Freaky Friday (1976)

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Endearing '76 original may feel outdated to kids.

G 1976 95 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 5+

Wow this one DOES NOT Hold up!

I don't know how the editors here gave this a 4 out of 5 star review. While it is definitely family friendly, more importantly its family boring and family slow. We had just finished watching the Lindsay Lohan version which our 6 and almost 8 year olds really enjoyed. But this one moved at a snails pace, has really poor 70's production values and a poor script. Which is really sad because Jodie Foster is my personal second favorite actress of all time (2nd only to Katharine Hepburn). And she was fine for her age, but the movie was pretty horrible. We only made it about half way through before everyone collectively decided it wasn't worth our time. This is doubly sad because I watched this movie as a tween when it first came out and had fond memories of it. Oh how things change with time!
age 7+

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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