Freaky Friday vs. Freaky Friday

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1976

I just watched both for the first time and thought each was delightful, but I'm going to have to give it to the remake for having a stronger emotional through line and less cringeworthy male characters—I wanted Barbara Harris to divorce Sean Astin's sexist domineering ass at the end of the 1976 film. I don't like the remake's introduction of token Magical Asians, though, and I thought the younger brother character was less stereotypical in the original. Great performances from the leading actresses in both films.