WHAT I LIKED: "High concept," movies tend to work best when they use their idea to go below the surface and test characters or themes in innovative ways. Mark Waters' 'Freaky Friday,' does just that, as it body-swaps a conflicting mother (Jamie Lee-Curtis) and daughter (Lindsay Lohan) so they can live out and emphasise with each other's lives. This makes for lots of comedic moments of course - particularly with Lee-Curtis living as a successful adult with the mind of a grungy teen for the day - but it also makes for a pretty neat way of the pair resolving their conflicts and understanding their struggles.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It's hardly profound, but what it does, it does well.
VERDICT: 'Freaky Friday,' uses its body-swap concept to test its characters, and have a lot of fun along the way.