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Freaky Friday (2003)

August. 06,2003
| Fantasy Comedy Family

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.


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Very interesting film. Was caught on the premise when seeing the trailer but unsure as to what the outcome would be for the showing. As it turns out, it was a very good film.

Portia Hilton

Blistering performances.


The film's masterful storytelling did its job. The message was clear. No need to overdo.


2003's Freaky Friday starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis is a modern remake of Disney's popular 1976 Freaky Friday starring JodIe Foster and Barbara Harris with the set formula where the daughter transfers bodies with the mother whom then in turn has to go off to work and the mother transfers bodies with the daughter whom then in turn has to go back to school. The Freaky Fridays have a classic movie premise. Lindsay's and Jamie Lee's Freaky Friday is maybe not quite the overall impressive technical achievement that Jodie's and Barbara's original is, which is so good and such a kind, easy showing, but this Freaky Friday is actually better in a lot of ways. It's funnier, I think. It may be way more bogged down and a little more astatic due to its attempt at a more perceptible plot than the original which had a way more indiscernible plot, but at least it tries. I like this Freaky Friday even more than I do the original because of Lindsay and Jamie Lee and it being from 2003 and it being a little hipper and a little sexier but the '73 one is like, way better, but, just in like an existential kinda sense. I know the original is really good but I love them both because they're both really great, I think. No, I know.


This movie is dumb, cheap-looking, and cheesy with some bad acting and poorly executed character development, but it is somewhat entertaining. I wouldn't recommend watching it, but its not the worst thing that you could sit through.


There is a certain chemistry between Jamie and Lohan and their clash of generation is rather funny. As Jamie had been also a high grader decades ago (« fog », « Halloween »), this movie is also interesting the evolution of education and it's rather a bad one : clothes, manners, knowledge have become loose ! Actually ; when you see how Lohan dresses to go to school and the kind of music she does, well, it's not very kind, open and charming. I know that teenage means rebellion but emancipation can be light too. However my biggest dislike with this movie lies with its treatment of supernatural. The fact that mother and sister have changed souls and that audience can't discern it visually diminishes the impact. Maybe i am dumb, but every time i saw Jaime inhabited by Lohan's soul, i reacted as if she was Jaime who was still playing (I know it was that actually!). In other words, as I witness always the same body, for me, the person stayed the same. To be clear, as soon as the exchange happened, i would have rather Jaime playing the part of Lohan and vice- versa. This way, the supernatural effect would have been clear and it would have been more funny to see Jaime going to high school with Lohan's look… It's all the more logical that the movie cover makes this choice: Jaime dressed as a punk girl and Lohan as a Lady! I'm sure this kind of subjectivity reality has been done before (maybe in « X-files ») and i'm sure it would have benefit greatly to the movie !


"Family Fun" doesn't need to be completely innocuous or empty-headed, and this comedy is a well-crafted, easy-going, energetic time-bending teen fantasy--that will also appeal to parents, as both generations get in their licks when mother and daughter change identities for an inch of time--long enough for either to learn some worthwhile lessons.Freaky Friday is not a stupid film, nor is it cutting-edge--Curtis and Lohan are obviously having a delightful time, and if you're not looking for consciousness-raising of any significance, you will too! It's pleasant to watch a pro at work with a talented younger performer, and with luck, perhaps Lohan will someday achieve the promise as an adult she shows in this delightful romp.