Thirteen Overview

Winner of the prestigious Directors’ Award at Sundance 2003, Thirteen is an unflinching look at the sometimes-harsh world of a young teen trying to fit in with a fast group of seventh graders in Los Angeles. Co-written by Director Catherine Hardwicke and the then-13-year-old Nikki Reed, upon whose experiences the film is inspired, Thirteen chronicles the life of thirteen-year-old Tracy (Wood). After falling under the intoxicating influence of Evie (Reed), the most popular girl in school, Tracy finds herself entangled in a fast-paced world that spins her sedentary life and emotions wildly out of control. Her mother, Mel (Hunter), frantically tries to understand her daughter's radical transformation. Each time she reaches for her, she learns the extent to which she's fallen just beyond her grasp.