Claire’s Top Ten Favorite Female Time Travelers #9 Jenna Rink
September 17, 2015
Rewind Files author Claire Willett shares a list of her favorite chrono-jumping ladies from movies, books and television!
9. Jenna Rink (from 13 Going On 30)
I’m not even a little embarrassed about how many times I’ve watched this movie. It has everything I love: Judy Greer! A makeover montage! “Vienna” by Billy Joel! Awkward preteen Jenna (played by Jennifer Garner at her most endearing) makes a wish on her 13th birthday and magically turns 30 years old, but hates what Adult Jenna has made of her life. It’s easy to dismiss this as a pink sparkly rom-com (with a fabulous 80’s soundtrack!), but beneath the fluffy cuteness there’s a lot to consider about what our younger selves might think of the lives we’ve created as adults. Also, MARK RUFFALO.