This film is directed by Tina Gordon and it stars Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Tone Bell, Luke James and Justin Hartley.
This film is about Jordan a successful woman who constantly mistreats her assistant and the people who work for her. One morning she wakes up as a 13 year old and must find a way to continue her every day life as an adult trapped in the body of a 13 year old. While she tries to live her ordinary life she is also given another chance to relieve her middle school years and make different choices that would influence in the woman she became.
I had the option to see this film or Hellboy and decided to see this one because it had a higher rotten tomatoes percentage. This movie was ok. I didn’t think it was great nor did I think it was bad. I laughed twice and chuckle of few times. On the poster it says it’s from the producer of night school and girls trip and I believe this film is closer to night school than it is to girls trip. The acting was solid all around. Marsai Martin, the girl who portrayed young Jordan, was good in this film but I didn’t connect with her. I believe she is the youngest person to receive a producer credit on a film and perhaps that may have been the reason why many people didn’t go out to see it or didn’t like the film. Many people wouldn’t feel that a great film would be produced by a young girl. There were some scenes that were supposed to be emotional and heartfelt and they did nothing to and for me. Many of the jokes didn’t work for me and there was a particular situation in the movie that made me feel completely uncomfortable while watching it. On the other hand Regina Hall and Issa Rae were both excellent as well as the supporting cast. I’ll admit that aside from the main character waking up little i was intrigued by the idea of having a second chance to relieve the middle school years and having the opportunity to make different decisions that may turn out to becoming a different adult (Jordan). I was intrigued by the plot of the film but I think it had more potential than what we got. Overall I was underwhelmed.
I give this film a 5 out of 10