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I know the story of Freaky Friday well. I remember seeing several versions of the play when I was a young girl, so when I found out the latest Disney Original Movie was going to be a new take on it, I couldn’t wait to share it with my daughters. From the first moment they saw the previews, they were hooked! And we counted down the days until it aired on The Disney Channel in August. On September 25th, you can bring this super fun movie home to watch time and time again!
My girls both enjoyed this movie – and I really liked the new spin on it. Of course I couldn’t help but compare it to the older versions. I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite versions though. All the music really made it something special and different. Something that I think old and new fans will both enjoy!
About Freaky Friday
A contemporary musical update of the classic comedic story, “Freaky Friday” is based on Disney Theatrical Productions’ stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Blake and her uber-organized mom Katherine, are constantly at odds about Ellie’s messy room, sloppy clothes and seemingly careless attitude. Ellie really misses her dad who passed away a few years ago; she bickers with her younger brother and argues with Katherine who’s getting ready to marry her fiancé, Mike – tomorrow. As mother and daughter quarrel, they accidentally break the treasured hourglass given to Ellie by her father and then, suddenly, they magically switch bodies. Now, Ellie and Katherine must trade places at work and at school, and, during one crazy day, they’ll learn to understand and appreciate each other.