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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
6 August 2003 (USA) See more »
Mondays are manic. Wednesdays are wild. And Fridays are about to get a little freaky. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Mark Waters 
Writing credits
Mary Rodgers (novel)

Heather Hach (screenplay) and
Leslie Dixon (screenplay)

Produced by
Andrew Gunn .... producer
Mario Iscovich .... executive producer
Ann Marie Sanderlin .... co-producer
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
Cinematography by
Oliver Wood 
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Production Design by
Cary White 
Art Direction by
Maria L. Baker  (as Maria Baker)
Set Decoration by
Barbara Haberecht 
Costume Design by
Genevieve Tyrrell 
Makeup Department
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist supervisor
Christina Smith .... makeup supervisor
Tara Smith .... key hair stylist
Clinton Wayne .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Moen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurie Baron .... dga trainee
Paula Janos .... second second assistant director
Paul Moen .... second unit director
Eric A. Pot .... second assistant director (as Eric Pot)
Benjamin Rosenberg .... first assistant director
José Clemente Hernandez .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dawn Ascher-Trevino .... art department coordinator (as Dawn Ascher)
Marco A. Campos .... general foreman
Jill S. Coverdale .... set dressing buyer
Mike Cunningham .... assistant property master
Josh Hadley .... leadperson (as Joshua Hadley)
Paul Arthur Hartman .... leadperson
Grey Hill .... sculptor
Cindy Ingraham .... on-set dresser
Gary A. Krakoff .... construction coordinator
Tyler Lafferty .... propmaker
Lyle Maves .... lead plasterer foreman
Gary Metzen .... construction
Andrew Ortner .... art department production assistant
Catherine Smith .... set designer (as Cat Smith)
Diana Anctil .... paint gangboss (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
David Boulton .... adr engineer: NY
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Jeannette Cremarosa .... dubbing recordist
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
André Dias .... dialogue recordist (international versions)
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist: NY
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Richard Kite .... cableman
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Paul Ledford .... sound mixer
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor
Judy Nord .... dubbing recordist
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Charles W. Ritter .... sound editor
Sam Sarkar .... cableman
Todd Toon .... supervising sound editor
Mark A. Tracy .... first assistant editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... re-recording mixer
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Al Broussard .... special effects director
Thomas Rasada .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... visual effects artist
Jacqueline Allard .... digital compositor
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor
Chris Flynn .... digital compositor
Patric Kenly .... digital line-up: Buena Vista Imaging
William Koshowany .... digital compositor
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence
David Barrett .... stunts
Stanton Barrett .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Dick Butler)
Arnold Chon .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Eliza Coleman .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Michael Gaines .... stunts (as Michael Caines)
John Hateley .... stunts
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Jimmy Romano .... stunt coordinator
Jill Stokesberry .... stunts
Matthew Taylor .... stunts
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... stunts
Olivia Chang .... stunt double: Rosalind Chao (uncredited)
Ingrid Coree .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver (uncredited)
Larry Nicholas .... stunt double (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt audience (uncredited)
Jill Stokesberry .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
William D. Barber .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Patrick Bensimmon .... camera loader
Kary Chapman .... grip rigger
Joe Chess .... Steadicam operator
Joe Chess .... camera operator: "b" camera
John J. Connor .... second cinematographer
Jerry Enright .... lighting technician
Adam Feinberg .... rigging electrician
Paul V. Ferrazzi .... key first assistant camera: "a" camera
Eli Golub .... additional grip
Anthony D. Guzman .... rig electrician
Michael Herron .... video assist operator
Tony Hibbard .... set lighting technician
Joe Kelly .... grip
George Lozano Jr. .... lighting technician
Joe Macaluso .... company grip
Peter McAdams .... grip
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Bob Munoz .... key grip
David H. Neale .... electrician
Maricella Ramirez .... Steadicam assistant
Maricella Ramirez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Rosso .... dolly grip
Thomas J. Ruffner .... dolly grip
Alfred E. Smithey .... key rigging grip
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip
Renee Treyball .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kieran Waugh .... electrician
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
Ian Pauly .... video assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Maryellen Aviano .... extras casting coordinator
Jamie Sparer Roberts .... casting associate (as Jamie Sparer)
Summer Wesson .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Borman .... costumer (as Robin Borman-Wizan)
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Brooke C. Thatawat .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Stephanie M. Casey .... first assistant editor
Christopher Vagnino Gamby .... apprentice film editor
Bethany Orlemann .... second assistant editor (as Bethany Hyde Orlemann)
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Clayton Woodhull .... editorial production assistant
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Robb Boyd .... assistant music editor
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Vincent Cirilli .... scoring
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Stephen Coleman .... conductor
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Chris Jacks .... musician
Joseph Magee .... production music mixer
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Rick Norman .... music re-mixer
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor: temp & source music
Dan Savant .... orchestra contractor
Andrew Silver .... music editor
Michael Simpson .... music producer (as Mike Simpson)
Michael Simpson .... music producer
Amanda Sobeck .... music coordinator
Nick South .... music editor
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Booker White .... music preparation
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Paul Barry .... assistant transportation
John Burnette .... driver
Reed Cohan .... driver: construction department
Marc Lebeaune .... driver
Tina Peterson .... driver
Tom Rebber .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Toni Atterbury .... unit publicist
Bonnie Belknap .... food stylist
Braden Bowen .... production assistant
Jill Breitzman .... production assistant
Veronica Brooks .... assistant: Mark Waters
Laura Brown .... assistant location manager
Lisa Brown .... executive album producer
Brinton Bryan .... production assistant
Kristin Burr .... production executive
William Caploe .... assistant to cast
Sarah Clifford .... set production assistant
Sara Cline .... assistant to cast
Kim Crabb .... assistant location manager (as Kimberly A. Crabb)
Kelly Curtis .... assistant: Jamie Lee Curtis
Amir Derakh .... consultant: guitar
Karen Faust .... assistant accountant
Karen Glass .... production executive
Barbara Gogny .... studio teacher
Barbara Gutman .... production accountant
Traci Richelle Harrison .... stand-in: Ryan Malgarini
Marie Healy .... assistant location manager (as Marie E. Healy)
Jody Hummer .... location manager
Christoph Ischinger .... production assistant (as Christophe Ischinger)
Dave Kasubowski .... craft service (as David Alan Kasubowski)
Danai Katsufrakis .... assistant: Mario Iscovich
Erin Kaufman .... assistant production coordinator
Jamie Kemp .... chef
Justin King .... assistant to cast
Jason A. Kraus .... production assistant
Robert Lamkin .... chief caterer
Adria Later .... studio teacher
Sarah Oakley .... production assistant
Andrew Ortner .... production assistant
Gregory J. Pawlik Jr. .... production assistant
Jean Quay .... set medic (as Jean Quay R.N.)
Nancy S. Rand .... assistant accountant (as Nancy Rand)
Jeff Saville .... assistant to cast
William J. Schwartz .... stand-in
Scott Sellers .... post production accountant
Hunter Lee Soik .... set production assistant (as Hunter Lee)
Seve Spracklen .... first assistant accountant
Charline St. Charles .... production secretary
Chance P. Tassone .... craft service (as Chance Tassone)
Tara Tortorello .... assistant: Andrew Gunn
Scott L. Treger .... stand-in: Mark Harmon
Mike Trozzo .... production assistant
Josh Vener .... production assistant (as Joshua Vener)
Dannon Walters .... craft service
Cathy Waterman .... jewelry: Ms. Curtis
Amy Denning Winfrey .... payroll accountant (as Amy Winfrey)
Ellen Wolff .... production coordinator
Tim Ballou .... script clearance manager (uncredited)
Joe Grisaffi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mia Leist .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Wendy Pineda .... location coordinator (uncredited)
Wendy Pineda .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Katie Pruitt .... stand-in: Haley Hudson (uncredited)
Hayward Soo Hoo .... location manager (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Fortune Cookie" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language
97 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Cameo: [Dina Lohan]Who is the mother of Lindsay Lohan, in the end scene when Anna is dancing with Jake, Dina is in the background dancing with an older gentleman, and looks directly at the camera.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Tess (in Anna's body) is walking she is carrying two bags. Her Palm beeps and she drops her bags which are empty.See more »
[first lines]
Tess:Honey, wake up.
Tess:Anna. Greet the day.
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29 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Freaky Friday: 7/10, 9 August 2003
Author: movieguy1021 ( from Anywhere, USA

To make Freaky Friday work perfectly; you would have to believe that Jamie Lee Curtis is Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan is Jamie Lee Curtis. Although at times it seemed that way, at other times, it just seemed like Lohan was trying to be Curtis and Curtis was trying to be Lohan. Any way you look at it, Freaky Friday is a family-friendly film that tries to please everyone, and does. It pleases shallow teen prep girls because of Chad Michael Murray. It pleases teen boys because of Lindsay Lohan. It pleases older men because of a Jamie Lee Curtis thong shot. It pleases older women because of Mark Harmon. It pleases the whole family, being that they already saw Finding Nemo and it's the only other family movie out there.

Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) (changed from Ellen Andrews from the novel by Mary Rodgers) is a harried psychiatrist who still has time for her family. Anna Colemen (Lohan) (changed from Annabel Andrews) is supposed to be a typical teenager (but is anything but), and has daily fights with her younger brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini) (changed from Ben Andrews). Tess is going to marry Ryan (Harmon), because her husband died three years ago (can't there be a Disney movie with both parents still alive?), of whom Anna doesn't approve. After a fueled feud, Tess and Anna open fortune cookies that switch bodies: Tess is in Anna's body, and vice versa. Whatever will be done?

Although most people have praised Curtis for her accurate portrayal of a typical teen (although with the people at my school, what she does is anything but typical), and she should be, Lohan does better at being an adult. If Lohan, a teenager, could be an adult so well, that's rather scary. I thought at most times Lohan was Tess, but Curtis was having too much fun as Anna to really be thought of as great. Instead of acting like Lohan, Curtis just acts like a young kid who just ate too much ice cream.

One part of Freaky Friday that I didn't like is how often we were put in an awkward situation. And when they were there, they just didn't seem plausible. All of a sudden, Anna-as-Tess is a guest on a talk show, talks to someone she has a crush on, and watches Tess-as-Anna perform? Not only were they awkward, they were just not believable. On the other hand, Freaky Friday not only has some genuinely funny moments, but is also quite touching at times. Obviously, it was going to be, and Tess and Anna were going to learn to respect each other, considering it was shown in the trailer.

One other part I didn't like was how far it strayed from the book. It only focused on Anna-as-Tess (Annabel-as-Ellen), and how she spent her day. Of course, back then she was a housewife, but now she has to be a successful doctor. I do admire it for changing it, unlike others, which is basically watching the book. Overall, Freaky Friday is a likable, pleasant 90-minute diverter. It won't change your life, but you won't be upset you saw it.

My rating: 7/10

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language.

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