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Freaky Friday
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 80 (Jan 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, Christina Vidal & Mark Harmon

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features includes an eight-minute backstage pass with Lindsay Lohan, a deleted scene, a two-minute blooper reel, two music videos (Lillix

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 31852
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild thematic elements and some language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/16/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Waters
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Anna Coleman (Lohan) is a normal teenager who's going crazy living with her mother Tess (Curtis) and her little brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini). The night before the rehearsal dinner for Tess's upcoming wedding the family goes to a Chinese restaurant for dinner, and the two have an argument like none other. Not happy with what she's witnessing, the restaurant owner slips mother and daughter each a magic fortune cookie, and when they wake up the next morning they discover that it's one Freaky Friday. They have literally switched places; each is inside the other's body, and it's going to take a miracle to get them back where they belong! Based on the book by Mary Rodgers. One wonders why Disney chose not to release the original "Freaky Friday" simultaneously. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered clarity and definition. Colors are rich and warm, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. At times, hues seem a bit

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