The Bottom Line
- One of the most realistic movies about teenagers around
- Outstanding performances from the entire cast
- Excellent collection of bonus material
- None worth noting
- 10 deleted scenes with optional commentary;
- 'Making Of' featurette;
- Commentary by Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Brady Corbet, and writer/director Catherine Hardwicke.
Guide Review - "Thirteen" DVD Review
Bombarded by choices and influenced by peers, the unpopular Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) befriends Evie (Nikki Reed), one of the wildest girls at her school. Hanging out with Evie and her crowd changes the shy Tracy into one of the school's most popular kids. But everything has a price, and Tracy's popularity comes at the expense of her family life, her school work, and her old friends. Tracy's rebellious new life includes sex and drugs, two elements that put her at odds with her ex-addict mom (Holly Hunter). Things soon reach a boiling point when Tracy and her new best friend Evie have a falling out that leaves Tracy devastated.
"Thirteen" is a terrific movie, yet it's not the easiest film to sit through. Rated R for drug use, self-destructive violence, language and sexuality all involving teenagers, "Thirteen" isn't meant for a 13 year-old audience, however mothers and daughters who view this movie together find it can be a great catalyst for sparking dialogue.