Ealasaid/ August 6, 2003/ Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

Directed by: Mark S. Waters
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould, Chad Murray
Rated: PG for mild thematic elements and some language.
Running Time: 93 min.
Parental Notes: This is a great film for all ages, especially for those who live with a teenager. The film’s message – that life isn’t easy, no matter what your age, and that your family really does love you, no matter how lame they can be at times – is a good one, and the acting is a delight.


Rebellious teens and their moms are traditionally at constant loggerheads, with the youths warbling, “you’re ruining my life!” and the moms trying to be patient. Anna and Tess Coleman are no exception to this rule until a pair of magical fortune cookies cause them to swap bodies in this update of the 1976 movie of the same title.
Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a working mom, a widowed psychologist with two children and a fianc

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