Box art for Freaky Friday (1977)

Freaky Friday (1977)

  • Rated G

children & family, comedy

Annabel and her Mother are not quite themselves today- in fact, they're each other!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 6
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

Endearing '76 original may feel outdated to kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Annabel and her mom share mutual animosity at the beginning of the film, but grow to respect each other as they live a day in the other's life. There's some comic car chases and car crashes, but nothing scary or dangerous.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how different this film adaptation of Mary Rodgers' book is from the 2003 remake starring Lindsay Lohan. How different are the two Annabels, both in terms of dress and what people expect of them? Do you think girls today are under more pressure to be sexy and grown up than they were in the 1970s?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A kid's comedy classic.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The situation -- a mother and daughter switch personalities for a day -- is rife with possibilities, but since this 1977 comedy is a Disney film, said possibilities are scrupulously squandered.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Monday, August 4, 2003

Rotten: It's vacuous TV sitcom stuff that's hampered by a weak script...

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

5 stars

Jodie and Barbara are hilarious. Imagine swapping a day in your life with your mum! Fave scenes - the switch between driving the car and water skiing. Stars a young Jodie Foster.

- thmtsang, Sunday, October 6, 2013

3 stars

Comdia da Disney que ganhou uma refilmagem em 2003 com Jamie Lee Curtis e Lindsay Lohan. Um dos filmes mais simpticos produzidos sob a problemtica gesto de Ron Miller nos anos seguintes morte de Walt, mostra a j clich histria de troca de corpos entre me (Barbara Harris) e filha (uma Jodie Foster com 13 anos de idade). Como esperado para o padro Disney de filmes famlia d poca, a produo extremamente leve, apelando muitas vezes para um tipo de humor campy e pastelo que estariam mais em casa em um filme de Charles Chaplin. Ainda assim, demonstra a vontade do estdio de conectar com uma platia adolescente ao abordar a relao da filha pr-adolescente rebelde e da me super exigente. No obstante, ainda h um lado perverso no momento em que a filha no corpo da me comea a dar em cima do vizinho de 16 anos e a receber cantadas do marido (no caso, seu pai). As boas atuaes da dupla principal fazem com que o filme segure as pontas at o fim, especialmente Barbara Harris, que parece se divertir muito no papel. Totalmente supimpa.

- fb1341085175, Tuesday, October 4, 2011

4 stars

The best film of "body-switching", that I ever saw. Fresh.

- fb100002359227440, Thursday, September 22, 2011