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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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On the DVD bonus extra Jodie Foster says that this picture was a transition film for her from being a child actor to one with who was now an adult leaning actress the movie representing her in-between child-adult years. See more »

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

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Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel): What is this?
Virginia: Your usual rum raisin banana-split breakfast.
Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel): Of course! what else would the junk food junkie eat for breakfast?
[looking at the girls, who are staring]
Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel): You notice something different about me, right? Something different?
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I'd Like To Be You For A Day
Words and Music Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster
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At 8:15 am. one Friday the 13th.......................................................
29 June 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Freaky Friday brings us to the home of John Astin and Barbara Harris with their children Jodie Foster and Sparky Marcus. Harris and Foster are constantly fighting, Foster is going through teen angst saying Mom doesn't understand her, Harris's life is not being made easy by having her first child going through the teen years.

But on a fateful day where legend has it strange things do occur, one morning as the family is starting their day, the souls of Harris and Foster exchange bodies. After a lot of yelling and screaming the two decide to live each other's day as their new outward appearance dictates.

The responsibilities of adulthood thrown on Foster's shoulders just overwhelm her. As for Harris it's not easy being a teen. It all adds up to some pretty funny moments. Best being Foster/Harris making a botch of a field hockey match and Harris/Foster on water skis.

I've always liked the way the Disney Studio always gave a lot of old time players the character roles that they used to get in the old days. In particular here is Patsy Kelly in one of her last appearances as a maid who liked a cocktail every now and then.

Freaky Friday proved to be one of the Magic Kingdom's most popular products. The recent remake with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis was as fresh as the original, though that one offered some kind of explanation for the strange occurrence.

This version just let the magic speak for itself.


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