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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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How freaky would it be if you turned into your mother? See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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21 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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The film was made and released about four years after its source novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers had been first published in 1972. See more »

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In the diner where Virginia and Annabel are eating breakfast, Annabel says, "I can't eat what I want, wear what I want ..." and tosses a spoonful of ice cream at a large mirror behind the counter. You can see in the mirror that Annabel's lips aren't moving while this line is being said. See more »

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Mrs. Ellen Andrews (as Annabel): Too late, Miss. Gibbons, I've already seen your action!
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The Thunderer
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Barbara Harris is da bomb
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the remake with Curtis and Lohan was good and Hollywood smooth with better production values (so what), the main difference is in the lead actors. I mean you know Jodie Foster can act circles around Lindsay Lohan (who couldn't) but the main difference is in the moms. Jaime Lee Curtis is a savvy pro who has her own take on the role but it's pretty flat in comparison. Barbara Harris I didn't remember from her small roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Peggy Sue Got Married but now that my memory has been jogged, she did a fine job. This movie, though, is her tour-de-force. What a fantastic performance. She is flawless and incredibly funny in this role. As fine a comedic turn as anyone has ever done; the nuances of voice, the facial expressions, the slapstick - all spot on.

Jodie Foster is no slouch either. Her teenage roles have showed maturity beyond her years and a thorough understanding of her roles. She shines in this one. The supporting cast is well chosen and they're all good too.

I can see why they remade it, though. Todays kids don't usually get into old movies so with a box office cinch like Lohan, why not? I like a lot of the 60's and 70's movies since that is my generation and subsequently have trouble enjoying the 30's and 40's movies. But a good movie is a good movie no matter when it was made.


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