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Freaky Friday (1976)

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

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Storyline

Schoolgirl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They each think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, each complain about the other and wish she could have the easy life of her 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 each have a Freaky Friday. Written by David A Sparling <d.a.sparling@bradford.ac.uk>

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Barabara Harris as Mother-or is it Annabel ? Jodie Foster as Annabel-or is it Mother ? [UK] 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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The nick-name that Annabel Andrews (Jodie Foster) had for her brother Ben Andrews (Sparky Marcus) was "Ape Face". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ben Andrews: Boy mom that was terrific, that's even better than Annabel can do and she's a super ball player.
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): Really?
Ben Andrews: And she's beautiful.
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): She's what?
Ben Andrews: I think she's beautiful and I love her braces. I hope when I get that old I'll have braces too.
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): With in luck you won't need braces.
Ben Andrews: That's what I'm afraid of, now Annabel going to hate me more than she does now. Well why does she hate me so much?
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): Because there's nothing more annoying in the whole entire world with a little blue eyed saint, with perfect teeth,...
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Connections

Spoofed in TaleSpin: A Baloo Switcheroo (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd like to be you for a day
Words and Music Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster (uncredited)
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A Very Funny Disney Movie
11 June 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The teenager Annabel (Jodie Foster) has friction with her mother Mrs. Andrews (Barbara Harris) and her younger brother Ben. One Friday morning, the both wish to be the other for one day at the same time and their wishes come true and they swap bodies. Meanwhile, Mr. Andrews (John Astin), who is the PR of a company, is preparing a party to promote a real estate, and he counts on the support of his wife and daughter. Along the day, Annabel and Mrs. Andrews learn the problems of each other and understand the difficulties of the other.

The original "Freaky Friday" is a very funny Disney movie even thirty-six years after its release. Barbara Harris steals the film and together with the teenager Jodie Foster, they are responsible for hilarious situations. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Se Eu Fosse a Minha Mãe" ("If I Were My Mother")


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