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In my view, this is the quintessential empathy movie. A mother and a daughter change perspectives about life, love and family responsibilities, after they get to experience one full (hence freaky) Friday in each other's body.
USA, 1930. Mendez is the charismatic master of the small Butterfly Circus, and he leads his troupe through Southern California. Along the way, they perform to bring some light into the dull lives of people.
This movie stars three drag queens (well, two queens and a princess, smile) and teaches marvelous lessons about self-acceptance and empathy. Among the laughs, one learns that genuine acceptance comes from people and places where you least expect it.
Published in 1997, written by Mitch Albom, with the leadership and guidance of his college professor, Morrie Schwartz, this under 200 page volume is full of simple answers to existential questions regarding the importance of human existence.