New York Times - 08/06/2003
"...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..."
USA Today - 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..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/08/2003
"...Watching Curtis gently cut loose is one of the low-key pleasures of the winsome generational comedy FREAKY FRIDAY..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/08/2003
"...A funny, shrewd, no-bull family comedy....Curtis' empathy with girlhood, and her wry pleasure in womanhood, is all about grace..."
Box Office - 09/01/2003
"...Curtis and Lohan evince exceptional comedic timing and a keen ability to ape one another's characteristics..."
Sight and Sound - 12/31/2003
"The premise may be magical, but there's enough psychological realism here to give audiences from pre-teens to adults plenty to think about."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/12/2003
"[L]ively entertainment, thanks largely to the fun Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan have in their roles."
Total Film - 01/01/2004
"FREAKY FRIDAY remains something of a rarity: a remake that not only lives up to its predecessor, but improves on it."
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.
Based On A Novel |
Fairy Tale |
Switching Roles |
Teenage Girls |