Freaky Friday (2003)
Release year: 2003
Director: Mark Waters
Screenwriter: Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon, Mary Rodgers (based on the novel by)
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Ryan Malgarini, Stephen Tobolowsky
Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Jamie Lee Curtis).
After yet another fight at a Chinese restaurant, Anna (Lohan) and her mother (Curtis) wakes up the next morning to find they have switched bodies. Forced to live a day in each other’s bodies they go out the door to realize, perhaps the other didn’t have it as easy as they thought.
The second movie adaptation of Rodgers novel, it was also adapted into a movie in 1976, is a movie that will have both teenagers and parents to teenager nod in agreement. Because where the novel is merely meant to teach a lesson to the daughter, this teaches both parent and child as they walk a day in each other’s shoes. It can be toe-cringingly embarrassing to watch a young person play mature and the other way around, but most of the time, Lohan (Mean Girls, 2004) and Curtis (True Lies, 1994) does a good job while Harmon (Chasing Liberty, 2004) takes the price as the most patient boyfriend in history. The movie is fun, in a light and fuzzy way with serious undertones in the clear morale thought and with endearingly sweet moments. To be enjoyed by the entire family.
Marc McClure who starred in the 1976 freaky Friday has a cameo as Boris the delivery man.
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