Itís funny how sometimes things just fall into place, and itís all a pleasant surprise.
Such was the case with Freaky Friday, a movie which I had no intention of seeing theatrically. But then, suddenly, I was walking into the theater right as the previews were starting. Go figure.
I barely remember the first version of this movie, which was based on a book. All I remember was seeing it when I was a kid, and that Jodie Foster was in it.
I never saw the TV version that was on a few years agoÖbut this version, I think sorta stands alone.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan do a really great job as the mother Ė daughter team that switch places. I mean, really good job. Sure, this is a Disney family flick, and there is a lot of cheese here, as well as really farfetched stuff that could only happen in a movie, and you just know itíll all get wrapped up nicely in a bow at the endÖbut who cares?
Itís getting there thatís fun, and surprisingly poignant.
I really enjoyed it, for what it was.
And kudos mostly to young Ms. Lohan, who at 17 wonít be getting some of the comments I usually make when discussing her older counterparts, but who is deserving of them.
And more importantly, obviously, is her acting, which is really great. Sheís very believable when acting her motherís age.
Nice job indeed Ms. Lohan!