History Film / FreakyFriday

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** BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor

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** BeCarefulWhatYouWishForBeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Even the {{tagline}} warns this.
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''Freaky Friday'', based on 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.

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''Freaky Friday'', based on [[Literature/FreakyFriday a novel by Mary Rodgers, 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.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Dear god, is this movie from the '70s. Most obvious these days is the casual smoking, even around kids.
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Dear god, is this movie from the '70s. Most obvious these days is the casual smoking, even around kids.
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* [[spoiler: BrilliantButLazy]]: Annabelle discovers she herself is this when meeting some of her teachers while in Ellen's body.

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* [[spoiler: BrilliantButLazy]]: Annabelle BrilliantButLazy: [[spoiler:Annabelle discovers that she herself is this when meeting some of her teachers while in Ellen's body.]]
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* TheRemake: Of The 1976 film (see above).
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* InSeriesNickname: Annabel calls her younger brother, "Ape Face," as opposed to, "Ben."
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There was also a sequel and two remakes, each less similar to the book than the last. The [[Film/FreakyFriday2003 more famous of the remakes]] starred Creator/LindsayLohan and Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, with a slightly different plot.

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There was also a sequel and two remakes, each less similar to the book than the last. The [[Film/FreakyFriday2003 more famous of the remakes]] starred Creator/LindsayLohan and Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, with a slightly different plot. (If a link referring to that movie sent you to this page, please correct it.)
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->''A journey soon begins, its prize reflected in another's eyes. When what you see is what you lack, then selfless love will change you back.''
->-'''The magic cookie's fortune''', 2003 version



There was also a sequel and two remakes, each less similar to the book than the last. The more famous of the remakes starred LindsayLohan and JamieLeeCurtis, with a slightly different plot. The daughter and mother in that version are an aspiring guitarist named "Anna" and a widowed psychologist named "Tess," respectively, and they switch bodies after a Chinese restaurant owner's mother hands them some magic fortune cookies. Also has [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mark Harmon]] in it, as Tess' fiancee, Ryan.

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There was also a sequel and two remakes, each less similar to the book than the last. The [[Film/FreakyFriday2003 more famous of the remakes remakes]] starred LindsayLohan Creator/LindsayLohan and JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, with a slightly different plot. The daughter and mother in that version are an aspiring guitarist named "Anna" and a widowed psychologist named "Tess," respectively, and they switch bodies after a Chinese restaurant owner's mother hands them some magic fortune cookies. Also has [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mark Harmon]] in it, as Tess' fiancee, Ryan.plot.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Tess' assumption when she learns Anna has a crush on Jake, an older student she knows nothing about other than the fact he often visits her in detention and rides a motorcycle. [[spoiler: However, Tess later learns that Jake's not really a bad boy; he works two jobs and helped her finish a test she couldn't complete after getting detention.]]
* AlmostKiss: Anna in Tess' body invokes this whenever Ryan tries to kiss her.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Harry to Anna, very much so. [[spoiler:But when Anna as Tess goes to Harry's parent-teacher conference, she finds out that he actually admires and looks up to her a great deal--but he doesn't want her to know, since he has too much fun fighting with her.]]
* BaldOfEvil: Anna's English teacher, Mr. Bates.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Anna's childhood friend, Stacy Hinkhouse, who acts pleasant and nice to Tess but is horrible to Anna.
* BrattyHalfPint: Anna's little brother and his friends.
* CaptainObvious: Anna is a less than skilled psychologist.
--> '''Patient''': So I read your book, and it made me feel really depressed.
--> '''Anna''': [[StockPhrase And how do you feel about that?]]
--> '''Patient''': ...Depressed.
* CassandraTruth: At first, Tess doesn't believe that Anna's teacher and former childhood friend has it in for her (Anna) - until she finds out for herself, while in Anna's body.
* TheCastShowoff: It's easy to assume that Annabel/Anna changed from a girl who plays sports to a girl who plays rock music just so LindsayLohan could perform two new songs (one at an audition at the House of Blues, and one during Tess' and Ryan's wedding reception).
* CloudCuckooLander: Anna meets some while dealing with her mother's patients. Of special note are a paranoid man and an [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible]] woman.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Tess is a psychiatrist to mothers with teenage daughters but doesn't appear to understand Anna at all.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The Chinese name of the film translates to ''HotMom, Hot Daughter'', which is quite appropriate really.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: After Tess learns that Anna received two detentions in a single Thursday, she unscrews the door to Anna's bedroom and hides it in the basement.
-->Privacy is a privilege.
* DefiedTrope: HereWeGoAgain is prevented when the daughter of the restaurant owner tackles Harry and Grandpa, keeping them from reading their own cookie fortunes.
* DisappearedDad: Anna's father had died some time before the movie's events occurred.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie takes place over two days.
* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Anna's grade school friend, Stacy Hinkhouse, became an AlphaBitch by the time they entered high school. Tess, while in Anna's body, tries to restore their friendship. Stacy seems willing to help make peace, [[spoiler:[[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk but then she frames "Anna" for copying her answers during a test]]]]. She also hugs Anna [[spoiler:before pulling her shirt over her head and pushing her over a bicycle rack]].
* GuiltyPleasures: Occurs in-universe: Anna (in Tess' body) and Jake agree "...Baby One More Time" is one of those.
* HereWeGoAgain: Subverted when the Chinese restaurant owner stops Anna's brother and grandfather from opening the fortune cookies her mother gave ''them'' at Tess' and Ryan's wedding reception.
* InNameOnly: A girl named Anna and her mother who don't understand each other very well both switch bodies one Friday morning and get a better understanding of each other's lives and become closer, and...that's about all this movie has in common with the original ''or'' the book. [[TropesAreNotBad During the movie's release, people praised it for not directly rehashing its 20+ year old predecessor.]] The lack of similarities didn't stop publishers of the book from slapping a photo of Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis on reprints' covers, though.
* IronicEcho: PlayedForLaughs. When Tess [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment removes Anna's bedroom door]], she says condescendingly, "Privacy is a privilege, Anna." Later, when Anna and Tess have switched bodies, Tess enters Anna's room to avoid suspicion only to find no door. Cue Anna (in Tess's body) with a snarky, "Privacy is a ''privilege'', Anna!"
* {{Makeover Montage}}[=/=]{{Shopping Montage}}: Anna goes on a shopping spree while in her mother's body.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: Rare non-gender bender variation. After the switch happens, Tess is convinced that something is wrong when she grabs her/Anna's butt.
-->"That's ''definitely'' not mine!"
* MeaningfulName: [[Film/{{Psycho}} Mr. Bates, anyone?]]
** If you actually pronounce [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Mister Bates"]], [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar well...]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer shows Tess and Anna switching bodies right after they open the cookies, but in the actual movie, they don't switch until [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve the clock strikes midnight]] on Friday morning.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tess, while in Anna's body, calls out the {{jerkass}} English teacher in front of the class. [[spoiler: She has discovered the reason he's so evil towards Anna is because he is the same guy Tess declined going to the School Prom with, so she commands him to let the past go.]]
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: One of Tess' patients apparently has abandonment issues.
* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: When Tess in Anna's body complains that she looks like Music/StevieNicks, Anna replies "[[TomboyishName Who's he?]]"
* RefugeInAudacity: At one point, Anna in Tess' body has to go on a talk show and discuss one of Tess' books. Having never read the book, Anna instead resorts to promoting immature behavior among the adult viewers.
* RemakeCameo: Marc [=McClure=], JodieFoster's love interest in the 1976 movie, plays a mailman in this film. Averted by Foster herself, who was asked to play Anna's mother and turned the role down.
* RuleOfCool: The earthquakes that occur once the body-switching spell is cast and later reversed. (The second earthquake is even larger than the first.)
* SadistTeacher: Due to a petty grudge against Anna's mother, her English teacher is like this. While in Anna's body, Tess gives a very intelligent answer to a question, and he still says she's wrong. And earlier in the film, he claimed Anna didn't understand ''1984''. Her response demonstrates she did and he quickly puts her in detention for a sly remark she makes.
* StockPhrase: Tess asks Anna not to give any of her patients advice, and instead do nothing but pretend to take notes and occasionally ask the patient, "And how do you feel about that?"
* WhatTheHellHero: Jake expresses disgust at Tess' erasing the answers on Stacy's scantron, as revenge for something mean Stacy tried to do to Anna.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Tess' assumption when she learns Anna has a crush on Jake, an older student she knows nothing about other than the fact he often visits her in detention and rides a motorcycle. [[spoiler: However, Tess later learns that Jake's not really a bad boy; he works two jobs and helped her finish a test she couldn't complete after getting detention.]]
* AlmostKiss: Anna in Tess' body invokes this whenever Ryan tries to kiss her.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Harry to Anna, very much so. [[spoiler:But when Anna as Tess goes to Harry's parent-teacher conference, she finds out that he actually admires and looks up to her a great deal--but he doesn't want her to know, since he has too much fun fighting with her.]]
* BaldOfEvil: Anna's English teacher, Mr. Bates.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Anna's childhood friend, Stacy Hinkhouse, who acts pleasant and nice to Tess but is horrible to Anna.
* BrattyHalfPint: Anna's little brother and his friends.
* CaptainObvious: Anna is a less than skilled psychologist.
--> '''Patient''': So I read your book, and it made me feel really depressed.
--> '''Anna''': [[StockPhrase And how do you feel about that?]]
--> '''Patient''': ...Depressed.
* CassandraTruth: At first, Tess doesn't believe that Anna's teacher and former childhood friend has it in for her (Anna) - until she finds out for herself, while in Anna's body.
* TheCastShowoff: It's easy to assume that Annabel/Anna changed from a girl who plays sports to a girl who plays rock music just so LindsayLohan could perform two new songs (one at an audition at the House of Blues, and one during Tess' and Ryan's wedding reception).
* CloudCuckooLander: Anna meets some while dealing with her mother's patients. Of special note are a paranoid man and an [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible]] woman.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Tess is a psychiatrist to mothers with teenage daughters but doesn't appear to understand Anna at all.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The Chinese name of the film translates to ''HotMom, Hot Daughter'', which is quite appropriate really.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: After Tess learns that Anna received two detentions in a single Thursday, she unscrews the door to Anna's bedroom and hides it in the basement.
-->Privacy is a privilege.
* DefiedTrope: HereWeGoAgain is prevented when the daughter of the restaurant owner tackles Harry and Grandpa, keeping them from reading their own cookie fortunes.
* DisappearedDad: Anna's father had died some time before the movie's events occurred.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie takes place over two days.
* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Anna's grade school friend, Stacy Hinkhouse, became an AlphaBitch by the time they entered high school. Tess, while in Anna's body, tries to restore their friendship. Stacy seems willing to help make peace, [[spoiler:[[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk but then she frames "Anna" for copying her answers during a test]]]]. She also hugs Anna [[spoiler:before pulling her shirt over her head and pushing her over a bicycle rack]].
* GuiltyPleasures: Occurs in-universe: Anna (in Tess' body) and Jake agree "...Baby One More Time" is one of those.
* HereWeGoAgain: Subverted when the Chinese restaurant owner stops Anna's brother and grandfather from opening the fortune cookies her mother gave ''them'' at Tess' and Ryan's wedding reception.
* InNameOnly: A girl named Anna and her mother who don't understand each other very well both switch bodies one Friday morning and get a better understanding of each other's lives and become closer, and...that's about all this movie has in common with the original ''or'' the book. [[TropesAreNotBad During the movie's release, people praised it for not directly rehashing its 20+ year old predecessor.]] The lack of similarities didn't stop publishers of the book from slapping a photo of Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis on reprints' covers, though.
* IronicEcho: PlayedForLaughs. When Tess [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment removes Anna's bedroom door]], she says condescendingly, "Privacy is a privilege, Anna." Later, when Anna and Tess have switched bodies, Tess enters Anna's room to avoid suspicion only to find no door. Cue Anna (in Tess's body) with a snarky, "Privacy is a ''privilege'', Anna!"
* {{Makeover Montage}}[=/=]{{Shopping Montage}}: Anna goes on a shopping spree while in her mother's body.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: Rare non-gender bender variation. After the switch happens, Tess is convinced that something is wrong when she grabs her/Anna's butt.
-->"That's ''definitely'' not mine!"
* MeaningfulName: [[Film/{{Psycho}} Mr. Bates, anyone?]]
** If you actually pronounce [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Mister Bates"]], [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar well...]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer shows Tess and Anna switching bodies right after they open the cookies, but in the actual movie, they don't switch until [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve the clock strikes midnight]] on Friday morning.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tess, while in Anna's body, calls out the {{jerkass}} English teacher in front of the class. [[spoiler: She has discovered the reason he's so evil towards Anna is because he is the same guy Tess declined going to the School Prom with, so she commands him to let the past go.]]
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: One of Tess' patients apparently has abandonment issues.
* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: When Tess in Anna's body complains that she looks like Music/StevieNicks, Anna replies "[[TomboyishName Who's he?]]"
* RefugeInAudacity: At one point, Anna in Tess' body has to go on a talk show and discuss one of Tess' books. Having never read the book, Anna instead resorts to promoting immature behavior among the adult viewers.
* RemakeCameo: Marc [=McClure=], JodieFoster's love interest in the 1976 movie, plays a mailman in this film. Averted by Foster herself, who was asked to play Anna's mother and turned the role down.
* RuleOfCool: The earthquakes that occur once the body-switching spell is cast and later reversed. (The second earthquake is even larger than the first.)
* SadistTeacher: Due to a petty grudge against Anna's mother, her English teacher is like this. While in Anna's body, Tess gives a very intelligent answer to a question, and he still says she's wrong. And earlier in the film, he claimed Anna didn't understand ''1984''. Her response demonstrates she did and he quickly puts her in detention for a sly remark she makes.
* StockPhrase: Tess asks Anna not to give any of her patients advice, and instead do nothing but pretend to take notes and occasionally ask the patient, "And how do you feel about that?"
* WhatTheHellHero: Jake expresses disgust at Tess' erasing the answers on Stacy's scantron, as revenge for something mean Stacy tried to do to Anna.
''See Film/FreakyFriday2003''
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* AlmostKiss: Anna in Tess' body invokes this whenever Ryan tries to kiss her.
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