History Film / FreakyFriday

4th Nov '17 9:17:07 AM jamespolk
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* SlipstreamGenre: In the original film no explanation is given for the switch. They simply say at the same time that they wish they could be the other for a day, and it happens.

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* SlipstreamGenre: In the original film no explanation is given for the switch. They simply say at the same time that they wish they could be the other for a day, and it happens. (The novel, which shows only the daughter's perspective, strongly implies that the mom somehow pulled the switch to teach the daughter a lesson.)
19th Oct '17 11:45:34 PM LB7979
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14th Sep '17 4:52:15 PM jamespolk
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* AlliterativeTitle: ''Freaky Friday''
14th Sep '17 4:51:32 PM jamespolk
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* CarSkiing: One of the cop cars chasing Annabel does this when zooming through the concrete ditch of the LA River.
14th Sep '17 3:46:23 PM jamespolk
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* TheAlcoholic: Mrs. Schmauss, the housekeeper. She insists that Annabel is the one stealing Bill and Ellen's gin, but later she's seen leaving a liquor store in the daytime.


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* HadTheSillyThingInReverse: Annabel-as-Ellen has to drive to the marina for the water ski show, which is a problem, as she doesn't know how to drive yet. She starts the car, which was backed into the garage and is still in reverse gear. She winds up driving through the back wall of the garage and through a fence into the neighbors' backyard.
14th Sep '17 3:42:26 PM jamespolk
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* AnimatedCreditsOpening
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor

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* AnimatedCreditsOpening
AnimatedCreditsOpening: Shows cartoon Annabel and cartoon Ellen switching places and sharing each others' activities.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Ben, although the movie eventually reveals that the reason "Ape Face" keeps pestering Annabel is that he wants her to like him.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishForBeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Both Annabel and Ellen come to regret their wish.



* DownLADrain: The madcap chase Annabel leads the cops on ends here, as a wild ride through the LA River basin ends with both cop cars getting wrecked.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: One day from breakfast to dinner. Probably couldn't be any longer than this, otherwise the movie would have to answer uncomfortable questions about what would happen when Annabel-as-Ellen has to retire for the night to the bed she shares with Bill.



* InnerMonologue: The movie averts the VoicesAreMental trope that often goes along with FreakyFridayFlip. Instead it uses inner monologues, still in the voice of the actress which goes to each character, to remind the audience that Ellen is in Annabel's head and vice versa.

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* InnerMonologue: The movie averts the VoicesAreMental trope that often goes along with FreakyFridayFlip. Instead it uses inner monologues, still in the voice of the actress which goes to each witheach character, to remind the audience that Ellen is in Annabel's head and vice versa.
14th Sep '17 1:19:19 PM jamespolk
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* InnerMonologue: The movie averts the VoicesAreMental trope that often goes along with FreakyFridayFlip. Instead it uses inner monologues, still in the voice of the actress which goes to each character, to remind the audience that Ellen is in Annabel's head and vice versa.
14th Sep '17 1:16:54 PM jamespolk
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''Freaky Friday'', based on [[Literature/FreakyFriday a novel by Mary Rodgers]], is a Creator/{{Disney}} movie starring Creator/JodieFoster as a teenage girl, Annabel, who does not get along with her mother, Ellen, to say the least. One Friday the 13th (hence the title), they wish to switch places for one day, causing them to magically trade bodies. HilarityEnsues, including the now-young mother lusting after her daughter's boyfriend. It eventually transpires that they had subconsciously switched bodies in order to learn AnAesop about the value of family and friendship.

Jodie Foster showed her range by appearing in this Disney family film the same year she also played a teenaged hooker in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.

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''Freaky Friday'', based on [[Literature/FreakyFriday a novel by Mary Rodgers]], is a Creator/{{Disney}} movie starring Creator/JodieFoster as a teenage girl, Annabel, who does not get along with her mother, Ellen, Ellen (Barbara Harris), to say the least. One Friday the 13th (hence the title), they wish to switch places for one day, causing them to magically trade bodies. HilarityEnsues, including the now-young mother lusting after her daughter's boyfriend. It eventually transpires that they had subconsciously switched bodies in order to learn AnAesop about the value of family and friendship.

Jodie Foster showed her range by appearing in this Disney family film the same year she also played a teenaged hooker in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
''Film/TaxiDriver''. John Astin of ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' fame plays Annabel's father Bill.



* {{Adorkable}}: Boris, Annabelle's next-door neighbor and love interest.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Boris, Annabelle's Annabel's next-door neighbor and love interest.



* BrilliantButLazy: [[spoiler:Annabelle discovers that she is this when meeting some of her teachers while in Ellen's body.]]

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* BrilliantButLazy: [[spoiler:Annabelle Annabel discovers that she is this when meeting some of her teachers while in Ellen's body.]]


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* HeelRealization: A mild instance of this when Annabel-as-Ellen hears her little brother, Ben, confess that he loves his older sister, can't help being neat while she is messy, and doesn't understand why she doesn't like him.
14th Sep '17 11:00:45 AM jamespolk
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There was also a sequel and two remakes, each less similar to the book than the last. The more famous of the remakes was a 2003 film that starred Creator/LindsayLohan and Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, with a slightly different plot. To read about that film, [[Film/FreakyFriday2003 go here]]. (If a link referring to that movie sent you to this page, please correct it.)

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There was also a sequel and two remakes, each less similar to the book than the last. The first remake was a 1995 TV movie, with tropes listed below. The more famous of the remakes was a 2003 film that starred Creator/LindsayLohan and Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, with a slightly different plot. To read about that film, [[Film/FreakyFriday2003 go here]]. (If a link referring to that movie sent you to this page, please correct it.))
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