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Freaky Friday (2003)

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, more...
Director: Mark S. Waters, Mark S. Waters
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Studio: Walt Disney Video
Genre: Comedies, Fantasy
Running Time: 97 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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A high-strung mom and her punky daughter learn what it's like to walk in each other's shoes -- literally -- in Disney's second update of their 1977 teen fantasy comedy. The new-millennium Freaky Friday has disgruntled teen Anna Coleman (Lindsay Lohan) living, sans father, with her uptight therapist-author mom Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and bratty brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini). The angst between the two reaches a fever pitch on the eve of Tess' wedding rehearsal: Anna wants to ditch the proceedings for an all-important band audition, but Tess sees the conflict as a show of resentment toward imminent step-dad Ryan (Mark Harmon). When the whole clan goes out to dinner at their favorite Chinese restaurant, their sage waitress (Lucille Soong) picks up on the tension between the mother and daughter and casts a spell on them via two magic fortune cookies. The next day, Tess and Anna must put up with life in each other's bodies -- until, as the fortune says, they can come to a greater understanding of one another. Freaky Friday was previously remade for TV in 1995 with Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman in the leads. ~ Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Couldn't watch it. by MBreslau March 16, 2012 - 5:01 AM PDT
I'm allergic to films in which the protagonist has no luck except bad luck, no ambition except perfect indolence, and no talent to speak of.

The principals here are all paper-thin stereotypes. The daughter won't get out of bed, won't make any effort, accepts (grudgingly) everything that happens to her, and spends her time in detention or playing with her band. The mother is the typical overworked, over scheduled, working mom who is helpless to correct (or even to perceive) the problems of her offspring. The younger brother is the quintessential annoying brat who gets away with everything he does.

Sure, there is probably redemption at the end of the movie, but we couldn't bear to watch it to see how it comes about.

This is a remake of the movie 'Freaky Friday' (1976) by JEFRYE61 March 29, 2010 - 9:24 PM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Jamie Lee and Lindsey Lohan are perfect as mother and daughter (or should that be daughter and mother?). Mark Harmon is wonderful as the sensitive but confused fiance. This "Friday" is very similar to the other movie of the same name, but each one is a little bit unique. This one is by far the funniest and an added bonus is the excellent music! Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan play a combative mother and daughter pair who switch places via a Chinese fortune cookie. It's entertaining and easy to watch

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