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August 31, 2003

To Be Thirteen


I treated myself to a $5 matinee (I love the Cobble Hill Cinema) on Friday. I really enjoy going to see movies by myself, especially during the day on a work week. I always seem to pick the deep, sad, and introspective films to see on my own. And Thirteen was definitely one of them.

I didn't find anything incredibly shocking about the behavior of the kids, as I read in reviews that many had. I actually was rather uninterested in the side story of Evie, the trouble maker friend. While the above definitely made for a good, nail-biting story, there were two things that made Thirteen as good as they say it was: the cinematography and the second to last scene. That second to last scene made me cry, which is a great feat, for callalillie does not cry easily.

I won't elaborate on either, though, until others have seen it. Then we can discuss.

Posted by callalillie at August 31, 2003 7:41 PM |


Hello fellow "Thirteen" movie-goer. You mentioned the second to last scene, but what about the very last scene? I don't get it. Of course, I still haven't seen the entire movie (I keep missing the first hour or so), so maybe that's my problem...

Posted by: K. at March 9, 2004 6:40 PM

i actually didn't really like the last scene (the one on the playground?)...i found it kind of trite...like in saving private ryan when the characters says "but am i a good man?" some things just don't need to be blantantly stated. i wouldn have loved it ending just with the mother and daughter.

Posted by: corie at March 9, 2004 6:43 PM

cried 4 times

Posted by: mark brown at May 22, 2004 8:05 AM

cried 4 times

Posted by: mark brown at May 22, 2004 8:06 AM

cried 4 times

Posted by: mark brown at May 22, 2004 8:06 AM

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