June 10, 2004
13 going on 30

(metreon, with kristen, sneak preview, 4/17/04, 7pm)

before this movie even starts kristen and i are giggling our heads off, which pretty much should indicate to you what type of girly movie this was and how prepared we were to revel in it. and revel we did.

oh jennifer garner, i don't care that erica's housemate went to school with you and hated you, because i myself adore you. i think it has a lot to do with how SERIOUS she is all the time on alias what with the losing 2 years of her life, gaining a sister, losing and regaining her man; but then in this she was smiling. with actual mouth muscles. it was amazing. she's so much prettier when she looks happy.

this movie began with footage of school photo day which is also how 'the girl next door' started. and...the girl actually lives next door in both movies too. also, the main male character is named matt in both. i became a little disturbed by these similarities. quickly though 13 going on 30 introduced time-travel and similarities ended.

an amazing thing about this movie is that the tagline is, "thirty, flirty, and thriving." which made me feel like i should be more excited about the whole 5 years till 30 thing. but i've come to accept the fact that if i'm not going to be jennifer garner in 5 years, there's still no real reason to look forward to it.

in my notes i have, "watching her try to hail a cab is adorable." " watching her clutch a fluffy pillow while drinking water is adorable." "her nostrils flare adorably when she looks at all her shoes." "watching her sit on the couch in their new front lawn with matt is adorable!"

at the end when the lights came up, i turned to kristen and said something about how adorable it is that she fell in love at 13 and got married to him at 30 and was still so fricking adorably in love. and how amazing it was to do that--to find someone at 13. my happy excited romantic face wilted slightly with jealousy in the face of kristen then saying, "well...i was 13 when i met gene."

Posted by michele at June 10, 2004 01:22 PM

I loved her first. She's mine. All mine. She's so damn cute.

Posted by: nuala on June 10, 2004 02:00 PM

what did you love her in before alias? cause i liked her in 'dude, where's my car' in 2000.

i could win this contest yet!

Posted by: michele on June 10, 2004 02:38 PM

I liked her on Felicity even if she was Noel's ex girlfriend who he cheated on Felicity with. I think I'm going to win.

Posted by: nuala on June 10, 2004 06:41 PM

ooh! i saw her on that too! the time she came to thanksgiving that felicity was making in the dorms, right? was that the first time she came? beat me now, girly.

Posted by: michele on June 10, 2004 07:17 PM

That makes it a tie unless you can beat when she showed up on felicity

Posted by: nuala on June 10, 2004 10:12 PM

can't. but that's ok. i don't want to win. having a tie is juuuuuust right. :)

Posted by: michele on June 11, 2004 07:43 AM

you gave alias spoilers you bastard!

Posted by: didofoot on June 11, 2004 03:01 PM


Posted by: michele on June 11, 2004 03:13 PM

that didn't really display much in the way of contrition did it?

i am so sorry. so, so, so sorry.

i didn't really give away much though. and no details. you'll forget and be ok.

Posted by: michele on June 11, 2004 03:21 PM

Fine you all can have her. That way I can take Michael Vartan! Woof! Speak French to me Tish! I do love her though, even if I haven't seen the movie. I'm a complete Alias addict. I almost threw myself out a window a few weeks ago because for some reason my DVR didn't record the season finale so now I have to wait until August when they rerun it to find out what happens. Grrr!

Posted by: Clint on June 20, 2004 06:08 AM