Essay on Analysis Of Freaky Friday And 13 Going On 30

1268 Words Feb 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Everyone can relate to a time in their life when they desired a “picture-perfect” life with lots of friends and all the material things they could wish for themselves. However, they realize that maybe the “picture-perfect” life is not what they expected once it becomes reality. In the films Freaky Friday and 13 Going on 30, the audience follows the lives of the protagonists as they face their wishes to have a “better life”. Throughout the essay, we will examine the audiences, goals, and strategies of these two films, in which we will decide what movie demonstrated the finest job of using the elements to convey the story.
The remake of the original film, Freaky Friday, was released in 2003. The movie is filled with drama and laughter as the main character, Anna Coleman, must live her life in her mother’s body as her mother lives as the daughter, due to a spell cast on them from a fortune in a fortune cookie. Anna’s mother, Tess Colman, and she must learn to adapt to each other’s everyday lives and figure out how to get back to their normal life. The movie 13 Going on 30 follows main character, Jenna Rink, as she makes a wish at her thirteenth birthday party to become an adult. The next morning, Jenna finds herself as an adult and she attempts to live as a responsible adult. In both movies, the audience will follow the characters as they discover that sometimes what you wish for may come true, in which it may not always be the best.
In both films, the directors…

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