A remake of the 1976 classic, this story of mother-daughter body-switching features impressive and entertaining performances from established star Jamie Lee Curtis and teen actress Lindsey Lohan. Curtis plays Tess Coleman, a widowed psychiatrist juggling her job and family while planning her second marriage. Lohan plays her rebellious rocker daughter Anna, who disapproves of her mom's wedding plans. Complete opposites, Tess and Anna are forced to understand each other's perspectives when one night, after bickering at a Chinese restaurant, they wake up in each other's bodies under a fortune-cookie curse. A hilarious series of physical comedy routines ensues, as Tess must deal with Anna's high school and Anna must cope with Tess's adult responsibilities. To make matters worse, this all happens on the same day of Tess's rehearsal dinner and Anna's band audition for the House of Blues. In a challenging role that requires her to slouch, curse, and flirt like a teenager, Jamie Lee Curtis is a comic genius.
Producer: Andrew Gunn
Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Christina Vidal, Harold Gould, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Ryan Mulgarini
Full Frame - 1.33 - Option 1
Letterboxed Widescreen - 1.85 - Option 2
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
THX Certified - Including THX Optimizer
Additional Release Material:
Music Videos - 1. "What I Like About You" - Lillix
2. "Me vs. The World" - Halo Friendlies
Alternate Endings - Introduced by Mark Waters, Director
Featurette - "Backstage Pass with Lindsay Lohan"
Theatrical Release: August 6, 2003
"...A quick-witted, perfectly modulated family farce with a pair of beautifully matched performances from Ms. Lohan and especially Ms. Curtis, who does some of her best work ever..."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (08/06/2003)
"...Curtis is one of the funniest and most natural screen presences around....It all adds up to belly laughs aplenty and a rollicking good time..."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (08/06/2003)
"...Watching Curtis gently cut loose is one of the low-key pleasures of the winsome generational comedy FREAKY FRIDAY..."
Los Angeles Times - Manohla Dargis (08/08/2003)
"...A funny, shrewd, no-bull family comedy....Curtis' empathy with girlhood, and her wry pleasure in womanhood, is all about grace..."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (08/08/2003)
"...Curtis and Lohan evince exceptional comedic timing and a keen ability to ape one another's characteristics..."
Box Office - Francesca Dinglasan (09/01/2003)
"The premise may be magical, but there's enough psychological realism here to give audiences from pre-teens to adults plenty to think about."
Sight and Sound - Vicky Wilson (12/31/2003)
"[L]ively entertainment, thanks largely to the fun Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan have in their roles."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/12/2003)
"FREAKY FRIDAY remains something of a rarity: a remake that not only lives up to its predecessor, but improves on it."
Total Film - Neil Smith (01/01/2004)