Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving

13 Going On 30 is the female equivalent of Big. Only instead of suddenly aging overnight, she wakes up 17 years in the future. Much like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner also captures what it feels like to be a kid trapped in an adult body. Which leads to funny “fish out of water” situations. Probably the most memorable scene in the movie is the “Thriller” dance number. Even more so, 13 Going On 30 is more about losing one’s identity. How people change over the years. It can be hopeful, but also tragic. So I would say that the moral is similar to Big, but a little different. The moral is actually “make the right choices.”


Jenna (center) dances to “Thriller”

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