13: The Musical On Netflix

Are you ready for a family friendly movie with lively musical numbers, a talented cast, and a sweet coming of age tale?  Get ready to watch 13: The Musical on Netflix.

Following his parents’ divorce, 12-year-old Evan Goldman (Eli Golden) uproots from New York City with his mother Jessica (Debra Messing). With his Bar Mitzvah fast approaching, Evan is devastated that he must leave all his friends, his father (Peter Hermann) and his rabbi (Josh Peck) behind. But upon arriving at his grandmother’s (Rhea Perlman) house in small-town Walkerton, Indiana, he hatches a plan to win new friends by turning his Bar Mitzvah into the coolest party ever. As an outsider navigating the complicated social circles of his new school, Evan quickly finds out he’s not the only one grappling with the all too familiar anxieties of eighth grade. While his new friends Patrice (Gabriella Uhl) and Archie (Jonathan Lengel) fret over the fate of the planet and unrequited love, respectively, popular cheerleader Lucy (Frankie McNellis) desperately plots to stave off a first kiss between her crush Brett (JD McCrary) and best friend Kendra (Lindsey Blackwell). To make matters worse, Evan invites the popular kids to his party—who aren't fans of Patrice. With these competing interests in play, Evan faces the impossible task of bringing everyone happily together in time for his party, or else risk social ruin. Suddenly, turning 13 isn’t looking as good as it’s cracked up to be. 

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Directed by Tamra Davis, and based on the hugely popular musical 13, which debuted on Broadway in 2008, 13: The Musical is a coming-of-age journey through the unforgettable ups and downs of preteen life. It stars Debra Messing, Eli Golden, Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, Peter Hermann and so many wonderful talented singers and dancers. The entire cast is phenomenal.

This movie is a sweet coming of age tale.  It is about family, friendship, making mistakes and learning from them while growing up.  The movie is rated PG and 91 minutes long.  It is full of fun, lively musical numbers, and the most talented cast.  My kids are 8 and 10 and we watched it as a family and we all LOVED this movie.

We were honored to be asked by Netflix to screen the movie several weeks ago and interview Debra Messing.

We also recently saw Frankie McNellis at another movie premiere and asked her about 13:The Musical. You can watch our interview with Frankie here.  She is beyond talented in this movie and we love when she sings Opportunity.  She was also in the movie Honey Girls which we love!

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