Directed by Gary Winick, starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer and Andy Serkis.
For Jenna Rink (Garner), adulthood can't come quick enough. With braces, way-too-worried parents and no respect from the cool girls in school, Jenna spends her time with chubby next door neighbour Matt (Ruffalo), dreaming about a career as a magazine editor and wishing her life away. But in this case everything comes to those who can't wait and on her 13th birthday Jenna is fast forwarded through her wonder years, waking up the next morning as the 30-year-old fashion editor of a prestigious glossy. But will she like who she's become?
The perception that this is just 'Big' for girls isn't wrong, but Garner and Ruffalo take an average script (never getting the right tone between funny and serious - the latter would've been best) and deliver a nice teen movie that harks back to the genre's golden years in the 1980s.
Despite some serious over-acting in early scenes, Garner is perfect as the woman who realises she was far cooler as a kid than an adult and her relationship with Ruffalo's adult Matt is the film's most touching - yet underworked - highlight. If audiences can take their eyes off either of them, there's a lesson in here for all of us.
Clichéd, but nice with it.