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The Parent Trap
Twice the Fun, Double the Trouble.
Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and then plot with each other to switch places. Hallie meets her mother, and Annie meets her father for the first time in years.
May we never forget a time when Lindsay Lohan was still wonderful and the idol of red headed girls everywhere.
This film has so many plot holes you could drive a 747 through them, but I could care less. Who cares about the fact that everyone at the camp is ridiculous for not realising these two are identical twins right away and, you know, getting a counsellor or two in there to deal with this traumatic turn of events? Who cares that these parents were so selfish they never, ever spoke to or saw their other daughter, never a phone call or a postcard or anything? Who cares that if you found out that your parent had been keeping this…
And here she is. Lindsay Lohan, catapulting into the Hollywood spotlight before she dove right off.
She plays twins who switch lives (one lives in Europe, the other in the States) and fool all of those who surround them, including Nastasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid as their divorced parents. This Disney remake is fabulously entertaining, hysterically funny, and super sweet, perfect for the entire family.
And Lohan really is incredible here, completely convincing in her roles (her following effort, "Freaky Friday," proved she was no fluke). It's a shame to see what Lohan has become in the last several years, because she really had something magical here.
A Lindsay Lohan comedy for some reason always manages to make me smile.
I might be the only person who is truly sad she derailed herself and her career so much.
No matter how cheesy the film might come off, it is simply joyful and entertaining.
No twists, it knows how it is going to end, and it gets there.
There is simply something earnest and sincere about seeing two twins who never knew the other existed trying to get their parents back together.
It is clear their parents long for each other and still have feelings toward each other, which make us truly care and hope everything works so well.
Yes, the film is a bit too sentimental with its score and family scenes, but it manages to be funny and touching.
Far from perfect, The Parent Trap has Lohan at one of her career's hights and it simply a delight to watch.
Jesus these kids are annoying. Also why are both parents content with only seeing one kid? Don't they want to see both their children?
Took me this long to re-watch the remake, and I don't care... This movie is fucking magical. The whole England shit is so cringeworthy, such as having the queen on a tin, and that abysmal accent, and there are so many scenes so cheesy, that you'll never look at blue cheese the same way ever again. But i'll be damned if i'm going to sit here and say this isn't one charming ass mother fucking movie.
Oh Lindsay. That's all I have to say about her. I mean, what can you really say? I wonder if she watches this and wonders what she's become.
The Parent Trap gets my approval. I don't love it with the intensity I did as a kid, but I do find it to be a magical movie, which I can get lost in and feel no shame.
It was great and I really liked it. I liked the characters a lot, I thought both the girls were awesome. I enjoyed the start where they were in the cabin together, just them. How they realized they were twins was really funny and happy. I also liked how the mother and father got confused about what kid was which. I would like to see this movie when I am older with my kids and wife!
Purchase History: 1998 Christmas present from my mom.
The Parent Trap is about two girls from completely different backgrounds. Hallie is from California, and Annie is from England. This summer, they’re both going to summer camp. Also, they’ve just found out that they’re twins. It turns out that their parents have been divorced and that each parent kept one twin to raise. So they come up with an idea to switch places to meet each other’s parents. They then decide to reunite their parents. It turns out that their father, Nick (Dennis Quaid) is getting married to a gold digger and it’s up to them to foil the wedding plans. In order for that to happen, they…
this film is v important to me and that is largely because of the precious thing that is elizabeth. I'm always especially moved by her pretty-crying whilst she kisses someone. i still believe that making this film contributed greatly to lohan's eventual collapse, however.
This is the most iconic movie ever made just saying.
It has its moments, but there's also a terribly unnecessary drag factor that weighs down this movie's entire second half. Totally didn't fully realize what a great young performance this was from Lohan, though, and of course all the Disney sap otherwise makes for a both enjoyable and rather conventional family film.
The Parent Trap is such a good movie. With breakout performances by Lindsay Loban. The directing by Nancy Meyers is breathtaking. The score is good. Good movie for all age and it's a movie that a family will enjoy for sure.
I was four when I saw this in theaters. I couldn't watch the scene when they get their ears pierced, freaked me out. Will forever be the thing I remember about the parent trap.
who could be mad at this movie it's so great
We thank you, Father, for the gift of Lindsay Lohan who came to our earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of The Parent Trap because she loved and was loved within its shelter. Bless us this day; may we grow in love for each other in our family and so give thanks to you who are the maker of all parent traps and our abiding peace.
movies directed by women,
Here's the other list I published at the same time:
100 Highest Rated Entries on Letterboxd Directed by Women.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…