The hype for Freaky has been real! The movie was released in cinemas about a month ago, but due to the pandemic, I had to wait until it was on Demand in order to watch it. This genre isn’t even my usual go to and I think I only wanted to check it out because it reminded me of Jennifer’s Body. I am so happy to report that this did live up to my expectations though it did not exceed them. It was a ton of fun though and highly enjoyable.
When Millie (Kathryn Newton) magically swaps bodies with a serial killer by the name of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), she learns that she only has one day, Friday the 13th, to find him and change back or else the swap will become permanent. In The Butcher’s body, Millie needs to convince her friends to help her before time runs out for good.
As you could imagine, this film had a lot of funny moments. In particular, I loved when the two leads had switched bodies and Vince Vaughn had to act like a high school girl. That was something I never thought I would witness and it still cracks me up just thinking about it. Alternatively, Kathryn Newton as a deranged serial killer was kinda genius and sort of bad ass because she didn’t take anybody’s shit.
I also appreciated the supporting cast of characters in Millie’s best friends Nyla (Celeste O’Connor) and Josh (Misha Osherovich), her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton), as well as her sister Charlene (Dana Drori) and her mother Coral (Katie Finneran). The dynamics helped to strengthen the story and made it more relatable.
While I did really like Freaky, I do believe that the extra wait time affected my overall enjoyment. I had built it up for so long in my head which isn’t always a good thing. Still I had a blast while watching and would definitely revisit it again in the future.