A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. To make the list manageable, I'm adding 1…
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?
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!
Film Number 16 of Aditya's Scavenger Hunt Challenge No. 3
Day 12, Task No. 19 - A film featuring twins or conjoined twins
The Parent Trap
Objectively, this film is probably worth 3.5 stars, due to the slightly alarming number of plot holes. But honestly, who cares about the plot holes when the film is just so damn enjoyable!
The Parent Trap tells a story we all know by now: twins who live on different continents meet each other for the first time at summer camp, and decide to switch places in order to get their divorced parents back together. Like I said before, lots of plot holes, because really, how long does it take for one to realise that…
Un clásico, no me canso de verla.
This is a weird film. Its a plot that doesn't make any sense and its pretty unbelievable. That being said, this film is a lot of fun and actually a pretty heartfelt story, once you get over the distributing fact that these parents allowed themselves to never see their daughters. I wouldn't say its the greatest piece of film but its a fun family movie that has some pretty touching moments. A good childhood classic.
trapped my heart forever
I've always heard great things about The Parent Trap, from Lindsay Lohan's acting to how the film pulls off turning her into a twin. BUT I was worried going into this that everyone was just having a serious nostalgia trip, so I had measured expectations.
In the end, for my first viewing I was seriously impressed by this film. Lindsay shows she really was a fantastic actress, especially for her age, and the film did an incredibly convincing job of making two of her. If I didn't know any better I would say there were really twins on the set! I also found that the The Parent Trap's 90's quaintness actually works in it's favour rather than dating it.
Overall, The Parent Trap really is a worthwhile watch that actually deserves all the praise it can get. I wish I had watched this when I was a kid!
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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