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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Barabara Harris as Mother-or is it Annabel ? Jodie Foster as Annabel-or is it Mother ? [UK] See more »

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Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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

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As Boris and the mother head down the street for the first time, there is a child on a swing. When the shot rotates 180 degrees, the child and swing have disappeared. See more »

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[Annabelle and her mother have already just got their own bodies back, but stayed in the same places that they were switched, and it looks to Boris and Ben like she and her mother just did an impossible trick]
Boris Harris, the Neighbor: Hey Annabelle, where did you come from?
Annabel Andrews: Don't ask me.
Ben Andrews: Where did Mom go?
Annabel Andrews: Don't ask me.
Ben Andrews: Can you do that again?
Annabel Andrews: I hope not.
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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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