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18 Reasons "13 Going On 30" Is Actually The Best Rom-Com Of All Time

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1. First off, Jennifer Garner's role as Jenna Rink is literally career-defining.

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Homegirl is 30, flirty, and THRIVING.

2. Like, actually — this girl gives us everything we want in a leading lady: humor, sass, raw emotion, and expert choreography.

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3. And Mark Ruffalo is the dreamiest love interest of the early '00s. Period. Full stop.

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Sorry, Colin Firth.

4. In fact, he's the most underrated hottie our generation has ever had the pleasure of being exposed to.

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5. Also, serial rom-com BFF Judy Greer is given her best rom-com BFF role yet as the snarky, sneaky, but hilarious Tom-Tom.

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6. It's also one of the few romantic comedies that actually offers a perfect blend of both romance and comedy.

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7. And it was totally ahead of its time with its flawless portrayal of boss-as-hell women.

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8. But it also knew how to take cues from the past — its '80s-inspired soundtrack, for instance, was a killer.

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A "Thriller," to be exact.

9. And who can forget that "Ice Ice Baby" scene?

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Try as we might...

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10. Jenna and her gal pals gave you the ultimate sleepover goals with that "Love Is a Battlefield" montage.

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You may have been only 11 when you first saw this movie, but somehow you KNEW that love was indeed a battlefield.

11. Let's not forget about that iconic makeover scene set to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

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12. And on that note, can we talk about its glam '80s fashion?

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13. It was also chock-full of important life lessons.

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14. It totally knew how to tug at those heartstrings, too.

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15. And who could forget about the chemistry between Jen and Mark?!

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16. Plus, it totally made 30 the new 20.

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17. It capped things off with the dreamiest, most uplifting ending to a rom-com you've ever seen.

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Equal parts heartwarming and cheesy = absolute perfection.

18. YEAH, SO BASICALLY IT'S THE BEST MOVIE EVER.

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Someone get this film its long overdue Oscar please.

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