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An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday.

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The wide generation gap between Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna is more than evident. They simply cannot understand each other's preferences. On a Thursday night they have a big argument in a Chinese restaurant. Both receive a fortune cookie each from the restaurant owner's mother which causes them to switch bodies next day. As they adjust with their new personalities, they begin to understand each other more and eventually it's the mutual self-respect that sorts the things out. Written by Soumitra

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Mondays are manic. Wednesdays are wild. And Fridays are about to get a little freaky. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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6 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Freaky Friday - Ein voll verrückter Freitag  »

Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$168,894 (Brazil) (20 February 2004)

Gross:

$274,059 (Brazil) (27 February 2004)
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Trivia

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani was offered a role as a member of the band. See more »

Goofs

During the House of Blues audition, in the intro, you see the backup guitarist with the black stratocaster playing. Since Tess (in Anna's body) isn't playing, palm mutes are heard. It looks as if the backup guitarist is playing the palm mutes, but her palm is nowhere near the bridge or on the strings. She's strumming the guitar, and Anna originally plays the palm mutes. See more »

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[first lines]
Tess: Honey, wake up.
Anna: No.
Tess: Anna. Greet the day.
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The beginning of the end credits are shown to appear hand-written. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tom Brady/Beck (2005) See more »

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Beauty Queen
Written by Andrew Klippel, Barry Palmer, Micaela Slayford, Belinda Reid, Jaclyn Pearson, and Jessica Bennet
Performed by Lash
Courtesy of Festival Mushroom Records/Engine Room
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T.G.I.F.
10 August 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is about the third adaptation of the Mary Rodgers novel. Finally, the team behind this film has gotten it together. It's obvious the original text has been revised in order to include the language of today. But the best thing about the movie is the casting assembled for it, with a sure director's hand behind it.

Actually, this is about the first film that has made me laugh since "Bringing down the house" that came out earlier this year. Most comedies today seem to forget that the basic premise for their existence is to amuse the audiences and entertain them, at the same time.

Mark Waters, the director shows he has a fine sense of how to make things move constantly in this comedy about identity changes. Of course, this film wouldn't be half the fun it is without Jamie Lee Curtis, who has never been as effective in any previous films. Her take on Tess Coleman, the not so cool therapist, strikes the right tone.

Her daughter is played with a lot of conviction by Lindsay Lohan, who is totally believable as the typical teen ager working through the pain of losing a father and getting a replacement she is not too fond of.

Things move at a rapid pace; there is never a dull moment in the film. It's a perfect summer comedy that will leave the viewer satisfied and happy.


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