You know what they say: 13 Going on 30 gets better with age. They do say that, right? Because like wine, this classic rom-com keeps getting finer. Today, exactly 15 years after the film's original release, I love it just as much as I did the first time. Can you tell I'm excited about this anniversary? 'Cause I totally am.
But in all seriousness, the only thing better than Jenna (Jennifer Garner) and Matt (Mark Ruffalo) sharing Razzles on the swings in their 30s is, well...Jenna's insane New York City apartment. I mean, seeing it for the first time back in 2004 was pretty much when I decided I'd for sure end up living in Manhattan and working in the magazine world.
So, apartment 7C was (and probably always will be), my dream apartment. From the fancy gold doors and awning marking the entrance of the building at 61 Fifth Avenue to the intricate wood detail (hello crown molding and built-ins), spacious interior, and furniture that aged surprisingly well, it's up there as one of my favorite movie apartments of all time. Big statement, I know.
I can't emphasize the closet enough, though—with all the bags, shoes, and dresses—it's a definite selling point for me.
That, the fun bedroom and all of the other special details...
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Catch some of the best parts of the whole apartment in the trailer, then try not to rent the movie tonight. It's just too good, I can't resist.
As to be expected, Jennifer Garner (whose California rental in real life is also a dream) was just as excited for today's special anniversary, posting an incredible throwback to one of the best parts of the movie.
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