Thirteen

Visible crew/equipment: In the closeup of Evie when she is holding a spoon under her eyes, you can see the boom mic reflected in each spoon. (01:04:15)

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Continuity mistake: As Tracy throws her socks into her trashcan, and then her teddies (both from the bed and from the wall,) in nearly every shot the teddies differ positions/return/disappear etc. (00:08:00)

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie is painting her toenails at the table, between a wideshot and closeup, a bottle of drink from the table disappears. (00:28:35)

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Trivia: When Tracy is spinning on the playground equipment in the final scene, she is wearing the clothes that Evie wore when they went to the neighbor lifeguard Luke's house. This may be a call back to her missing Evie after she left or a representation of how Tracy's style changed over time. Also, when Tracy wakes up next to Mel in the end she looks disappointed. And I have come to think that she is upset because she wanted to wake up next to Evie again. (00:49:51 - 01:34:51)

Trivia: Mentioned on Commentary - the poster at the bus stop "Beauty is Truth" is a picture of Nikki Reed's (Evie) eyes on another woman's face. The picture is supposedly symbolic because each time we see the poster it is more graffitied/ruined, symbolising how Evie is making Tracy more out-of-control and dirty (e.g. introducing her to drugs and sex.).

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Trivia: On the side of the skating ramp is a big graffiti '13', subtly hidden. (00:20:10)

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Tracy: He was crippled, but only his body was cracked. It's not simple, nor is it an easy matter to explain. "Let's just leave it at that," she says and closes the holy book of lies. She covers her eyes, denying to herself what she thought happened.

Melanie: I want you here with me. You're my heart. I'll make it right.

Tracy: Mothers, lock up your sons.

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Question: I read that Evan Rachel Wood's character, Tracy, is supposed to be Nikki Reed at the age when she was having the experiences that Tracy went through. Was the character Evie based on a girl that Nikki knew in real life?

Answer: I think the question was asking if Nikki had a friend like Evie in real life. I've often wondered that myself, but haven't been able to find an answer.

Answer: No, the screenplay was based on Nikki Reed herself.

Answer: Nikki Reed said in an interview that Tracy was loosely based off herself, however she regretted how she portrayed her dad in the film but now they have mended their relationship.

Question: Did Evie actually love Tracy or was she just using her the whole time? Did she actually want to be friends with her?

Answer: Tracy acted like she had done everything Evie did before. She pretended she was already bad to become friends with them, so Evie thought she had found someone who was like her. Evie was definitely also in love with Tracy, but was also jealous since Tracy had a family who loved her. She wanted that. Yes she used Tracy, but she also cared about her.

Question: Does anyone know what the scene with the chicken is all about? Where did the chicken come from, and is it supposed to represent anything?

Krista

Chosen answer: If you watch the commentary on the movie they discuss this, they explain that the guy who played the mom's boyfriend came up to them and just started doing that thing with the chicken and they thought it was funny so they put it in the movie.

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