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Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday (1976)

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Prolific television director Gary Nelson made the Walt Disney live-action comedy Freaky Friday, based on the novel by Mary Rodgers. Barbara Harris stars as suburban housewife Ellen Andrews, the wife of Bill (John Astin) and the mother of Annabel (Jodie Foster) and Ben (Sparky Marcus). Ellen just can't understand what's going on with teenaged Annabel, who hangs around the house making snappy remarks, eating ice cream for breakfast, and calling her brother Apeface. They each make a separate wish

Jun 1, 2004

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (6) | DVD (5)

Good performances struggle gamely to overcome the increasingly predictable plot.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Toward the end there are some amusing car-chase scenes. Elsewhere the humor is clotted by the feeling that the jokes are chasing the reactions, instead of the other way around.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The situation -- a mother and daughter switch personalities for a day -- is rife with possibilities, but since this 1977 comedy is a Disney film, said possibilities are scrupulously squandered.

August 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Endearing '76 original may feel outdated to kids.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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A kid's comedy classic.

October 16, 2007
ColeSmithey.com

It's vacuous TV sitcom stuff that's hampered by a weak script...

October 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The film is filled with sight gags and features a wonderful performance by Harris.

July 24, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Quite inspired Disney comedy with fine performances.

February 6, 2007
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

A cute little concoction for mothers and daughters.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Disney's golden years and golden girl.

December 8, 2004
MovieCrypt.com

Dismal and cheap as only a 70s Disney film can be.

October 31, 2004 | Comment (1)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Freaky Friday

Jodie and Barbara are hilarious. Imagine swapping a day in your life with your mum! Fave scenes - the switch between driving the car and water skiing. Stars a young Jodie Foster.
October 6, 2013
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Candy Rose

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Comédia da Disney que ganhou uma refilmagem em 2003 com Jamie Lee Curtis e Lindsay Lohan. Um dos filmes mais simpáticos produzidos sob a problemática gestão de Ron Miller nos anos seguintes à morte de Walt, mostra a já clichê história de troca de corpos entre mãe (Barbara Harris) e filha (uma Jodie Foster com 13 anos de idade).

Como esperado para o padrão Disney de filmes família dá época, a produção é extremamente leve, apelando muitas vezes para um tipo de humor campy e pastelão que estariam mais em casa em um filme de Charles Chaplin. Ainda assim, demonstra a vontade do estúdio de conectar com uma platéia adolescente ao abordar a relação da filha pré-adolescente rebelde e da mãe super exigente. Não obstante, ainda há um lado perverso no momento em que a filha no corpo da mãe começa a dar em cima do vizinho de 16 anos e a receber cantadas do marido (no caso, seu pai). As boas atuações da dupla principal fazem com que o filme segure as pontas até o fim, especialmente Barbara Harris, que parece se divertir muito no papel. Totalmente supimpa.
October 4, 2011
Matheus Carvalho

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The best film of "body-switching", that I ever saw. Fresh.
September 22, 2011
Lucas Martins

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My favourite, and the original, version of the story. The cast is perfect, the movie is very funny, and it's exciting too. I loved this movie as a kid.
January 5, 2011
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