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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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Storyline

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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They've always been in each other's faces. Today they're in each other's bodies. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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

Kelly Osbourne originally auditioned as Anna (not as Anna's best friend) and was offered the part but decided to back out. Later she said people told her it was the biggest mistake she'd ever made due to the success of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Tess (in Anna's body) enters her room with Harry, the shadow of the camera falls on the door. See more »

Quotes

[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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Take Me Away
Written by Andrew Klippel, Barry Palmer, Micaela Slayford, Belinda Reid, Jessica Bennet, and Jaclyn Pearson
Produced by Michael Simpson
Performed by Christina Vidal
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Put yourself in others shoes
21 September 2005 | by (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

This film is an excellent entertainment. I thoroughly enjoyed it and well put-together explaining individual mind-frame and it works.

I am sure we easily judge into other people's positive and negative attitudes, but unless we put ourselves into their shoes, we will never know. Hence this film takes us into the journey of a daughter and mother who have complete different personalities. After a while, the daughter and mother switch "only" bodies (via some weird Chinese magic), by which they realize each others "actual life".

This film could have been made in various forms, but the writer and the director chose a way by which they can convey their message to the society while entertaining at the same time, which I personally think is a better option. The film is very light-hearted, well scripted, well directed, excellent costumes, brilliant acting skills, and finally very easy to follow the storyline.

Please do yourself a favor and rent this DVD (and order a pizza) and watch it at home with your family - maybe it will do you some good.

Enjoy! NEIL BHATIA

Score: 8/10


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