Thirteen

Thirteen

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Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Cast: Catherine Hardwicke, Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed

     
 

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Catherine Hardwicke's drama about rebellious teenage girls, Thirteen, comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been

Overview

Catherine Hardwicke's drama about rebellious teenage girls, Thirteen, comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Hardwicke, co-screenwriter/actress Nikki Reed, lead Evan Rachel Wood, and actor Brady Corbet. They recount many stories about how they were forced to stretch their limited budget, and how difficult the shooting schedule was as the child actors could legally work only so many hours per day. A handful of deleted scenes with optional commentary, a making-of featurette, and the theatrical trailer round out this solid release from 20th Century Fox.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
The reassuring thing about Thirteen is that it's not another Kids-style exploitation piece with naked teenagers running around in their underwear under the pretense of realism. Instead it ends up being a one-dimensional cautionary tale told in an after-school special kind of way, like a super intense episode of Degrassi Junior High. Partly written by teenage co-star Nikki Reed and filmed with a constantly moving handheld camera, the story spins out of control just like its skinny blonde protagonist, Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood). The central friendship seems contrived right from the start because Evie (Reed) is a manipulative liar from beginning to end, making it difficult to see her as a fully developed character. Their sexed-up romping through L.A. says much more about the highly marketable Southern California lifestyle than it does about the realities of adolescent friendship. It may capture the quick pace of the whirling, confusing mess of being 13, but it doesn't require the viewer to become emotionally involved. The adult characters are more sympathetic, or at least more nuanced. Holly Hunter puts in a great performance as Tracy's mom, a wounded yet fun-loving single mother with too much love to give. As a vulnerable acceptor of Evie's lies, she seems to suffer the most. Even though Tracy's behavior suggests that she too is suffering, the film never reveals where her anger is coming from. Her self-mutilation and hatred for her mom's boyfriend aren't investigated deeply, just smoothed over with fashion, lip gloss, and accessories. Maybe that's the point: teenagers use their buying power to express their pain. Focusing on all things superficial must be part of an examination of contemporary youth culture, but this film barely goes below the surface.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
With an authenticity that is tender and merciless, the movie shows you what it looks like when youth rebellion becomes a form of fascism.
Washington Post - Desson Howe
It feels like real life unfolding before your eyes.
The New Yorker - David Denby
This movie is an emotionally coherent work--a burning experience of desperation and fleeting exhilaration.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
UPC:
0024543106586
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Fox Searchlight
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Commentary with director/co-writer Catherine Hardwicke, co-writer/actress Nikki Reed, and actors Evan Rachel Wood and Brady Corbet; deleted scenes with optional commentary; outtakes; a making-of featurette; theatrical trailer; and two Easter eggs. Note: two-sided disc offers both wide-screen (1:85:1) and full-screen (1.33:1) viewing.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Holly Hunter Melanie
Evan Rachel Wood Tracy
Nikki Reed Evie Zamora
Jeremy Sisto Brady
Brady Corbet Mason
Deborah Kara Unger Brooke
Kip Pardue Luke
Sarah Clarke Birdie
D.W. Moffett Travis
Vanessa Hudgens Noel
Jenicka Carey Astrid

Technical Credits
Catherine Hardwicke Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
Cindy Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Jakki Fink Casting
Frank Gaeta Sound/Sound Designer
Shani Ginsberg Casting
Holly Hunter Executive Producer
Johnny Jos Art Director
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte Producer
Rosemary Marks Co-producer
Steve Morantz Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Michelle Norell Musical Direction/Supervision
John O'Rourke Asst. Director
Dorit Oberman Set Decoration/Design
Nikki Reed Screenwriter
Nancy Richardson Editor
Amy Rosen Musical Direction/Supervision
Carol Strober Production Designer
Steven M. Weiss Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- [P&S]
1. Main Titles/Hit Me! [:26]
2. Hottie [1:37]
3. Book of Lies [:03]
4. Nice Socks! [1:48]
5. New Look, New Friend [3:10]
6. Shopping on Melrose [2:03]
7. Dinner Guest [1:09]
8. Chaperone [1:46]
9. Hanging Out [3:24]
10. Getting High [1:24]
11. First Cut [2:16]
12. Morning After [1:46]
13. Library Research [1:41]
14. Unwelcome News [2:27]
15. Leopard Jeans [1:50]
16. Hurts So Good [2:23]
17. A Date with Javi [3:48]
18. Losing Control [1:34]
19. On the Boulevard [2:53]
20. Freaking Out [1:59]
21. Family Problems [1:59]
22. Poor Little Evie [6:15]
23. Hit Me Again! [:44]
24. Evie Goes Home [6:18]
25. From Bad to Worse [:07]
26. Bad Influence [5:01]
27. Hugs and Tears [3:20]
28. Scream/End Credits [2:01]
Side #2 -- [WS]
1. Main Titles/Hit Me! [:26]
2. Hottie [1:37]
3. Book of Lies [:03]
4. Nice Socks! [1:48]
5. New Look, New Friend [3:10]
6. Shopping on Melrose [2:03]
7. Dinner Guest [1:09]
8. Chaperone [1:46]
9. Hanging Out [3:24]
10. Getting High [1:24]
11. First Cut [2:16]
12. Morning After [1:46]
13. Library Research [1:41]
14. Unwelcome News [2:27]
15. Leopard Jeans [1:50]
16. Hurts So Good [2:23]
17. A Date with Javi [3:48]
18. Losing Control [1:34]
19. On the Boulevard [2:53]
20. Freaking Out [1:59]
21. Family Problems [1:59]
22. Poor Little Evie [6:15]
23. Hit Me Again! [:44]
24. Evie Goes Home [6:18]
25. From Bad to Worse [:07]
26. Bad Influence [5:01]
27. Hugs and Tears [3:20]
28. Scream/End Credits [2:01]

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Thirteen 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
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The story of a once-nerd-turned-popular girl who turns to sex, drugs, and all that this brings. It's so real, you'd think you actually knew her. This is actually partly biographical of Nikki Reed, a co-writer and star. She doesn't play herself in this, but she plays the girl who influences the main star into her problems. See it, love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great movie. i wouldn't watch it if you don't want to get hit with the reality of how real this actually is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was really good, i enjoyed it very much. I'm 14 and looking back last year I see a lot of things they did in the movie really relate to me. I started hanging out with some bad people and soon became a bad person myself, and had to face my decisionslater on with my parents. I really liked this movie, its very well writen and acted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's good ,and rereshing to see such a realistic portrayal of adolescence at its worst. people need to see this movie, and to feel this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good movie. It was 100% believable and it genuinely seemed like it came from the perspective of someone who was really living that life. It shows how the lives of some young girls are changed when they will do anything to fit it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One day a friend of mine was telling me about this movie and so with some friends, i rented it and watched it. I was totally unprepared for the great impact this has made on my life. 'Thirteen' relates strongly to my life, seeing that collectively, my grade has done everything in the movie. 'Thirteen' is beautifully acted, with the edge the movie has, and leads you to believe that this is exactly what happend to Evan Rachel Wood and of course, Nikki Reed. Even though it's rated R, i still believe that all thirteen and older people should see this movie, and face the truth about many peoples lives. 5 stars is simply not enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good film about teenagers. Evan rachel wood is outstanding as the young tracy who goes from being the good girl to being this angry girl. The acting by all is good holly hunter is terrific.I highly recommend it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't have any idea that this movie would be this powerful. I saw something about it on Extra and just wanted to see, not thinking that it would be as powerful as it is. I think it saws a good look at the good and bad part of being thirteen. If you watch the making of on the DVD, you understand the movie much more. This is unlike any other teen movie that I have ever seen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. I saw it at a sleepover and I loved it. It is an outstanding movie and tells the truth (somewhat) of what teens can go through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was absolutely outstanding. It completely blew me away, the acting is fantastic. Everything is so real...it fits some troubled teens to a tee. Theres finally a movie that isn't sugar-coated. Their problems aren't uncommon, and I'm glad someone was able to bring that to everyone's reality. I hope everyone is lucky enough to see this film. I recommend it to all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never thought this movie would relate to real life so closely. When I first got the movie I thought it would be pretty good, but it ended up being one of my favorite movies.I couldn't stop watching this Movie!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie Thirteen is completely incredible! The fact that it doesnt sugar-coat everything is awesome. I am 15, and I remember a lot of those things being led into my life then. All I can say is: Way to go Nikki & Evan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie blew me away. I saw a clip from Oprah one day, and in it there was a girl who cut herself. Naturaly I wanted to see it. They talked about Thirteen, and ive wanted to see it since then. This movie was soo real its unexplainable. A lot of girls would do anything to fit in. I havent done like anything that tracy has, except one. Even though its rated R and im 14, i highly recommend it to all teenagers, especially girls, and their mothers. This movie was brilliantly acted. It was far beyond 5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this with my parents after ending a long and very painful depression. I'm only 13 and I relate to everything in this movie, minus the 1 parent thing. I cried, and I realized what I had done watching this. I made some bad choices in life, and THIRTEEN let me see what I had done. This is by far the best movie in the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was amazing. and sad to think how true it is. for the first half of the movie i thought the girls were 18 then when then when tracy went to school and said 7th grade. me and my sister were both like wow. the movie was great. and really opens peoples eyes
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm 16 years old , and this movie has tought me so much about life and how i need to be careful when it comes to peer pressure. this movie is great, it's so real! many people need to watch it. i know i'm 3 years older than these girls but it's tought me alot! this movie was awesome , sorry! but i cant say that enough. they should make a 2nd one , same people , to show how shes doin and whats doing . to if evie is still a little brat to tracy. dont get me wrong evie was a cool person , but at the end she really got to me! thanks alot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im 13 years old and this movie was just a total shock to me. I never thought peer presure would take such a big toll on this girl. The movie was well written and the Co- Writter, Nikki Reed was the real life Tracy. She lived this out and to be the other person for movei must have been a changelen. I also think Tracy should have been movie more respectful towards her. It seemed as if she was letting her angry she felt on her. When she didnt listen she started to vut herself and taken more drugs. She really just needed a slap in the face! All and all this was great movie. I say to any 13 year old girl with problems with the smae issues to see this movie and how it could ruin your life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw this movie last night, and i dont think ill ever be the same, it is so eye opening! go rent this right now, and watch it! u will not be dissapointed! 5 stars, not enough. by the way im fourteen. I cant express how this movie makes me feel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok so this movie rocks! it is shot beautifuly, and the acting is very good. well it is...........well just buy it and you'll know what i'm talking about. so l8er!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie which shows what it's like to be thirteen. It is very well thought out and directed very good. It shows the downward-spiral of Tracy (a normal thirteen-year old who starts experimenting on the wild side) as all the things around her change. She is a good girl at the begining of the movie, but then she starts to want to be like the popular girls. She impresses Evie (a popular bad-girl who Tracy wants to be like) Evie introduces Tracy to new things like alchohol, drugs, and sex; Thus begining Tracy's downward spiral. Tracy does just about everything a person shouldn't (especially a thirteen-year old) like stealing, getting high, getting drunk, lieing, and sex. It's a very good movie that describes life as a thirteen-year old exceptionally well. I would definately recomend this movie to anyone, thirteen-years old or not!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! It's crazy how you forget how old they are, because of how they're acting and what they're doing! I was thinking that they were 18 or so, not really 13. It makes parents want to keep their eyes open about their kids friends, and what's going on in their lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im thirteen too. I thought the movie was Great. It really explores the world of sex, drugs, backstabbing, and a how a teenage world can be if you don't pick the right friends. I think thirteen year old girls should watch this movie it may teach you some things. Also it will teach you to pick the right friends. Because in all schools there is going to be an 'evi' you know the popular girl and most teenage girls want to be popular but be careful she could mess up you life and her own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is the best movie ever! it relates to actual events that happen in life. it's awesome. it should have won something, the acting was incredible.