Any of you guys seen Thirteen yet? I’ve had the DVD for a coupla weeks now but i only got around to watching it about a week ago and oh my God, i’d never felt as pissed off watching a movie before in my entire life.

Seriously, i was positively fuming throughout the whole thing. Not because it was a shitty movie or anything, but because of the character Evan Rachel Wood played, Tracy. I just wanted to choke the living shit out of her for the way she was behaving in that movie. Basically the movie is about a good girl gone bad. And that just happens to be one of my biggest pet peeves: when an honest to goodness good girl get influenced by bad people and becomes a bad girl. Maybe it’s just because of the way i was brought up but, for those of you who’ve seen the movie, tell me that you wouldn’t have opened up a can of whoopass and schooled Tracy as a mother. Sure, that probably sounds like a bad thing to do but seriously, if you saw this movie and if you were in Holly Hunter’s shoes, you’d probably feel like doing that too. But Holly Hunter never really does anything in the movie. And i guess that’s what made it really frustrating. She just let Tracy do whatever the hell she wanted. Talk about bad parenting. The way Tracy was behaving, the stuff she was doing, it was just extremely stupid, extremely rude and extremely extremely offensive. I dare you not to hate her character by the end of the movie.

I tell ya, i like watching disturbing movies. I actually have no problem at all watch Kids, Bully or any of Larry Clark’s fucked up movies about stupid teens doing stupid shit. But Thirteen… it’s probably the most disturbing movie i’ve ever seen. At least in terms of provoking emotions. Mostly emotions of wanting to wring Tracy’s neck for becoming a slutty bitch. Hell, i just feel like putting a big red X over Evan Rachel Wood’s face up there at the top of the site (i don’t think i can ever disassociate the two after having seen this movie).

You know what’s even scarier about this movie if you’ve already seen it? The fact that it was written by a 13 year old girl and that it’s based on her real life experiences. Hell, the writer, Nikki Reed, even plays the bad girl that corrupts Evan Rachel Wood (Tracy) in the movie. I wouldn’t be surprised if she really was a bad girl in real life (she probably is).

The trailer might seem tame but i’m telling ya, this is one powerful movie.

I think everybody should at least rent this movie if not buy it.

33 thoughts on “Thirteen

  1. Two words Justin…hate sex…as long as they are legal.

    #1 | Comment by bligityblah — February 8, 2004 @ 2:11 pm

  2. "no bra! no panties!"


    #2 | Comment by Justin — February 8, 2004 @ 2:12 pm

  3. They should have made her go on Maury and sent her to bootcamp

    #3 | Comment by Dan — February 8, 2004 @ 4:44 pm

  4. Justin, you want disturbing, watch that movie when you have your thirteen year old daughter sitting next to you. I personally wanted to scream at Holly Hunter’s character many many times. I think you hit the nail right on the head when you used the word powerful. As a parent of a thirteen year old, it was scarier than anything King has ever put on film.

    #4 | Comment by AKA Postal — February 8, 2004 @ 4:57 pm

  5. I thought the film was a piece of propaganda bullshit. It’s the new millenium equivalent of "Reefer Madness." Don’t let your kids do drugs or they will have sex with black people and steal things. It was completely unbelievable. The idea of "good girls" and "bad girls" is such bullshit. We are all just people. This movie will be mocked and laughed at in 50 years just like the rediculous propaganda films of the 50’s are disregarded today.

    #5 | Comment by Joe Maxwell — February 8, 2004 @ 8:22 pm

  6. fag, try Mullholand Drive

    #6 | Comment by dammit — February 8, 2004 @ 8:44 pm

  7. Reefer Madness? I don’t even know where to begin on that one. One was meant to be a propaganda movie that was made in 1938, and was outdated and laughed at, had terrible acting and ended up an influential phenemenom in the drug scene of the 60’s. Thirteen was made in 2003, meant to be a drama, is entirely up to date (just take a look in any mall, club or school,) and had great acting (can you say Academy Award nomination.) Yes we are all just people, but the thought that there isn’t good people and bad people is laughable. Also remeber that there is the middle ground where good people do bad things and bad people do good things (say what)
    Is the movie exaggerated, yes, this is Hollywood after all, but it was a fictional drama, not a documentary, and most certainly not propaganda.

    #7 | Comment by AKA Postal — February 8, 2004 @ 10:49 pm

  8. Justin, FUBAR monkeys, has anyone seen this page,
    which supposedly features Tiffany Teen? I wondering about the validity of the pics.

    Posted by Kei – 12:39am February 9, 2004

    i’ve read they’re real. No watermarks nor anything wrong in the pics… who knows? Those ppl also emailed the webmaster about it but didn’t get a reply… =(

    have you seen her site kei? it rocks monkey ass!!! best site ever, even better that =D

    #8 | Comment by vhw — February 9, 2004 @ 2:39 am

  9. Thirteen will be outdated and laughable soon enough. To call either of those girls "good girls" or "bad girls" is already laughable. They are confused, just like all teenagers without decent roll models to look up to. They aren’t "bad." The film portrays everything as black and white, and life is totally the gray area. Holly Hunter is a great actress, and will be great no matter what film she’s in. This one just happened to be a misguided scare film that obviously did it’s job of scaring parents with young daughters. Are you worried that, god forbid, your daughter might have sex with a black guy if you don’t keep a closer eye on her? Don’t believe everything you see.

    #9 | Comment by Joe Maxwell — February 9, 2004 @ 6:20 am

  10. Once again Justin gets in touch with his rather large feminine side and advertises a trailer for a chick flick.

    #10 | Comment by Dom — February 9, 2004 @ 7:56 am

  11. Holly Hunter is hot.

    #11 | Comment by grud — February 9, 2004 @ 9:46 am

  12. hee hee… The subject is thirteen… thirteen comments… Coincidence??

    Oh, Damn… this makes 14…

    #12 | Comment by Mr. Skip — February 9, 2004 @ 10:43 am

  13. Hahaha, not even I was going to go for the thirteen comments thing. I though it was just too cheap, and that’s saying a lot coming from me.

    Oh, and Dom wins best comment of the post thingy that I made up. Good job! He deserves a quote: "Once again Justin gets in touch with his rather large feminine side and advertises a trailer for a chick flick.

    Posted by Dom – 7:56am February 9, 2004"

    Ha-ha-ha, I couldn’t have said it better myself…or could I? Probably not, I suck.

    #13 | Comment by Bubba — February 9, 2004 @ 11:15 am

  14. Justin, FUBAR monkeys, has anyone seen this page,
    which supposedly features Tiffany Teen? I wondering about the validity of the pics.

    #14 | Comment by Kei — February 9, 2004 @ 12:39 pm

  15. bootcamp? thats a great idea. Or send the kid to Ricky Lake to get a makeover. Ah the joys of crap TV.

    #15 | Comment by kvl — February 9, 2004 @ 12:48 pm

  16. i was obsessed with that movie for a week last summer

    #16 | Comment by stacia — February 9, 2004 @ 4:18 pm

  17. I’m sure there had to of been better films at Sundance then that. Thumbs down from me.

    #17 | Comment by Will — February 9, 2004 @ 5:35 pm

  18. Pull your thumbs outta your ass.

    #18 | Comment by pangwinking — February 9, 2004 @ 6:06 pm

  19. Hey, just wanted to let you know that the 13 year old girl didn’t actually write it herself, she helped "co-write" it. Which means, she gave the person who wrote it ideas, i’m sure she didn’t actually go through most of it, maybe just people she knew. The thing i didn’t like about the story is that they tried to make it seem like it was her friends fault for making her bad and then in the end getting her in trouble. Which is retarded! It’s not like the girl didn’t have any friends, she wasn’t dying to make a new friend that was popular. And it’s kind of funny how the older "white guy" turned down two girls at the same time, but yet the guy who isn’t white has no problem with getting on an underage girl… that seems a lil fishy to me.

    #19 | Comment by B — February 9, 2004 @ 11:03 pm

  20. All those Tiffany Teen pics are legit. The same ones can be found in her members section of her website. Uh.. wizzile wazzle.

    #20 | Comment by Dex — February 10, 2004 @ 1:01 am

  21. i’d watch more movies if only i had the time.

    #21 | Comment by ripcord — February 10, 2004 @ 2:12 am

  22. eager to see some comments about Meg Ryan and her "In the Cut" performance, or lack thereof. Let’s just see the boobs.

    #22 | Comment by long time fan — February 10, 2004 @ 3:26 am

  23. and here I thought it was the beavers…

    #23 | Comment by sexcrzwezl — February 11, 2004 @ 1:41 am

  24. Dude, the movie ‘thirteen’ totally turned my stomach. I literally felt ill for hours. I’m not prude, pure or a pussy but come on she’s so screwed it’s not even funny. I really didn’t need to see that even if it is based on a true story. Does it really represent something many thirteen year old girls can identify with and learn from? I doubt it. Maybe there are some other screwed up chicks out there but they’re not gonna get anything from it either. So what’s the point?

    Personally I felt the same way about ‘Kids’, so, whatever. But it didn’t make me feel sick… just a little bored.

    And now for the REAL reason I had to post: ALEXIS BLEDEL IS FINE! Damn, she gives good face!! I know she’s not in thirteen, damn it, but isn’t this what this site is really all about: Expressing, defining and fine-tuning our lust for the untouchable ass?

    #24 | Comment by dr.einstein — February 11, 2004 @ 3:45 am

  25. I saw Thirteen a few weeks ago. I wanted to just plain blow both of those girls’ brains out. Good movie though. I like the part where they are hitting each other after huffing that computer screen cleaner.

    I hate teenagers.

    #25 | Comment by kinkiekitten — February 11, 2004 @ 5:35 am

  26. I probably shouldn’t say this, buttfuck it. That Nikki Reed is hot…she’s gonna be something someday… Even if that something is a crack whore workin’ Cali for all it’s worth. I don’t care how young or "fucked up" or "troubled" she is, I wants a piece. I’ll smack some sense into her…by stickin’ her wit my wang.

    Oh, and never saw the movie…but that’s not the point.

    #26 | Comment by Dead Sanity — February 11, 2004 @ 9:02 am

  27. Fear the otters…

    That’s all I can say for now, but just know that you have been warned.

    Pity they who fail to show the proper amount of deference to the fearsome otter…

    #27 | Comment by Phil — February 11, 2004 @ 12:46 pm

  28. So what, I’d do em’…

    They’re hot…

    #28 | Comment by I3oner_I3oy — February 12, 2004 @ 3:06 am

  29. AMEN Dead… I DID see the movie… your missin’ out…

    #29 | Comment by I3oner_I3oy — February 12, 2004 @ 3:07 am

  30. I don’t know man, that Nikki Reed is damn hot. I got turned on when she was trying for that threesome.

    I’m not sure what the lesson was but I still enjoyed the movie.

    #30 | Comment by Will — February 14, 2004 @ 12:11 pm

  31. you now what ita was a great movie with great performances and if you dont think thata pity on you cause you suck!

    #31 | Comment by nnn — February 27, 2004 @ 5:45 pm

  32. good movie, I think they should have more movies about 13 year old girls huffing and hitting each other in the face for fun. Isn’t that what most kids do thses days?

    #32 | Comment by volume — March 2, 2004 @ 1:22 pm

  33. this movie is actually my favorite. for me its like an autobiography of my life so far. nd if ppl dont think this is what some 13yr olds get up to they r soo wrong. im 14 and when i was 13 i huffed drugs, stole shit and had sexual interactions. some 13 year olds are different than you think. im here to tell u that for some ppl this movie is a wake up call … if u think things lik this aint goin on then im soory to tell u but u r hopelessly confused! i found it extremely realistic and very touching at the same time. i felt tracy’s pain bcoz i kno what shez been through.. and by the end i was cryin my fukin eyes out!! un-belivable!! i think i could relate alot to this movie bcoz ive been through alot of their experiences. i think this movie deserves 2 thumbs up both for the acting and the story line! go nikky reed … u rock!!

    #33 | Comment by michyxxx — July 9, 2004 @ 2:42 pm

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