Thirteen When Tracy, an anxious, socially ambitious seventh grader (played by "Once and Again"'s Evan Rachel Wood) befriends popular troublemaker Evie (Nikki Reed), sex, drugs, and…
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Thirteen (2004)

Nikki Reed, Holly Hunter, ... | SMELLS LIKE TEEN ANGST Hunter, Wood, and Reed
SMELLS LIKE TEEN ANGST Hunter, Wood, and Reed

Details Release Date: Jan 27, 2004; DVD Release Date: Jan 27, 2004; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Nikki Reed and Evan Rachel Wood; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures; More

When Tracy, an anxious, socially ambitious seventh grader (played by ''Once and Again'''s Evan Rachel Wood) befriends popular troublemaker Evie (Nikki Reed), sex, drugs, and shoplifting soon follow. But Catherine Hardwicke's critically acclaimed feature debut, Thirteen, is no after-school special from hell. It's a brutal, brilliant family drama with astonishing performances by Wood, newcomer Reed (who coscripted with Hardwicke), and the Oscar-nominated Holly Hunter as Melanie, Tracy's rapidly unraveling bohemian mother. EXTRAS After a film of such documentary-like rawness, Wood and Reed's giggly anecdotes on the commentary track are a relief. Also features 10 deleted scenes, including a poignant moment between Tracy and her concerned older brother, Mason (Brady Corbet).

Originally posted Feb 13, 2004 Published in issue #751 Feb 13, 2004 Order article reprints