Freaky Friday (2003)

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

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“Freaky Friday” is a family comedy film released in 2003, directed by Mark Waters. It is a remake of the original 1976 film of the same name, which was based on the 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers. The 2003 version stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Tess Coleman and Lindsay Lohan as her daughter, Anna Coleman.

The story revolves around Tess and Anna, a mother-daughter duo who have a strained relationship and struggle to understand each other’s lives. They are constantly arguing and find it hard to relate to one another. One Friday morning, while having breakfast at a Chinese restaurant, they both make a wish over a fortune cookie to switch places for a day. Their wish unexpectedly comes true, and they wake up the next day in each other’s bodies.

As Tess and Anna try to navigate through each other’s lives and cope with their newfound identities, they learn valuable lessons about empathy, communication, and the challenges they face in their own lives. Through the body switch experience, they gain a deeper understanding of each other and develop a newfound appreciation for one another.

The film explores themes of self-discovery, family bonding, and personal growth. It has moments of humor, heartwarming moments, and an ultimately positive message about the importance of communication and understanding in family relationships.

“Freaky Friday” received positive reviews from both critics and audiences. The performances of Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan were widely praised for their comedic timing and ability to capture the essence of each other’s characters.

The success of the 2003 film led to several adaptations, including a stage musical and a television movie sequel, “Freaky Friday: A New Musical,” which premiered in 2018.

Overall, “Freaky Friday” (2003) remains a beloved Disney film, and its timeless theme of understanding and appreciating the people we love continues to resonate with audiences of all ages.

Fun Facts

  • “Freaky Friday” is a 2003 comedy film that is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Tess Coleman and Lindsay Lohan as her daughter Anna. The film tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically switch bodies and must navigate each other’s lives for a day.
  • The film features a memorable scene where Tess (in Anna’s body) performs with a rock band at a club. Jamie Lee Curtis, who portrayed Tess, learned to play guitar for this scene, adding authenticity to her character’s transformation.
Freaky Friday (2003)

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2003
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $160.8 million
  • Awards: Nominated Golden Globe
  • IMDB Link


  • Jamie Lee Curtis: Dr. Tess Coleman
  • Lindsay Lohan: Anna Coleman
  • Chad Michael Murray: Jake
  • Mark Harmon: Ryan
  • Harold Gould: Grandpa Alan
  • Stephen Tobolowsky: Mr. Elton Bates
  • Christina Vidal: Maddie
  • Ryan Malgarini: Harry Coleman
  • Haley Hudson: Peg
  • Rosalind Chao: Pei-Pei
  • Lucille Soong: Pei-Pei’s mother
  • Willie Garson: Evan
  • Dina Waters: Dottie Robertson
  • Julie Gonzalo: Stacey Hinkhouse
  • Cayden Boyd: Harry’s friend
  • Christopher Guest: Mr. Coleman


  • Director: Mark Waters
  • Producer: Andrew Gunn
  • Music: Rolfe Kent

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