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Freaky Friday (2003)

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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 other's life for one freaky Friday.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tess Coleman
... Anna Coleman
... Ryan
... Grandpa
... Jake
... Mr. Bates
... Maddie
... Harry Coleman
... Peg
... Pei-Pei
... Pei-Pei's Mom
... Evan
... Dottie Robertson (as Dina Waters)
... Stacey Hinkhouse
Christina Marie Walter ... Same Shirt Girl
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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 »


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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,203,007, 10 August 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,230,332, 15 January 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,846,332, 4 April 2004
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Trivia

The "S" and "Y" on the Sony television in the teacher's lounge is blacked out, leaving "ON" on the front of the set. See more »

Goofs

When Tess (in Anna's body) asks Jake for a ride home, the boom mic is reflected in Jake's glass shield of his helmet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tess: Honey, wake up.
Anna: No.
Tess: Anna. Greet the day.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

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Backstage
Written by Maya Ford, Allison Robertson, Brett Anderson, and Torry Castellano (as Torrence Costellano)
Performed by The Donnas
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Just the right touch
19 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Freaky Friday has just the right touch. In making an identity-switch movie, there is always the temptation to overdo things, in both the comedy and the pathos sides. Jamie Lee Curtis has just about the right balance portraying a 15-year-old in a 40-year-old body. On the comedy side, although on occasions coming across as just a little bit too silly, Curtis has on the whole brought out the funny side of the situation without undue exaggeration. The important thing is her success in making the whole thing believable. On the pathos side, her toasting speech in the engagement ceremony is touching performance. Lindsay Logan, on the other hand, has much less opportunity of repeating her brilliant performance in The Parent Trap (1998). The fault is not hers. It's just that it's much less fun watching a 40-year-old in a 15-year-old body than the other way around. While this is obviously the ladies' show, the two beaus provide reliable support. However, it is the fantastic pair of grandpa (Harold Gould) and little brother (Ryan Malgarini) who stole the show, particularly the little guy. I for one would love to see a sequel with this pair swapping bodies. Good flick; well worth the admission price.


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