Freaky Friday – Edited
Freaky Friday is an extremely funny and heartwarming comedy people will enjoy. Dr. Tess Coleman [Jamie Lee Curtis] and her teenage daughter Anna [Lindsay Lohan] have one thing in common – they don’t relate to each other on anything. Not clothes, men nor Anna’s passion to be in a rock band. Nothing. Then one night a little mystic mayhem changes their lives and they wake up to the biggest freak-out ever. Tess and Anna are trapped inside each other’s body! Tess’s wedding is Saturday, and the two must find a way to switch back – fast! Literally forced to walk in each other’s shoes, will they gain respect and understanding for the other’s point of view?
The setting for the movie is Los Angeles, but the hilarious scenes between mother and daughter, both before and after the “switch” to one another’s body could be taking place in any town, any home. Mothers and daughters of all agess will laugh till they cry over some of the scenes. Jamie Lee Curtis carries the movie, from this reviewer’s perspective: believable without being cutesy after being morphed into a teenager. Tess’s practice as a psychologist plays a minor but interesting role and provides good counterpoint to the funny frolicking between mom and daughter. There’s an old Indian saying: “Until you’ve walked in another man’s mocassins for a long time, don’t ever judge the person.” This movie brings the adage home to the heart. Good entertainment along with a great message!