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Freaky (2020)

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After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

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Christopher Landon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... The Butcher
Kathryn Newton ... Millie
Celeste O'Connor ... Nyla Chones
Misha Osherovich ... Josh Detmer
Emily Holder ... Sandra
Nicholas Stargel ... Isaac
Kelly Lamor Wilson ... Ginny
Mitchell Hoog ... Evan
Dana Drori ... Charlene Kessler
Katie Finneran ... Coral Kessler
Alonzo Ward ... Mr. Daniels
Dustin Lewis ... Ginny's Dad
Jennifer Pierce Mathus ... Ginny's Mom
Uriah Shelton ... Booker Strode
Melissa Collazo ... Ryler
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After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

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Friday the 13th of November See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director/co-writer Christopher Landon proposed a crossover movie with Happy Death Day (2017), called "Freaky Death Day". See more »

Goofs

At 3:58 a bottle of "Montrachet" wine is visible, as it falls down, red wine is spilled. Montrachet is an appellation ("AOC") for white wine, Chardonnay only. See more »

Quotes

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[Millie - in the Blissfield Butcher's body - and her friends have caught up with the Butcher - dressed to kill in Millie's body - in their high school]
Millie (Blissfield Butcher): Whoa. What am I wearing?
Josh: I'm actually really liking this for you.
Blissfield Butcher (Millie): [screams, feigning terror] Help! Oh my God, it's the Blissfield Butcher!
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Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures logo is shade of red while the creepy girl from Blumhouse Productions logo is holding a knife. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Freaky (2020) See more »

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Written by Austin Fray (as Austin Carey Fray), Chris LaRue Horton (as Christopher Larue Horton), Bruce Fingers and Billie Ray Fingers
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Vince Vaughn plays a better teenage girl than most teenage girls.
15 November 2020 | by Tony_Fresh_ReviewsSee all my reviews

It's a little late for a Halloween/slasher movie, but it looks like they really wanted that Friday the 13th release date. And to my surprise, this was way more fun than I thought it would be.

Just when you think it's another generic, teen angst, alcohol-drinking, sex-thirsting movie, the kills start happening. Not only were they gory, but they were also quite creative. The movie just knows exactly what it is and never takes itself too seriously. Plus, watching mean bullies die in horrific ways was just so satisfying to watch. (Hopefully, I'm not the only one...)

More importantly, Vince Vaughn is the reason you should watch this. You have this 6-foot-5 giant of a man running around as a teenage girl. From the way he speaks to his subtle mannerisms, it was just plain funny. He's the man-- or the woman, I mean.

As for the negatives, it mostly has to do with the writing. Basically, everything with the family was boring and predictable. It was probably the most generic part of the movie. They lazily tell you everything you need to know as soon as they're introduced.

I also hate it when movies portray a character as "ugly" or "undesirable" and the actress is anything but. In other words, they want you to believe that Kathryn Newton's Millie is some kind of weirdo loser, but I just never bought it.

There's also a disconnect between Newton's Millie, who is shy, timid and quiet, and Vince Vaughn's Millie, who is girly-girl, talkative and fun. They just felt like different people. There's also, sort of, two endings. There was the natural conclusion, and everything was good, but then it goes on for another 10 minutes, and it was just unnecessary.

Despite some annoying tropes and poor writing, this was a fun, self-aware movie with some horrific kills and really funny body swap moments.

Score: 7 out of 10 Overall: Good

Recommended for: Fans of Vince Vaughn, fans of Freaky Friday with a slasher twist, or fans of watching scumbag bullies get what's coming to them.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freaky Friday the 13th See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpharetta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,600,355, 15 November 2020

Gross USA:

$9,030,855

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,230,855
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2.39 : 1
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