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Film REVIEW: Freaky Friday (2003) - ★★★★

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Director: Mark Waters

Writer: Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon

based on: Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray, Harold Gould, Rosalind Chao, Lucille Soong.

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Themes: Body swap, Mother daughter relationship, Fortune cookie

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.

Based on Mary Rodgers's 1972 novel of the same name, it is the second remake of the same story, and third installment overall in the Freaky Friday franchise.

The film received largely positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Curtis and Lohan.


Euan (Age 11) - ★★★★

"I liked the parts when they had to go out of their comfort zones. I just wish there would be more action and adventure."

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - #35 - ★★★★★

  2. Soul (2020) - #55 - ★★★★★

  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - #132 - ★★★★

  4. Inside Out (2010) - #163 - ★★★★

  5. Shrek the Third (2007) - #415 - ★★★★

  6. Mean Girls (2004) - #564 - ★★★

  7. Freaky Friday (1976) - #565 - ★★★

  8. Scooby-Doo (2002) - #805 -

  9. Just Like Heaven (2005) - n/a

  10. The Parent Trap (1998) - n/a

For more teens/young kids facing unusual circumstances check out Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Charlie and the Chololate Factory and Inside Out. There's more body swap fun in Soul, Shrek the Third and the original Freaky Friday (1976). Meanwhile there's more from the director and some of the cast in movies with the same vibe like Mean Girls, Just Like Heaven and The Parent Trap.

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