I just watched the movie Thirteen for the first time in a long time and realized just how powerful a story and movie it is. It has three very strong performances from Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed (also a co-writer) and Holly Hunter. They are so believable as these characters and that makes the movie so effective. I also love the fact that the color cast of the film drains and goes from bright colors to dull and dark blues and greys based on Tracy's downward spiral into drugs, sex and violence.
If you haven't seen Thirteen I suggest you check it out now.