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 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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Annabel and her Mother are not quite themselves today- in fact, they're each other! [UK] See more »


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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


As the fired maid does a wheelie in traffic, the long shot shows her rotation in one direction, but the close shot finds her spinning in the another. See more »


Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): Male chauvinist pig!
Ben Andrews: Why did you call Daddy a male chauvinist pig?
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): Because he is one!
Ben Andrews: But what does that mean?
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): It means he spends 3 months taking bow for a ceremony, then when it backfires he expects you to pull it together in 3 hours!
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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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