Even after the 7 bajillion times that I’ve watched “13 Going on 30,” it still drives me crazy that they try to say that it is set in 1987, yet it is the songs of 1983-1984 that they try to claim are the popular songs of the times. Rick Springfield was SO not cool by 1987! The Thriller video was huge in 1984! I know, because it was my freshman year in high school and I listened to the album all the time.
I love and adore this movie. I just pretend it is set in 1984 like the music indicates. When I was 14. (Spring 1984.) Which matches everything about this movie except the year they are trying to claim on the video.