29 April 2013
Mother and Daughter Relationship in Freaky Friday
A mother-daughter relationship is hard work. In time; comes patience, open ears, an open mind and preparation to communicate with one another clearly and effectively. This relationship is like no other. It is a bond that only a mother and daughter can have with one another. From the day you were born to your last days together, a bond that a mother and daughter have is one that you can never replace, its one no one can ever understand. Your relationship with your mother turns into a learning process, where you know when to pick and choose your battles. It starts when you’re little and continues on throughout your whole life. You have ups and downs, but in time you learn things about one another and grow a new found respect, loyalty, and outlook for one another.
A good relationship that stood out to me most when it came to a mother and daughter connection was in the movie Freaky Friday. A relationship where a teenage rebel and her overworked mother could never seem to see eye to eye, until they switched bodies after reading a Chinese fortune cookie at the same time. This movie shows the relationship between a mother who was played by Jamie Lee Curtis (Tess Coleman) and a daughter who was played by Lindsay Lohan (Anna Coleman).
In one of the excerpts from “I Heard What You Didn’t Say,” Deborah Tannen stated “Through talk, we are comforted; through talk we are hurt.” (I Heard What You Didn’t Say). So even though a mother may say something and come off the wrong way, she is only trying to show that she is concerned and would like to find another way around it.
In the movie Tess is taking Anna and Harry (Anna’s little brother) to school and a conversation starts.
Anna: I’m going to get a little stud here, ok?
Tess: I don’t want my maid of honor looking like a harlot.
Anna: Come on, mom. Everyone’s got one.
Tess: Everyone? Harry, everyone has one....