Grab Razzles and Popcorn, ’cause Jennifer Garner Fans have something to look forward to – and a taste of 13 Next 30 Nostalgia – if she stars in Netflix change of family.
“We mention it openly 13 Next 30“,” change of family director McG told Weekly entertainment in an interview published on Monday, August 28.
He explained, “There’s a kind of meta-runner in the film because I like to show that respect to the audience. We get it, we get it.” EW Teased viewers can expect “a new breed of Six Chicks” to roam the high school hallways mocking the new teenage characters. (The Six Chicks were the popular gang that terrorized young Jenna Rink 13 Next 30.)
In the hit 2004 comedy, Garner, now 51, played the adult version of Jenna Rink, a 13-year-old girl who is granted a wish to be 30, flirty and successful. As the film progresses, the teen gets a taste of what her adult life would be like – the good, the bad, and the romantic.
At Netflix change of family, Garner doesn’t go from teenager to adult — instead, she trades places with one of her children.
Both Jess (Garner) and Bill Walker (Ed Helms) magically swap bodies with their children – daughter CC (Emma Myers) and son Wyatt (Brady noon) – after crossing paths with an astrological reader (Rita Moreno) at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
“We hope it’s surprising, light, and smarter than you might think,” McG said, noting that the family’s mystical experience leads to major changes in each character’s life. “I mean, my favorite way of making films is to synthesize the high and low, where a child can look at them and understand what’s going on, while a parent looks at them and the material on a completely different, more sophisticated level can record.”
change of family isn’t the first film starring Garner to pay homage 13 Next 30. In 2021 yes dayGarner wears a piece of jewelry she wore in a romantic comedy from the early 2000s.
“yes day is the sixth movie I’ve done with Jennifer and it seems we made a wedding dress in all of them!” Costume Designer Susie DeSantowho worked on both films told PopSugar in March 2021. She explained that Garner wore them 13 Next 30 Pearl necklace with crystal flowers throughout her yes day wedding scene.
That same month, Garner revealed where she thinks Jenna Rink would be today. “[She would] Still be whimsical and have some fun. She would still have to have something 13-year-old in her,” Garner said during an appearance in March 2021 Good morning America. “But, oh god, I have to go back and watch this movie. It’s so much fun… Is attitude is it still ok Is everything online? What happens?”
change of family Premieres on Netflix on Thursday, November 30th, another nod to Garner’s 13 Next 30 with the numeric date.