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Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday (2003)



Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 148
Fresh: 130 | Rotten: 18

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan charm in Mark Waters' nicely pitched -- and Disney's second -- remake of the 1976 hit.


Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 38
Fresh: 33 | Rotten: 5

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan charm in Mark Waters' nicely pitched -- and Disney's second -- remake of the 1976 hit.



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A high-strung mom and her punky daughter learn what it's like to walk in each other's shoes -- literally -- in Disney's second update of their 1977 teen fantasy comedy. The new-millennium Freaky Friday has disgruntled teen Anna Coleman (Lindsay Lohan) living, sans father, with her uptight therapist-author mom Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and bratty brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini). The angst between the two reaches a fever pitch on the eve of Tess' wedding rehearsal: Anna wants to ditch the proceedings

Dec 16, 2003


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All Critics (148) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (130) | Rotten (18) | DVD (33)

Maybe it's only adults who'll get teary-eyed -- kids just wanna have fun. And they will.

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Newsweek
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The premise provides a fine showcase for the two appealing actresses, who appropriate each other's vocal and physical mannerisms with dead-on accuracy.

July 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Nothing's really wrong here, but nor are there surprises.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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A likable but flimsy retread that's barely worth the effort.

August 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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The material here may not be the freshest, but screenwriters Heather Hach and the redoubtable Leslie Dixon have buffed the dialogue until it sparkles like the finest cubic zirconium, and the cast is game from top to bottom.

August 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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It's really a family film, deftly updated for the 2003 market, but still sweetly funny at its heart.

August 8, 2003
Washington Post
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What should have been a bland Disney remake has somehow ended up as the most satisfying family comedy for a long time.

May 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Film4

Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A sitcom formula film that tries too hard.

January 7, 2010 Full Review Source:

While occasionally fluffy and cheesy and just brainless, this is a very good, very well-acted and laugh out loud funny remake.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

The two featured females offset these distractions by having so much apparent fun that it becomes contagious.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

A hilarious, heartwarming remake.

April 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Princeton Town Topics
Princeton Town Topics

Cute and innocently funny, with engaging turns from a beautifully silly Curtis, and Lindsay Lohan as a 21st century high school heroine.

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

It's meant to be a fun kid's movie, and it's a must see for mothers and daughters.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Offers enough all-around entertainment for most any teen, or even adult, to appreciate through its quick 90-minute run.

March 5, 2005 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

...hardly a classic -- neither was the original -- [but] good-natured enough that you'll be willing overlook the terrible Chinese accents and the obligatory smarmy speeches.

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

I now understand why I've had to sit through all the truly awful movies I've seen this summer. The Almighty was preparing me for Freaky Friday.

October 7, 2004 Full Review Source:

This is a warm, charming and entertaining movie that took me by surprise.

July 20, 2004 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

Good fun, with a timeless generational understanding theme tossed in for good measure.

June 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Freaky Friday is fun for kids, teens and parents alike.

April 7, 2004 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Somehow people have got it into their heads that this is a good movie.

February 24, 2004 | Comments (2)

It's not as good as the 1976 original, but it's still a lot of fun and I think adults and kids will enjoy it.

February 7, 2004 Full Review Source:

'... Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan get their freak on with a sublime synchronicity that matches the original.'

January 31, 2004 Full Review
Atlantic City Weekly

Audience Reviews for Freaky Friday

its a girl movie that i thought was okay
March 22, 2013
michael e.
Michael Edwards

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Haven't seen the original, but i'm more than certain this stacks up really well or is probably much better. It's funny and clever and all around fun.
November 3, 2012
Eric Alvarez

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Not so good as the originl version.
February 1, 2012
Lucas Martins

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Freaky Friday for me is a terrible, unimpressive film that really is a waste of time. Hated this film, and I thought that Jamie Lee Curtis was wasted here. She shouldn't have played in this garbage of a film, and this is one of worst films. I really couldn't get into this film. I hate Lindsay Lohan, and considering her current legal problems, it doesn't take Einstein to figure out why I hate her, that and she can't act at all. Freaky Friday is a boring film that I thought was a big waste of time. There is nothing good going on here and the film is simply pointless. I thought the film was stupid. I thought that the film suffered from predictable clichés and it just didn't cut it for me. I didn't laugh once. I love a good comedy like the next person; unfortunately Freaky Friday is not such a film. The film is poorly crafted with no substance, ideas that go nowhere and despite a strong lead (Curtis) the film is bad. I think it's a shame that Jamie Lee Curtis is wasted here, but like with every actor and actress, there's at least one film that put a black mark on their career, for Curtis that film is Freaky Friday, a stupid, unfunny comedy that fails to deliver genuine laughs. If you're looking for a good family oriented comedy with good laughs, Freaky Friday isn't that film. This is a waste and it could have been much better than this.
November 26, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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    1. Evan: Oh so you don't answer your phone calls. You said that I will be able to call you on your honeymoon but you lied to me, you're a liar.
    – Submitted by Criselle M (12 months ago)
    1. Tess Coleman: I am beyond cutting you slack, Anna, but you are not going to the audition!
    2. Anna Coleman: Yes, I am!
    3. Tess Coleman: No, you're not!
    4. Anna Coleman: Why not?!
    5. Tess Coleman: Because I said so!
    6. Pei-Pei's Mom: Cookie?
    – Submitted by Alleli A (19 months ago)
    1. Anna Coleman: [in her mom's body] [looks at her reflection in horror] I'm old!
    – Submitted by Nikita W (21 months ago)
    1. Anna Coleman: [in her mom's body, pointing at Pei-Pei] I think she knows exactly what we're talking about!
    2. Tess Coleman: [in Anna's body] Let's hit her!
    – Submitted by Diego T (2 years ago)
    1. Tess Coleman: [in Anna's body] I look like Stevie Nicks!
    2. Anna Coleman: [in Tess's body] Who's he?
    – Submitted by Diego T (2 years ago)
    1. Anna Coleman: [in her mom's body, talking to a patient] You read her diary? Gross! Bad! Bad mom award!
    – Submitted by Diego T (2 years ago)
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