I want to preface this piece by saying that I absolutely love 13 Going on 30 and that this is in no way a shady post. It's one of the timeless rom-coms of the early 2000s, and for that, I am forever indebted. But recently in one of my late-night movie binges, I watched the movie again and realized that I've got some questions.
1.First of all, how was 13-year-old Matt so good at carpentry?
2.Also, where does one get wishing dust from?
3.Jenna's constant complaining made me wonder if we were all that annoying at 13. I know that's not a question, but still.
4.Why did Jenna think running down the street in silk lingerie was the best solution to her major freakout?
5.Why didn't anyone express serious concern when Jenna just woke up one day and didn't remember anything from the age of 13?
6.And speaking of 13-year-olds, no parents questioned why a grown woman was hanging out with teenagers?
7.How is everyone in New York living in freakin' lofts and not breaking a sweat?!
8.How does a socially awkward 13-year-old just know how to order an apple martini?
9.Who was the random kid sitting by himself in the restaurant, and why was nobody weirded out by Jenna hitting on him?!
10.Why was "Ice Ice Baby" the song of choice for a strip session?
11.How the hell did everyone know the entire choreography to "Thriller"?
12.This one is going to hurt many, and I'm sorry in advance: Was nobody going to tell Jenna that her ~innovative~ idea to save the magazine wasn't innovative at all?
13.And lastly, I know we enjoy a good love story, but did nobody else think it was totally fucked up how Jenna and Matt just left his fiancé Wendy hangin'?
What do you guys think? What were some questions you had after watching the movie? Let me know in the comments below!