• Freaky Friday (1976)

Freaky Friday

Release Date: December 17th, 1976

DVD Release Date: June 1st, 2004

G |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Annabel Andrews (Jodie Foster) and her mother, Ellen (Barbara Harris), don't always see eye to eye. After a particularly frustrating argument on Friday the 13th, the two simultaneously wish they could switch places -- and suddenly their wish is granted. Each discovers how difficult it is to be in the other's shoes, with Ellen causing chaos at Annabel's school, and Annabel unable to deal with her mother's domestic duties. The two learn a lot about themselves and their relationship in the process.

Cast: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly, Vicki Schreck, Dick Van Patten, Sorrell Booke, Alan Oppenheimer

Director: Gary Nelson

Genres: Children , Fantasy , Comedy

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Home Video [gb]

Keywords: Growing up , Quest , Brother , 1970s , Husband , Daughter , Madcap , Emotional , School ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Freaky Friday is motion picture cotton candy - sweet while it lasts, easily disposed of, and insubstantial. It will please those who seek it out, and probably won't horrify or disgust anyone who ends up seeing it for other reasons (dragged along, bribed, or otherwise coerced). There are enough clever and/or funny moments to provoke laughter from even a scowling 13-year old boy who wants to be next door watching Terminator 3 for the third time. show more

  • 60
    Time Out London

    This being a Disney comedy, nothing too drastic happens; and attendant adults can rest assured that, because Dad is so dithering and ineffectual, awkward questions about potentially incestuous relations, sadly, do not arise. Good performances struggle gamely to overcome the increasingly predictable plot. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The problems resulting from the switch of identities are fairly predictable, but fun: This is one of the better recent Disney productions. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy