Freaky Friday

Character: Tess Coleman

Directed by: Mark Waters

Written by: Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon

Produced by: Andrew Gunn

Cast Members: Lindsay Lohan, Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Mark Harmon

Released date: August 4, 2003

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Single mother Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (Lindsay Lohan) couldn't be more different, and it is driving them both insane. After receiving cryptic fortunes at a Chinese restaurant, the two wake up the next day to discover that they have somehow switched bodies. Unable to switch back, they are forced to masquerade as one another until a solution can be found. In the process, they develop a new sense of respect and understanding for one another.

Taglines

• Mondays are manic. Wednesdays are wild. And Fridays are about to get a little freaky.
• Get Your Freak On August 1st
• Every teenager’s nightmare…turning into her mother.
• They’ve always been in each other’s faces. Today they’re in each other’s bodies.

Trivia

→ When Jamie Lee Curtis found out that Lindsay Lohan, who was going to be playing her daughter, had starred in The Parent Trap (1998), she asked, “Which twin did she play?”, unaware that Lohan had performed both roles.
→ 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.
→ The snapshots in the opening credits are actually photos of Jamie Lee Curtis and her daughter Annie Guest.

Script developed by Never Enough Design