Start writing a post

Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo reunite, and suddenly I'm 13-years-old again

Anyone else have a craving for Razzles?

Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo reunite, and suddenly I'm 13-years-old again

Actress Jennifer Garner (L) and actor Mark Ruffalo talk at the after party for the film "13 going on 30" following the premiere of the film April 14, 2004 in Westwood, California.

(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

My pre-teen years were horrific. Whose weren't? Unless you were among the small percentage of girls who truly enjoyed that awkward stage in their growth, you'll understand my sentiment. One thing that made the overall experience less traumatic was the film, 13 Going on 30, staring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo.

If you've never seen the 2004 rom-com, about a 13-year-old girl who's sick of teenage social strictures, and uses her birthday wish to transform into an adult overnight, I don't know you. To an impressionable 13-year-old, the film was iconic. To a 29-year-old, it's still iconic. Watching Jenna Rink (Garner) escape the horrors of junior high, and transform into a successful adult, who lives in a fabulous New York City apartment, and works at a popular women's magazine was exciting.

13 Going on 30 (2004) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Of course, the film was a bit of an exaggeration on adulthood, but nevertheless, it was a validation that junior high wasn't a final destination, but merely a detour on my journey to greatness. So imagine my enthusiasm when Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo, who played best friends-turned-perfect couple in the film, reunited for their new film The Adam Project.

On Tuesday, Ruffalo tweeted a photo alongside Garner, captioning it with, "Reconnecting with an old pal. Anyone know where we can get Razzles in Canada?" Those who've seen 13 Going on 30, understand Ruffalo's reference to Razzles, which was his and Garner's characters' go-to candy in the film.

In addition, Garner shared the same photo on her Instagram. "Wishing dust worked! And I got a perfect day with my old pal," she wrote.

Garner and Ruffalo are currently filming their new film in Vancouver, which also stars Ryan Reynolds, People reported. According The Hollywood Reporter, the Netflix adventure will follow a man (Reynolds) who travels back in time, teaming up with his 13-year-old self to find his dad and save the future. Ok, that premise sounds slightly familiar.

Catherine Keener and Zoe Saldana will also star in the film.

This wasn't the first time Garner and Ruffalo provided fans with nostalgia. Last month, Garner shared a photo of her and Judy Greer on her Instagram. Greer played Garner's best-friend-turned-nemesis Lucy Wyman in the film. "Always the smartest. Always the funniest. Always the biggest @dodgers fan in the room. I love @missjudygreer. ♥️ #TeamJG," Garner captioned the photo with Greer on her Instagram.

Ruffalo followed suit last year, paying tribute to the film's 16th anniversary on Twitter. "Happy Anniversary to 13 Going on 30 today! Remember what the world was like when Razzles were all the rage? Missing that time," he tweeted.

With the actors continuing to pay homage to their iconic film, could a sequel be in the works? One can only hope. Until then, I'll be Googling which of my bodegas currently sell Razzles.

How do we bring an end to the environmental “blah, blah, blah”?

COP26 needs a very different approach to climate change discussions if we are going to talk our way to success

Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash
An energetic and determined finance professional, who has developed a real passion for the power of high quality discussions. Having written a book, The Art of Discussion, I am keen to share the message of the changes needed to drive better conversations in our increasingly polarised world.

When I was a young man playing rugby, I was in an environment where I felt (rightly or wrongly) that it was only socially acceptable to be straight, so I pretended! It may not have been particularly healthy for my personal wellbeing, but it didn't take long to learn what to say and how to behave in order to convince those around me. And it worked pretty well! So much so that when one of my teammates later met my boyfriend at a wedding, he famously said to the bride and groom that I "couldn't possibly be gay because he played rugby with me for years!"

So why is this little anecdote so relevant to COP 26? Well… because if a shy, introverted gay boy can pull off being straight, then it is not exactly hard for politicians with their armies of speech writers, advisers and spin doctors to pretend to be green. And that is what many of them are doing!

Keep reading... Show less

The 7 surprising perks of having kids

Being a parent can be rough, but the fact that I love them is a given.

Mum of two, bar manager, and lover of wine. And tequila.

Being a parent can be rough.

This week alone, I've faced homework deadlines, a sickness bug, multiple tantrums, a nasty smash on the head (their head, not mine). I've been yelled at for breaking character when I was supposed to be Wolverine, and I've read The Gruffalo about a thousand times (feels like).

Keep reading... Show less
#StartTheConversation by joining us on

Join our new platform for free and your post can reach a huge audience on Indy100 and The Independent join