13 Going on 30 | 2004

Directed by: Gary Winick

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Main Plot

Jenna Rink makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.


  • Jennifer Garner's character, Jenna, goes from a 13-year-old girl to a 30-year-old woman overnight, navigating the challenges of adulthood.
  • Mark Ruffalo's character, Matt, is the childhood best friend and love interest of the main character, Jenna.
  • Judy Greer's character, Lucy, is a friend and coworker of the protagonist, Jenna, who helps her navigate her new life.


In the ending of "13 Going on 30," Jenna, now 30 years old, realizes the consequences of her choices and the importance of true friendship. She apologizes to her childhood friend, Matt, for her past behavior and they reconcile. Jenna quits her job and starts her own magazine, focusing on meaningful content. At her surprise birthday party, she shares a heartfelt speech, expressing her gratitude for those who have supported her. Jenna and Matt share a dance, hinting at a possible romantic future.

Gary Winick