On the surface, Freaky Friday has all the signs of being awful — horrible trailer, atrocious poster (Jamie Lee Curtis dressed like a middle-aged Avril Lavigne), and the presence of Mark Harmon. I don’t mean to disparage Harmon, whom I actually think is a sold, reliable actor. It’s just that since the late 1980s, the moviegoing public has inexplicably and repeatedly rejected him like snobby prom queens.
Plus, it’s a Disney live-action movie. Need I say more?
So, imagine my surprise, when I walked out of the multiplex with a bounce in my step and a smile on my face. Freaky Friday, is disarming, charming fun. And it features two terrific performances — one from 17-year-old beauty Lindsay Lohan and the other from Curtis, who hasn’t had a chance to let loose in years. And I don’t mean in a True Lies kind of way, fellas.
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