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 isn't herself today - neither is her mother this morning. They became each other! See more »

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Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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Trivia

The fake braces that Jodie Foster wears in the movie were designed in such a way so as to cover the cap between her top palate's two front teeth. Foster says on the DVD bonus feature that the dental bands had a vocal effect on her speech in the movie. 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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Annabel Andrews: This is my room. Don't knock it, I like it this way, you don't have to find anything.
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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 (uncredited)
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Good family fun
10 May 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

FREAKY FRIDAY was one of several vehicles Disney crafted for future star Jodie Foster, when the precocious teen actress was under that company's tutelage. Her adult demeanor serves her well, playing a thirteen year old inhabited by her mother's personality. The real joy in this slapsticky farce is Barbara Harris, whose brand of humor is gainfully employed as the irrepressible Annabelle, stuck in her mother's body. This and FAMILY PLOT are probably Harris' most readily available films. Too bad Harris didn't make more.


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