Thirteen is a 2003 movie written by the then-fifteen-year-old Nikki Reed. The movie is intended to be partially autobiographical as it shows much of what Nikki's life was like between the ages of twelve and thirteen. The movie deals with the experience of girls just barely out of their pre-teens and getting into situations that would be better handled by adults.
It was produced independently and only picked up by Working Title Films only after the movie had finished production.
The plot revolves around Tracy Freeland struggling as an adolescent trying to become popular, then becoming popular only to find out that the cost to stay there in morality and self-worth to be too high.
Holly Hunter received a nomination for best supporting actress from this movie and a golden globe. Evan Rachel Wood also received a nomination for a golden globe.
Not to be confused with 13.
- Abusive Parents: Evie claims to have them, and it would make a lot of sense
- Adults Are Useless: Averted, but only at the very end: Tracy's mom essentially rescues her from Evie's influence, but until then played horrifyingly straight.
- All Men Are Perverts: Subverted - Tracy and Evie try to seduce Tracy's neighbor Luke, but he's understandably freaked out by the idea of sex with two thirteen-year-old girls, and kicks them out of his house.
- Author Avatar: The story is auto-biographical and the character of Tracy is modeled after co-author Nikki Reed, who is actually playing Evie.
- Broken Bird: Evie definitely, also Tracy could be seen as one.
- Consummate Liar: Evie
- Drugs Are Bad: Using a gas duster to get high, it doesn't sound sexy and they show you just how not sexy it is.
- Fille Fatale: Evie is very good at knowing what boys/men want.
- Fish Out of Water: When Tracy frist meets up with Evie and her friends she is a very good example of this.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Jeremy Sisto from Six Feet Under and Clueless and Sarah Clarke from 24
- High School Hustler: Evie
- Middle School: While the actual school is not showed very much the setting uses this style of drama
- Les Yay: Between Tracy and Evie
- Mama Bear: Melanie Freeman protecting her daughter Tracy from Evie and her mother.
- Manipulative Bastard: Evie
- Naive Newcomer: Tracy
- Self-Harm: Tracy deals with her stress by cutting her arms with a razor.
- Sex as Rite-Of-Passage: Evie seems to imply this to Tracy.
- Smoking Is Cool & Smoking Is Glamorous
- Teens Are Monsters