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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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Mark Waters

Writers:

Mary Rodgers (novel), Heather Hach (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Tess Coleman
Lindsay Lohan ... Anna Coleman
Mark Harmon ... Ryan
Harold Gould ... Grandpa
Chad Michael Murray ... Jake
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mr. Bates
Christina Vidal ... Maddie
Ryan Malgarini ... Harry Coleman
Haley Hudson ... Peg
Rosalind Chao ... Pei-Pei
Lucille Soong ... Pei-Pei's Mom
Willie Garson ... Evan
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Dottie Robertson (as Dina Waters)
Julie Gonzalo ... Stacey Hinkhouse
Christina Marie Walter 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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Get Your Freak On August 1st See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

6 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freaky Friday - Ein voll verrückter Freitag See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dina Waters, Director Mark Waters' wife, plays the television interviewer. 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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Crazy Credits

The beginning of the end credits are shown to appear hand-written. See more »

Alternate Versions

Scenes cut from a 2008 ABC airing include Jake singing "Hit Me Baby" to Tess's bedroom window and Pei-Pei's mother attempting to switch Harry and his grandfather. The ABC version instead ends with Tess and Anna dancing with their respective lovers before cutting to Anna's end credits performance. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tom Brady/Beck (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Beauty Queen
Written by Andrew Klippel, Barry Palmer, Micaela Slayford, Belinda Reid, Jaclyn Pearson, and Jessica Bennet
Performed by Lash
Courtesy of Festival Mushroom Records/Engine Room
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Great fun - Jamie's best role for years.
18 January 2006 | by rob-236See all my reviews

Fun and harmless remake of the popular 1977 Disney film of the same name.

Jamie and Lindsay star as a mother and teenage daughter, who don't exactly see eye to eye. They constantly argue and don't understand each others livelihoods and problems in any way shape or form. That is of course until they are magically transferred into each others bodies for a day with genuinely funny consequences.

Despite the over familiarity of this type of subject, it is handed with real skill and does more than enough to have you chuckling throughout and basically watching the stars make fools of themselves! Lindsay Lohan is great, but the real star of the show is Jamie Lee Curtis in her best performance for years, she clearly enjoys herself in her role as mother (and daughter!!).


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