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Freaky Friday (1976)



Critic Consensus: Freaky Friday is too well-behaved to live up to its comedic potential, but sprightly turns by Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster give the body-swapping farce some charm.

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In this Disney film, middle-aged Barbara Harris wishes she could be as carefree as her 13-year-old daughter Jodie Foster. Foster wishes she could be treated and respected as an adult, like mom. When the two magically switch bodies, both mother and daughter learn a lot about each other.

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Barbara Harris
as Ellen Andrews
Jodie Foster
as Annabel Andrews
John Astin
as Bill Andrews
Patsy Kelly
as Mrs. Schmauss
Vicki Schreck
as Virginia
Dick Van Patten
as Harold Jennings
Sorrell Booke
as Mr. Dilk
Alan Oppenheimer
as Mr. Joffert
Kaye Ballard
as Coach Betsy
Ruth Buzzi
as Opposing Coach
Marc McClure
as Boris Harris
Marie Windsor
as Mrs. Murphy
Sparky Marcus
as Ben Andrews
Ceil Cabot
as Miss McGuirk
Brooke Mills
as Mrs. Gibbons
Karen Smith
as Mary Kay Gilbert
Marvin Kaplan
as Carpet Cleaner
Al Molinaro
as Drapery Man
Iris Adrian
as Bus Passenger
Barbara Walden
as Mrs. Benson
Shelly Juttner
as Hilary Miller
Don Carter
as Delivery Boy
Fuddle Bagley
as Bus Driver
Fritz Feld
as Jackman
Dermott Downs
as Harvey Manager
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Critic Reviews for Freaky Friday

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

Now Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster think to themselves in each other's voices and talk in their own, which is better than being either Dean Jones or a dog, but not much.

July 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Good performances struggle gamely to overcome the increasingly predictable plot.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Toward the end there are some amusing car-chase scenes. Elsewhere the humor is clotted by the feeling that the jokes are chasing the reactions, instead of the other way around.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The situation -- a mother and daughter switch personalities for a day -- is rife with possibilities, but since this 1977 comedy is a Disney film, said possibilities are scrupulously squandered.

August 4, 2003

The movie manages to make the personality switch mildly effective. And the actresses are so accomplished that it's a pleasure to watch them going through fairly predictable material.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Endearing '76 original may feel outdated to kids.

December 18, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Freaky Friday

Jodie and Barbara are hilarious. Imagine swapping a day in your life with your mum! Fave scenes - the switch between driving the car and water skiing. Stars a young Jodie Foster.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Comédia da Disney que ganhou uma refilmagem em 2003 com Jamie Lee Curtis e Lindsay Lohan. Um dos filmes mais simpáticos produzidos sob a problemática gestão de Ron Miller nos anos seguintes à morte de Walt, mostra a já clichê história de troca de corpos entre mãe (Barbara Harris) e filha (uma Jodie Foster com 13 anos de idade). Como esperado para o padrão Disney de filmes família dá época, a produção é extremamente leve, apelando muitas vezes para um tipo de humor campy e pastelão que estariam mais em casa em um filme de Charles Chaplin. Ainda assim, demonstra a vontade do estúdio de conectar com uma platéia adolescente ao abordar a relação da filha pré-adolescente rebelde e da mãe super exigente. Não obstante, ainda há um lado perverso no momento em que a filha no corpo da mãe começa a dar em cima do vizinho de 16 anos e a receber cantadas do marido (no caso, seu pai). As boas atuações da dupla principal fazem com que o filme segure as pontas até o fim, especialmente Barbara Harris, que parece se divertir muito no papel. Totalmente supimpa.

Matheus Carvalho
Matheus Carvalho

Super Reviewer

The best film of "body-switching", that I ever saw. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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