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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.
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…
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.
Saccharine and overlong, but then I should admit that films like this aren't exactly made for me. Mostly notable for Lindsay Lohan's remarkable dual performance as identical twins. One is British, raised by her mom and therefore "proper,'' while the other is American, raised by her dad and kind of a tomboy. Both, however, are filthy rich, which means that both girls have servants who act as surrogates for the missing parent. Those characters are rather silly, but not as outright offensive as Elaine Hendrix's sexist golddigger character. Despite these shortcomings, it's easy to see why Lohan became a star. Her charisma can barely be contained in these two roles. It would make an interesting (though admittedly perverse) "double feature" with her underrated twin performance in I KNOW WHO KILLED ME.
I think I never saw that film as a kid. Where is Lindsay Lohan british twin? Is she fine?
A real childhood classic!!!
Shame about what's her face now. She was so full of life!!
wonder what lindsay's twin is up to now a days
This movie is clearly ridiculous and CPS should have intervened long before it even takes place but I'm an emotional lesbian piece of shit and Natasha Richardson had the best face.
this was already a good movie but the references to dicaprio and de niro made it a GREAT movie
i could never not love this movie
The ending makes me so emotional. It is great to know that this movie can always brighten my day or morning as it is very early. It never gets old & I cannot wait to watch it again soon. Ha.
This movie is utterly ridiculous, but it's somehow forgivable. Maybe because it doesn't take itself at all seriously? Lindsay Lohan is pretty darn adorable. Very much a situational comedy, or, at least, the absurd situations are what I find most funny about this. Nothing great, but very watchable.
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