Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
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
Producer Andrew Gunn said he initially hoped Jodie Foster (who played the daughter in the original film, Freaky Friday (1976)) would be game to play the mother in the remake. Foster declined, in part because of concerns that the casting stunt would overshadow the movie's overall merit. See more »
When Anna (Tess) goes in to wake Tess (Anna) after realizing that they've switched bodies, there is a turtle hanging on the wall. When Anna (Tess) walks around the bed to grab Tess' (Anna's) feet, the turtle is no longer there, but is again there when they run into each other to try and switch back. See more »
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
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