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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 114 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 9 out of 114
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  1. Sep 29, 2013
    1
    The remake of Freaky Friday is terrible, crude, and contributes nothing extra to the movie everyone loved in '76. The casting of the two leads is a mistake, and the script is unfunny and uncomfortable. Watch the original, which is actually a good movie.
  2. XiongChangnian
    Sep 5, 2003
    1
    If your vision is narrow enough, this will entertain you. The performances are fine, if the formula is stale. But the worst thing about this is not the wine, but the glass it comes in. All the principal characters (with two exceptions) are white, upper-middle-class, suburban. Mom is a shrink, with huge house, nice big car, luxy office. Kid's room is bigger than my apartment. I can If your vision is narrow enough, this will entertain you. The performances are fine, if the formula is stale. But the worst thing about this is not the wine, but the glass it comes in. All the principal characters (with two exceptions) are white, upper-middle-class, suburban. Mom is a shrink, with huge house, nice big car, luxy office. Kid's room is bigger than my apartment. I can forgive a movie for a claustrophobically bland milleu, but those two exceptions have me climbing the walls. The instigator of the magical body-switch is the owner of a Cantonese-American restaurant. She and her daughter, compared to the rest of the cast, look funny, act funny, dress funny, and talk funny. I can't decide if being invested with the magical power to alter fate with a pair of fortune cookies is also demeaning, but the mother's impulsive use of it certainly does her no credit. By the way, fortune cookies are not Chinese; they were invented by a Japanese businessman living in San Francisco. Most viewers will not conciously notice the parallel between mother and daughter, and mother and daughter. They will not be surprised that one family has a rich and complex life, full of love, humor, and also real pain -- while the other family, like a warped reflection in an ethnic funhouse mirror, pratfalls through roles one step up from Charlie Chan and Fu Manchu. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    2
    Positively insufferable and almost arrogant in its persistent and formulaic tone. Even if it weren't a remake, Freaky Friday wouldn't be graced with the slightest ounce of originality.
  4. Mar 17, 2014
    3
    i can not believe they make a remake of freaky friday . Jamie Lee Curtis was great but why would they make a remake ? . the orginal freaky friday was much better . and lohan's performance was awful
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. The movie is directed by Mark Waters (responsible for the indie black comedy, "The House of Yes") and mostly, he's workmanlike, but smart enough to get out of the way of the nicely balanced two lead performances.
  2. Turning ordinary life into movie magic is one of the most difficult, least-heralded challenges for any filmmaker. What makes Freaky Friday a charmer isn't how far-out things get for this mother and daughter, but how sweet and distinctly un-freaky a kid, her mom and their love for each other can be.
  3. 63
    Motion picture cotton candy - sweet while it lasts, easily disposed of, and insubstantial.