Thirteen (2003)

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Would you like me to model my new thong? Great for pooping on the go!

— Tracy

Written by director, Catherine Hardwicke and one of the stars of the film, Nikki Reed, Thirteen is a fictionalized account taken from Nikki’s real life.  It has been years since its release that I have seen it. I still love this movie.

Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) is an innocent thirteen-year-old girl that is trying to fit in the cool kids. She befriends the bad girl of the school, Evie (Reed) by stealing a woman’s wallet. She descend into a downward spiral of drugs, sex and alcohol.

The more time that Tracy spends with Evie, the more nasty she gets to her mother, Melanie (Holly Hunter), a hairdresser and former alcoholic that is trying to penetrate girl world. She seeks solace to her boyfriend, Brady (Jeremy Sisto).

I know that the average teen wouldn’t expierence a quarter of the shit that Tracy and Evie have done in this movie. I could have happen.

The organic camerawork make the movie feel like a documentary. It felt so raw and real. A great flick.

Judgment: If you want to reach out to your teenage daughter, you must watch this movie together.

Rating: ****1/2

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About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on August 6, 2009, in 2003, Academy Award Nominee, Crime, Drama, Independent and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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