15 Years of 13 Going on 30: Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner fondly remember the romantic comedy

Updated on Apr 25, 2019 12:25 PM IST  |  2.8M
   
Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner commemorate 15 years of 13 Going on 30 on Instagram.
Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner commemorate 15 years of 13 Going on 30 on Instagram.
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15 years ago, we were given a romantic comedy that has become a standard rule for how rom-coms are made. The title? 13 Going on 30. Starring Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink, the movie was about a 13-year-old teenager who wishes to be thirty, flirty and thriving. But what happens when that wish comes true. Well, your childhood best friend Matty Flamhaff turns into Mark Ruffalo and you live in a fancy New York apartment with a job in a leading fashion magazine.

13 Going on 30 was a hit amongst teenagers then and now and made a bonafide leading star out of Jennifer. Before there was Noah Centineo as Peter in To All the Boys I've Loved Before, there was Mark as Matt, everyone's favourite rom-com boyfriend. To commemorate 15 years of this iconic film, Jennifer and Mark took to their Instagram pages to share fond memories of the film. While Jennifer paid ode to the girls who played the "Six Chicks" (Brie Larson and Ashley Benson were amongst the six girls), Ruffalo quipped about a possible sequel.

 

Mark's caption reads as, "Happy 15th anniversary to 13 Going On 30! Still a sweet movie after all these years. Remake? 13 Going on 51.‬ ‪Rest In Peace, Gary Winick."

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fifteen years ago today #13GoingOn30 made her debut, directed with  by our beloved Gary Winick and a clutch of loving, hardcore producers (3 brilliant women—before it was cool to be led by women!) . The movie benefitted from the performances of so many young actresses. Open and twinkly-magical then— now, 15 years later, they are ruling the world. (Hi #SixChicks—@brielarson, @ashleybenson, @christabrittany—who also played a young me in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past—and my own sweet @revjuliaroth). . I loved my day with this slumber party crew: they danced with abandon and reminded me of the power of just saying yes—to being in a group, to vulnerability, to wearing a bra over your clothes. At the last minute I tossed my adopted LA family member Maddy Sprung-Keyser into the scene. @maddsk went on to be an Academic All American swimmer at Amherst, got her law degree from NYU, and is producing podcasts for @pineapple.fm. Looking back into her adolescence—with the hair and the men not wanting to jump her bones—is extra special today. Imagine if every 13 year old girl had an opportunity to dance and feel beautiful like the girls in this film. I am proud of all of you.  . I feel so, so lucky to have had the experience of making this joyful movie. And even luckier to be part of something that, all of these years later, can still make people (hi, @arianagrande ) smile. 

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On the other hand, Jennifer's caption reads as, "Fifteen years ago today #13GoingOn30 made her debut, directed with  by our beloved Gary Winick  and a clutch of loving, hardcore producers (3 brilliant women—before it was cool to be led by women!) The movie benefitted from the performances of so many young actresses. Open and twinkly-magical then— now, 15 years later, they are ruling the world. (Hi #SixChicks—@brielarson, @ashleybenson, @christabrittany—who also played a young me in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past—and my own sweet @revjuliaroth). I loved my day with this slumber party crew: they danced with abandon and reminded me of the power of just saying yes—to being in a group, to vulnerability, to wearing a bra over your clothes. At the last minute, I tossed my adopted LA family member Maddy Sprung-Keyser into the scene. @maddsk went on to be an Academic All American swimmer at Amherst, got her law degree from NYU, and is producing podcasts for @pineapple.fm. Looking back into her adolescence—with the hair and the men not wanting to jump her bones—is extra special today. Imagine if every 13-year-old girl had an opportunity to dance and feel beautiful like the girls in this film. I am proud of all of you. I feel so, so lucky to have had the experience of making this joyful movie. And even luckier to be part of something that, all of these years later, can still make people (hi, @arianagrande ) smile."

We're getting the Razzles feels with these two!

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Which was your favourite scene from 13 Going on 30? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

 

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