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.
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?
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…
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…
It's really terrible. Very conservative in disturbing ways, and Why are they so rich?!?
But it's terrible in very entertaining ways.
Where it does succeed is in it's very fun watchable tone which makes it a fun bad movie to watch as opposed to painful.
Is there any movie that it is more important than this one? Such a classic! I have been watching this movie since I was a child. I have watched it over 5 times and it never gets old.
ahhh nostalgia much
Oh yeah,never told ya you had a twin, I also didn´t plan to ever meet or contact her either, but whatever, I love you both so much and lolz, why don´t your other parent and I get married again and we can have a happy family, all right?
This plot, seriously.
You´re seriously telling me nobody at camp realizes that they look exactly the same and concludes they´re twins?And these two do not have to go see, I dunno, a counsellor or something seeing that this is a pretty traumatic event- I have a twin I didn´t know about, our parents never cared to tell us about this, my Mom/Dad apparently didn´t give enough shits to go see me once…
this movie is actually sad as fuck it is NOT a cute comedy
I liked this much better on a rewatch, mainly because Lindsay Lohan was such a good performer as a child actress, here in a dual role as identical twins (one British, one American) who have grown up apart because their parents took one child each when they parted.
Set aside this selfish and unlikely premise and instead enjoy the humour of this charming family film, which I used to rate below the Hayley Mills classic, but now I'm not so sure.
Inoffensive family film that the kids enjoyed.
Though I always try (and almost always succeed) to separate the personal lives of an actor or director from his artistic output, I could not help but feel a little blue when watching this film. Lindsay Lohan's decline has been very lamentable, for her performances in this romantic comedy are easily the two best things about the film, and quite possibly the only good things about it. Lohan creates two very distinct personalities, and she can switch back and forth between them with ease. She even masters the difficult challenge of playing each twin pretending to be the other by giving very nuanced performances that use simple accents or intonations to get their point across. While she is still very…
I like this film way too much
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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