A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. The notes show the director's country, name and…
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.
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.
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…
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?
Here's the thing with The Parent Trap, it's the film that launched Lindsay Lohan's career and she's actually very good in this. I hadn't seen this film since I was very young and I was skeptical about watching it again. I loved this film when I was younger because I thought the story was good and funny. The story is about Lohans characters Annie and Hallie. One is from Britain and the other from America and they meet at a camp. At first they're try to one up each other at everything and think that just because they look a like doesn't mean that they're the same. As time goes by both of them start to develop a friendship and…
Film #2 of my Hanging Out with Disney project
(From The Parent Trap soundtrack; www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TQHtOJzxE0)
A remake of Walt Disney's 1961 classic starring Hayley Mills (and one that almost made the list on my project), this remake stars Lindsay Lohan, in her film debut, as two identical twin girls who meet in a girls' summer. camp. Though initially mean to one another, they eventually realize they're twins and the fact that their parents spilt them up when they were babies as part of the divorce agreements. Wanting the family back together, the two agree to switch places to meet the parent they never met, eventually leading up to the point where they have to meet and fall in love again…
My daughter really likes this movie, and that's okay. But, I pretty much loathed this movie. I'm sure this is one of those situations where I'm reading too much into things; but man did this scream, "Look at these cute white people problems, LOL!" That's all the movie is, it's never any better than that and at times it's hard to stomach.
The story of two international identity thieves
This film is perfect and NO ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWISE!!!!
It's not, of course. There are massive plot holes (Why didn't they just use the dog to tell them apart? What happened to Meredith in the end? Did the Concord REALLY fly that fast?), the cast/plot/atmosphere/everything is overwhelmingly rich and white, and the outdated Disney themes do show. Like, every little girl needs a mother and a father in her life, right?
However, it is a remarkably self-aware film that manages to stay relevant and entertaining long after its 1961 predecessor has faded into obscurity. The acting is on point, not just for Lohan but for everyone. The outfits and set design are unabashedly '90s, yet are…
An endearing plot, solid performances, and slapstick drama all combine with gaping plotholes and ludicrous dialogue to produce a perfectly harmless, totally flawed but nonetheless enjoyable family film, which reminds us all of the time when Lindsay Lohan was on course to be a world-class actress.
Harmless, cliche-ridden cheese. I had a pretty good time watching it.
My sister LOVED this movie, so we watched it ALL THE TIME. I know about 90% of the script. Not bad, not great, good. Fine. Natasha Richardson is the MVP by thousands of miles.
I think I saw this a long time ago on video and I think I tried to watch it more recently on an airplane flight (recently being about 3-7 years ago in this case).
This was something I just watched to do while doing some work and painting and Hyunsook was drawn in and we had some fun. Not great, but a lot more fun than I remember seeing it last time.
They were pretty mean towards the prospective stepmother, but she did sort of ask for it...
crisp use of technology via lohan's double trouble persona matched with what seemed so simple, albeit a lot of omitted errors in obvious plot points, yet extremely charming family-oriented story.
what was a sure gold mine to the now befallen child star.
(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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