Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
Here's the thing: this movie is ABSURD. Let's start at the beginning.
-Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson (Nick and Elizabeth) meet on a cruise ship and get married after only a few days because common sense.
-It seems that Elizabeth moves from her hometown of London, England, to Napa, California to be with Nick. Sure, whatever, Napa is cool. Wine and stuff.
-They are married for an unspecified length of time and then have twin girls named Hallie and Annie (or Susan and Sharon, in the original Hayley Mills version, which is also absurd, but has musical numbers).
-When the girls are babies, Nick and Elizabeth decide to divorce. Fine. We all saw that one coming.
-Instead of being rational…
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…
Lindsay Lohan invented twins
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.
dennis quaid u dog!!!!!!!!!
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.
Most movies that I liked as a kid don't really hold up over time. This one absolutely does
The score was so Silvestri-does-family-comedy my liver started to hurt.
The middle section is where this film shines, full of funny gags, captivating plot, and full exploration of the characters (by far the greatest character, in writing, performance, and conception, is Richardson's). And it all culminates in possibly Nancy Meyer's masterpiece, a hectic sequence in the lobby of the Stafford hotel that is emotionally and physically exhausting for all involved, and so she cleverly picks "In the Mood", one of those songs that always tricks you with a false ending and suddenly SNARE and you're back to dancing, and in this sequence Meyer's times all her whip-pans to those snare hits and ugh it's just exhilarating fun; I'd for sure…
This movie is objectively perfect. Fight me.
How is it possible that Dennis Quaid always looks good? Seriously, he's been around for decades and he never looked bad. Ever. Man, what a jerk. It's not fair.
Also not fair: RIP Natasha Richardson. 🙁
And RIP Lindsay Lohan's career. If she kept this momentum going in the late 90s, she coulda made it big.
Anyway, this is a really strong family flick, brought to you by the magical engineers at Disney.
Es lo que tiene ir de vacaciones con tus amigas a un apartamento en el que veraneaba una de ellas cuando era pequeña.
El caso, que la película con mis 20 años me sigue gustando y embobando. Cosas de la life.
cute movie with a predictable and unrealistic plot. The thing that saves it is the great acting by child Lohan. killer British accent
i was out pokemon hunting all day and came home to find this on the tv. so basically 10-year-old me has had the best day of her life and is Cryin right now
dennis quaid u dog!!!!!!!!!
I CRY EVERY SINGLE TIME
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