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Freaky Friday

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Source: Catholic News Service

Breezy fantasy comedy about a straight-laced, widowed psychiatrist (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her rebellious teen-age daughter (Lindsay Lohan) who both wake up days before the mother is to be remarried only to find out that they have mysteriously swapped bodies thanks to magical fortune cookies. Well-crafted by director Mark S. Waters and buttressed by believable performances, this third retelling of Mary Rodgers' popular children's book navigates a minefield of cliches, while imparting a positive message about family values and generational respect. Complicated thematic elements and some mildly crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested.

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