They’ve always been in each other’s faces. Today they’re in each other’s bodies.
Tess Coleman and her daughter Anna (Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan) have serious communication problems; perhaps that will change when a spell in a fortune cookie makes them switch bodies. This remake of the 1977 Disney movie is good family entertainment. It’s nice to see a script where the characters are thoroughly believable and everyone involved knows how to play them. The two leads perfectly capture each other’s quirks and behavior and this collide between generations becomes frequently amusing. The message about the need to understand one another is predictable, but harmless.
2003-U.S. 97 min. Color. Directed by Mark Waters. Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis (Tess Coleman), Lindsay Lohan (Anna Coleman), Mark Harmon (Ryan), Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky.
Trivia: Jodie Foster, who played the teenager in the original, was allegedly offered to play the mother in this remake; Annette Bening was also offered that part.