Freaky Friday

August 6th, 2003


Freaky Friday

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An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 6.3/10 (43,141 voted)

Critic's Score: 70/100

Director: Mark Waters

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon

The wide generation gap between Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna is more than evident. They simply cannot understand each other's preferences. On a Thursday night they have a big argument in a Chinese restaurant. Both receive a fortune cookie each from the restaurant owner's mother which causes them to switch bodies next day. As they adjust with their new personalities, they begin to understand each other more and eventually it's the mutual self-respect that sorts the things out.

Writers: Mary Rodgers, Heather Hach

Jamie Lee Curtis - Tess Coleman
Lindsay Lohan - Anna Coleman
Mark Harmon - Ryan
Harold Gould - Grandpa
Chad Michael Murray - Jake
Stephen Tobolowsky - Mr. Bates
Christina Vidal - Maddie
Ryan Malgarini - Harry Coleman
Haley Hudson - Peg
Rosalind Chao - Pei-Pei
Lucille Soong - Pei-Pei's Mom
Willie Garson - Evan
Dina Waters - Dottie Robertson
Julie Gonzalo - Stacey Hinkhouse
Christina Marie Walter - Same Shirt Girl

Taglines: Mondays are manic. Wednesdays are wild. And Fridays are about to get a little freaky.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 6 August 2003

Filming Locations: 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $22,203,007 (USA) (10 August 2003) (2954 Screens)

Gross: $160,846,332 (Worldwide) (4 April 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Annette Bening was originally slated to play Tess Coleman. She backed out shortly before filming and was replaced by Jamie Lee Curtis.

Continuity: When Anna and Jake are talking in front of the house before they leave to go to the wedding rehearsal, the highlights in her hair change positions while they are talking back and forth

[first lines]
Tess: Honey, wake up.
Anna: No.
Tess: Anna. Greet the day.

User Review

Want a Freakishly Good Time?

Rating: 10/10

I admit, I was dragged to this movie by my 12-year-old cousin. At first I thought, "Lindsay Lohan? Who's that? And Jamie Lee Curtis? Isn't that the 'scream queen'?" I didn't want to go, but that was that.

Within the first few minutes of the movie, I rolled my eyes. I thought it was just a cliche movie about a mom and a daughter that fight a lot. I was bored. But ten minutes later, the magic began. I found my eyes glued to the massive screen, I found myself "shushing" anyone that interrupted my connection with the two stars. I was hooked, and that was that.

Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis work wonders together. They have wonderful chemistry on screen that make you believe that they have, in fact, switched bodies. Both actresses were brilliant in their roles of switch reversal. Their acting was so real, their expressions so priceless. Awesome, too, was the movie's supporting cast. Enough said. The script was amazingly well written, the directing extraordinary.

To sum it up, this movie was "freakishly good." Pure magic, I tell you.


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