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Freaky Friday (1976)

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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

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Schoolgirl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life of their daughter/mother for just one day and their wishes come true as a bit of magic puts Annabel in Mrs. Andrews' body and vice versa. They both have a Freaky Friday. Written by David A Sparling <d.a.sparling@bradford.ac.uk>

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Annabel isn't herself today - neither is her mother this morning. They became each other! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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21 January 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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The age of the Annabel Andrews character played by Jodie Foster was thirteen. This was the actual age that Foster was around the time the picture was made but Foster had turned fourteen by the time the movie debuted late 1976. See more »

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Obvious smiling stunt double for Ellen during the water skiing scene. See more »

Quotes

Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): I was only kidding, Daddy.
Mr. William Waring 'Bill' Andrews: Daddy? You never called me "Daddy" before?
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): [covering up the problem] Oh, and I never will again, Bill, Dear.
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Disney at it's Best!
14 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the very best of Disney's many comedies. Perhaps it's the great writing from Mary Rodgers, author of the book, or the spectacular acting from the entire cast, especially a young Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris.

The film is incredibly funny, without being stupid, and it feels very real and authentic, an element that is gone from almost every other Disney film of the era. Although it includes the typical Disney chase scene, the rest of Disney's usual cliches are dropped so that the focus is on the characters and the believable and hilarious situations that they get into.

A definite 10/10! Go rent it! Be sure that you get the 1977 version, though, not the 1995 remake.


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