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Published July 7th 2012
Disney's Freaky Friday 1976
The original Freaky Friday, made by Disney back in 1976, is an absolute gem, for the entire family to enjoy.
The young Jodie Foster as per usual gives a brilliant performance, in her leading role as Annabel, a young girl, who is in the midst of teenage hood and struggling to keep up with her studies, her peers and her parents expectations of her. When Annabel and her mother both wish that they could be in each others shoes, something magic happens and they wake up in each other's bodies!
Freaky Friday is absolutely hilarious, with all sorts of mayhem occurring while reminding its viewers that it isn't easy living in the "adult world" and it's certainly not as easy in the "teenage world" as it seems either.
The film also makes good use of the special effects of its time, especially with the utilisation of green screens and stunt doubles, which looked so realistic back in its time and could almost add to the hilarity of the story today.
Disney's original Freaky Friday was first released on VHS in 1984 and released on DVD in 2004 and is rated G for General Exhibition.