#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Mother and daughter bicker over everything — what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she’s older. In turn, Anna detests Tess’s fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.
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Really good watch, will watch again, and can recommend.
I’m not sure what it is about this movie, but it’s just an easy, fun watch. Jamie Lee Curtis is a seasoned actress, and Lindsey Lohan had finally built enough experience to be reliable in this role where she’s basically doing an impression of Jamie Lee Curtis being her mom. I’m not a huge fan of either one, but I’m not going to deny their acting “chops” and they bring it here, giving the audience a natural and fun atmosphere to the dilemma.
There are several very good improvements on original movie in this: cutting a lot of the thought narrative, adding a medium for the swap magic, having them wake up different instead of insta-switching, and several of the added plot lines really help fill out the world better. A career woman is more interesting to follow than a housewife (not that it’s necessarily more important), the romance line(s) in this are surprising and slightly less creepy, and swapping a sports game out for musical show not only allowed for the cross competition between character events, but also allows for some great alt rock music throughout the movie: I’ll admit to enjoying a movie more when I can relate to the music better.
There are several good supporting actors (big and small), to include the Chinese restaurant family which, I think is a very nice cherry on top of the story. By having the source of the magic be an outside party, I think it helps the complexity of the story without causing confusion.
It’s a fun watch, give it a go.
Unlike with ‘The Parent Trap’ films, there is a fair gap in favour of the original for ‘Freaky Friday’.
This 2003 remake is still very good, I definitely enjoyed it. It just feels a little hollow in some areas, at least until the sweet ending. Lindsay Lohan is great as the daughter, giving Jodie Foster a solid match. Jamie Lee Curtis gives a fairly strong performance, though Barbara Harris’ portrayal of the mother is superior in my opinion.
There’s fun to be had here for sure, it’s just not on the same level as the excellent original for me.
Curtis outstanding as troubled teen in mom’s body
At first I couldn’t understand why this was the version to see. It didn’t seem any better than the Shelley Long/Gaby Hoffmann version I enjoyed years ago. Lindsay Lohan was a holy terror and her mom was merely uptight but nothing special. But of course all that changed when the magic spell took effect and Anna woke up horrified.
There are many deserving performances, mostly dramatic, that get Oscar nominations each year. It’s easier for a movie like this to get recognition when comedy has its own categories. But Jamie Lee Curtis was amazing. Such a bizarre sight, this middle-aged woman acting like a teen! Maybe Oscar would be asking too much because of the competition, but Curtis certainly deserved a Golden Globe nomination. And Lindsay Lohan did a capable job of the mom in a teen’s body, trying so hard to fit in at school.
Harold Gould’s performance also should be noted. He made quite a likable buffoonish grandfather. I liked Rosalind Chao’s clueless, almost stereotypical restaurant hostess. Lucille Soong made us notice as Chao’s meddling mom who just HAD to help this family. And Jeff Marcus as one of Tess’ more troubled patients.
Although the musicians showed talent, I will say I agree with the first opinion Tess had of her daughter’s music. It was all just noise! I liked the music for the wedding rehearsal.
I still want to see the Jodie Foster original, and twice I have been annoyed that someone felt the need to do a remake rather than show the original. But this one was really worth it!
Put yourself in others shoes
This film is an excellent entertainment. I thoroughly enjoyed it and well put-together explaining individual mind-frame and it works.
I am sure we easily judge into other people’s positive and negative attitudes, but unless we put ourselves into their shoes, we will never know. Hence this film takes us into the journey of a daughter and mother who have complete different personalities. After a while, the daughter and mother switch “only” bodies (via some weird Chinese magic), by which they realize each others “actual life”.
This film could have been made in various forms, but the writer and the director chose a way by which they can convey their message to the society while entertaining at the same time, which I personally think is a better option. The film is very light-hearted, well scripted, well directed, excellent costumes, brilliant acting skills, and finally very easy to follow the storyline.
Please do yourself a favor and rent this DVD (and order a pizza) and watch it at home with your family – maybe it will do you some good.
Enjoy! NEIL BHATIA
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Director Mark Waters
Writer Mary Rodgers (novel), Heather Hach (screenplay), Leslie Dixon (screenplay)
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films, Casual Friday Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)