Freaky Friday

I’m pretty sure this was one of the last films I remember LiLo being in before she went crazy. The power went out at my hotel tonight and this was on my laptop ready to watch – that’s probably the main reason that I watched it at this point of our Disney watching adventure.

Freaky Friday is a 2003 American fantasy-comedy teen film directed by Mark Waters, produced by Gunn Films andAndrew Gunn, written by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon with music by Rolfe Kent and based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother Tess Coleman. In the film their souls are switched due to an enchanted Chinese fortune cookie.This is Disney‘s second remake of the original 1976 film starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster.” Thanks wiki!

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Age of film: August, 2003

Date Watched: 17th March 2016

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  • Picture Quality 
    • Sara – 9
      • I’m giving it a 9 because I know what’s to come. It’s standard 2003 quality – pretty good!
  • Durability
    • Sara – 6
      • I thought that this would be great however I was surprisingly disappointed. I think because of some of the poor, over the top acting it detracts from the story. Also, because of technology and how rapidly it’s growing some of the aspects of the film probably aren’t so relatable any more.
  • Acting
    • Sara – 3
      • I didn’t realise that this was LiLo’s second big film after the Parent Trap. She totally embraces the angsty 16 year old but is anyone actually that over the top? Also, when they’re acting as each other Jamie Lee Curtis definitely could have turned up the attitude a touch. I’m not sure if this is poor directing though.
  • Modern Values
    • Sara – 5
      • Being that it’s a fairly modern film it’s hard to judge this. I think it’s pretty good given that the mum works hard as a business professional. There doesn’t seem to be anything in the film that isn’t politically correct.
  • Would We Show it to the Kids
    • Sara – 6
      • There is no reason why I wouldn’t, I just think that there are so many other better films that I could show them instead.
  • Flow/Length 
    • Sara – 4
      • It wasn’t until the end of the film that I realised that the entire body swap fiasco only lasted one day. How much do people do in one day! Exams, tests, rehearsal dinners, meetings, interviews, auditions – that seemed fairly unrealistic.
  • Emotional Attachment
    • Sara – 3
      • I didn’t really care about any of the characters. I felt a little bit sorry for the step father as he was having to deal with his weird wife/fiance.
  • Logic/Plot Holes 
    • Sara – 5
      • Aside from the whole magic fortune cookie thing… It seemed like Mr Bates having a crush on the mum when they were in school was a bit of an after thought. Why did only LiLo & JLC feel the earthquake the first time but everyone felt it the second time? Why were they successful in the audition with the band when the lead guitarist only played about a third of the song?
  • General Enjoyment
    • Sara – 4
      • I really wanted to like it more. Especially when there are so many amazing actors in it. I’m looking at you Chad Miachel Murray.
  • Would We Watch it Again
    • Sara – 3
      • Probably not. Unless it was the only program on the television in English and Netflix was broken.
  • Final Comment
    • Sara
      • I wonder if they’ll make a third version of this film and if it’ll be any good (doubt it).

Favourite Character

  • Sara – Grandpa.

Favourite Song

  • Sara – There was only one, the one that LiLo’s band sings, and it was awful.

Favourite Moment

  • Sara – When Pei-Pei’s mum comes out of the kitchen and when she sees LiLo & JLC there to complain about the fortune cookie she tries to go back in. Old witch.

Total Ranking By Sara – 47/100

For questions regarding the ranking system you can read my post on it here.

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Bye for now!

Sara

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