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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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Release Date:

6 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Freaky Friday  »

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

Annette Bening was originally slated to play Tess Coleman. She backed out shortly before filming and was replaced by Jamie Lee Curtis. See more »

Goofs

In all but the third close shot of the drummer at the House of Blues auditions (while he mouths at Anna), the drums you hear are different from those he plays (you hear cymbals when he never actually strikes any, etc.). In the third shot, the audio and video appear to be synchronized. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tess: Honey, wake up.
Anna: No.
Tess: Anna. Greet the day.
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At the beginning of the end credits, Pink Slip (the band in the movie) performs "Ultimate" at the wedding reception. See more »

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Nothing Ever Happens
Written by Freda Love Smith
Performed by Blake Babies (as The Blake Babies)
Courtesy of Zoe Records/Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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An homage to the old Disney and a hoot for the viewer
16 August 2003 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I've been wanting to see this film since the trailers started playing many moons ago. I saw the Jody Foster version when it first came out in 1976 and like that one, the 2003 version is an excellent all ages movie. It reminds me of the great flicks Disney use to release all the time during the 60's and 70's so it was no surprise they reached to the vault to redo "Freaky Friday".

Jamie Lee Curtis has her best comedy role since "A Fish Called Wanda". She was having fun with the part and many of the teen mannerisms she did as Annabell were dead on. Curtis is one of the most underrated actors in the world. Just based on her performance "Freaky Friday" was a great ride.

Lindsay Lohan made the movie better with her take on Annabell. I have liked Lohan since "The Parent Trap" and if she decides to stay with acting she might go on as long as Jody Foster has in the business. Lohan has one thing that actors like Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts have and that is an expressive face. Acting is so much better when the actor can add to their part through the expressions in their face and Lindsay can do that.

Watching the movie was a delight for me. I never got the feeling that 35 year old men wrote the script (they didn't) like I do with some of the "teen" movies out today.

The music used by the movie band "Pink Slip" was above average and the other soundtrack music fit the film as well.

Now if they would just do a big budget "Herbie the Love Bug" feature, I would be even more happy.


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