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Beauty vs Beast: Ye Olde Switcheroo Movie

Jason from MNPP here with this week's "Beauty vs Beast" -- this Friday the latest iteration of the freak-filled Halloween franchise hits theaters, but what of another Freaky Friday that cast the great Jamie Lee Curtis in a pivotal role? In 2003 - yes it turned 15 this past August, if you want to feel ancient) Mark Waters' remake of Freaky Friday with Curtis playing mama (then daughter) to daughter (then mama) Lindsay Lohan hit theaters, and it was a great big hit success with everybody. (I mean Jamie Lee should've snagged an Oscar nom, dammit.) So why don't we all eat a fortune cookie and repeat after me...


PREVIOUSLY We ventured back to Wes Anderson's Rushmore last week and y'all took Bill Murray's side in a squeaker (just 53%) - said lylee:

"Team Blume only because Max is so annoying (even though they're both annoying, and Blume in some ways has less excuse to be so immature)! Really, the beauty here is Olivia Williams, whom I found very appealing in this, if a little softer-edged than in her later roles. She's still one of my favorite slightly-below-the-radar actresses out there today."

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JLC will always win over Lindsay Lohan. Always always always!

October 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRob

For clarity:

1. JLC as Tess as Anna
2. LL as Anna as Tess
3. Rosalind Chao
4. Mark Harmon's jawline
5. JLC as Tess
6. CMM's jawline
7. Dottie Robertson
8. Willie Garson
9. LL as Anna

October 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJes V.

So, I only finally saw this last year, and I had been expecting to prefer Jamie Lee Curtis. However, I actually think Lohan is better and funnier! Lohan has a knack for playing double roles, and I laughed more seeing a young person act like an old person.

Jamie is great, too! I think just having almost 15 years of anticipation was a lot to live up to. I know I’m in the minority here or perhaps even alone, but yeah... Lohan was better.

October 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

I adore this movie and these two performances, but I couldn't go against JLC, mostly cause I still frequently quote: "I'M LIKE THE CRYPTKEEPER!"

October 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterchasm301

Lohan is indeed great in this movie—it still pains me to think of what could’ve been had she stayed focused on her talent vs. celebrity—but Curtis is the real MVP, no question. Love that the NYT stanned for her so hard in 2003, as you do, and she should’ve *easily* scored an Oscar nom over the likes of Naomi Watts and even Samantha Morton.

October 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

Lohan is a mess, but she did (still does?) have talent. That being said, I'm not crazy and so I voted for Jamie Lee Curtis.

October 16, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

@Jes V: I like your list. You left out Harry -- Anna's little brother, and a consistently funny part of the movie -- but the bizarre inclusion of Dottie Robertson makes up for it.

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrevity

@Brevity Harry doesn't do anything for me. He's languishing in Freaky Friday loserland with Grandpa, Anna's bandmates and Stacy Hinkhouse.

October 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJes V.

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