Thirteen

"It's happening so fast."

Coming of age is a difficult time for any young woman, especially a teenager not fitting in, when Tracy does not think she is cool enough to hang out with the most popular girl in school her life sets up for a some major changes. She is a wonderful seventh grade student that gets along with her friends and mother. She keeps her grades up and has a very good relationships with people and she even gets along with her brother. When Tracie meets Evie, one of the most popular girls in school they begin to hang out with each other and changes rapidly take place and quickly. Evie's life is totally opposite than the one that she is used to. Evie's mother being a stripper, does not watch out for her daughter and therefore allowing her to pretty much do what she wants. Involving her daughter into her habits smoking, drinking or whatever is something Tracie has never seen before. A new eye-opening experience is around every corner as Tracie is introduced into a world of sex, drugs and adventure.

Tracy listens to Evie doing what she tells her just wanting to fit in and experience life. She loses that innocent young girl attitude and goes full circle in this new lifestyle. Many temptations cross their pass and Tracy tries everything from drugs to piercings. At first, she thinks that this is all a lot of fun. She has never been exposed to such surroundings. Having to hide so much from her mother is making it harder for her to enjoy anything. Meanwhile, Evie spends a lot of time at Tracie's attempting to make her mother think fondly of her, Evie is not fooling her at all. Tracie's mother is noticing changes starting to take place in her daughter's life. Many arguments and fights flare up between her and her mom and she tries to get her father involved for help. The overflow and reassurance of her mother is all she has when the fun is over. When Tracie's mother figures out that Evie is the reason for these changes, she gets her out of their house and starts working on her getting her relationship back on track with her daughter.

R
| 2002 | 1 hr 39 min | 6.8/10
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Catherine Hardwicke
Language
English
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