Freaky Friday (2018)

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Musical reboot's heartwarming themes are great for families.

NR 2018 90 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 13+

Awful song about parents lying

I would have scored this higher as the kids seemed to be enjoying it, but then there was a song about parents lying about Santa Claus and magic and suggesting that when we praise our children we’re really lying to them and they’re not really good at anything. That’s just a horrible message - why would we want our kids to doubt everything? So I wish we had avoided this film.
age 13+

Way better than the other two!! (my opinion)

**CALLING ALL MUSICAL LOVERS** This is a musical! I didn't know that it was a musical until the main characters busted out singing and dancing! I was shocked! I personally LOVED it! It was much cleaner than the last remake and I recommend over the first two versions. There are low and plunging tops and short skirts/shorts on the main characters and extras. Like for most of the movie... The main family is mixed. Black dad and white mom/kids. There is a lot of diversity in this movie, and I think it makes it feel real, so I applaud Disney! The daughter is grieving from her dad's death 5 years earlier. Her grief led to her being on the rebellious side, such as getting a belly button piercing. The daughter calls her brother names such as, "nerd face", etc. which helps tear him down leading to him running away from home. Cute little romance mixed in the plot line. Mother and daughter realize to switch back they need to confess their love for each other (**cough cough kinda like Frozen cough cough**) This does seem to be a movie for teenagers (girls) and their mom's. Like a mother daughter movie. I watched it with my 13-year-old sister and she was a bit bored, but I am 18 (female) and loved the balance of everything! And I love musicals so I'm a bit biased XD

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