy and feverish but also startlingly sustained, and they have a way of snaking their way right up to the actors' faces....It has the grip of a thriller..." 09/05/2003 p.54-5
New York Times "...A movie with moments so realistically painted that your eyes will sting from the fumes..." 08/20/2003 p.E1
USA Today "...Evan Rachel Wood delivers a performance of white-heat intensity..." 08/22/2003 p.4E
Sight and Sound "...A lot of fun....THIRTEEN maintains an unusual balance between sobriety and irreverence that can catch you off guard..." 12/01/2003 p.55-6
Total Film "What sets THIRTEEN apart from other teenage flicks is bravery..." 01/01/2004 p.34
Directors
Catherine Hardwicke
Actors
Holly Hunter
Nikki Reed
Evan Rachel Wood
Cast & Crew
Brady Corbet - Actor
Catherine Hardwicke - Screenplay
Catherine Hardwicke - Director
Deborah Unger - Actor
Elliot Davis - Cinematographer
Evan Rachel Wood - Actor
Holly Hunter - Actor
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte - Producer
Jeremy Sisto - Actor
Kip Pardue - Actor
Mark Mothersbaugh - Original Music By
Michael London - Producer
Nancy Richardson - Editor
Nikki Reed - Actor
Nikki Reed - Screenplay
Sarah Clarke - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 2220658
UPC 00024543106586
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 99 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review The acting is superlative, and lacks the histrionics that often accompany high-octane work by young
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Reviewer
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Who is this movie for? Not for most 13-year-olds, that's for sure. The R rating is richly deserved,
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Hunter,Holly
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
David Denby, The New Yorker This movie is an emotionally coherent work--a burning experience of desperation and fleeting exhilaration.
Mike Clark, USA Today The most powerful of all recent wayward-youth sagas...
Owen Gleiberman ...tender and merciless...
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