Kat & D
Freaky Friday (2003). "I look like Stevie Nicks. Who's he?"
Join us for this week's episode "Freaky Friday" from 2003. We talk bad parenting, proper hair hygiene, nosey restaurant servers, young men's fashion, the hypnotic hotness of Jaime Lee Curtis and the downfall of Lindsey Lohan. Does this movie have us bringing down the house or do we break our guitar strings and get booed off the stage? Find out now!
Storyline :The wide generation gap between Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna is more than evident. They simply cannot understand each other's preferences. On a Thursday night they have a big argument in a Chinese restaurant. Both receive a fortune cookie each from the restaurant owner's mother which causes them to switch bodies next day. As they adjust with their new personalities, they begin to understand each other more and eventually it's the mutual self-respect that sorts the things out.
Directors: Mark Waters
Writers: Mary Rodgers, Heather Hach, & Leslie Dixon
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsey Lohan, Mark Harmon & Chad Michael Murray
Awards: Nominee : Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films ; Best Actress : Jamie Lee Curtis. Winner: MTV Movie Awards : Breakthrough Female Performance : Lindsay Lohan
Film Budget: $20,000,000
Box Office: $160,846,332
For a movie with a heavy focus on music you would think they would have a more stellar soundtrack.
Some Seriously FREAKY Fun Facts
A member of the band Orgy instructed Jamie Lee Curtis on how to play the guitar. In the concert sequence, although Curtis practiced at making it look authentic, in the finished film a studio musician overdubbed the guitar solo.
Michelle Trachtenberg was cast as Anna, but had to back out, due to her contractual obligations to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). Coincidentally, this is the second movie she turned down in which Lindsay Lohan won the lead role. The first was Lohan's film debut, The Parent Trap (1998).
Tom Selleck was originally cast as Ryan, but dropped out.
Although Jodie Foster refused to come back to make any cameo in the remake after Mark Waters asked her, she even told the media she "didn't want to be in Freaky Friday", Mark McClure, who played her boyfriend Boris in the original, did come back; playing the same character! (His character is named Boris again!). Incidentally, McClure is the only star from the original to make an appearance in the reboot.
Jamie Lee Curtis had only six days to prepare for the role of Tess, after Annette Bening dropped out.
All of the herbie movies including the one that started it all are of course on Disney+
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