The Parent Trap 1998

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Hallie and Annie are identical twins who are separated at birth when their parents divorce. Hallie is raised by her dad and Annie by her mum - both are unaware of the other's existence, until they end up at summer camp in Maine together. There they make a plan to swap places and bring their wayward parents back together.

Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson
Runtime:
2 hours 2 minutes

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The Parent Trap

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family
Director Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer
Starring Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson
Supporting actors Lindsay Lohan
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Redfearn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 July 2006
Format: DVD
I must admit, I was reluctant to view this film because I am such a great fan of the original (1961, Hayley Mills, Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara) so I couldnt possibly think this version would be anywhere near as good. After first viewing, I was soon proved wrong because its such a wonderful version which will appeal to many adults and children. Lindsay Lohan making her debut here at the grand young age of 11 years plays the twins Annie and Hallie. They meet by accident at a summer camp and hate each other on sight. When they discover that they are actually twin sisters, they bond, and develop a plan to get their parents, the wonderful Dennis Quaid and the lovely Natasha Richardson back together again. Its a laugh a minute, with a few emotional scenes thrown in for good measure. Although the first version was a great succes, and its still enjoyable today, take this one and accept it on merit. A charming family film which everyone can enjoy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By crazykat on 3 Jan 2007
Format: VHS Tape
I absolutely love this movie! I could keep watching this over and over again! Definitely one of the best family movies i have ever watched.

I would rate nothing less than 10! The acting is great! The plot is brilliant, and so on.

I love the general story though, about two girls Annie and Hallie, in which meet at a summer camp, unexpectedly, not even realising they are each others sister at first, which becomes a huge shock to them both. The girls are not compatible at all at first, they play a few tricks with each other, not getting along at all. Then later on, when they are put in an isolation cabin together, they begin to get along. But fun starts when both twins make an idea of switching places, Hallie goes to London to meet her mom and Annie goes to California to meet her father, after many years of their parents splitting. However, can they reach their goal of bringing their parents back to together again? Fun and laughter throughout. See it!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Feb 2004
Format: DVD
Annie is thrilled to be going to camp in America. She is horrified to discover a girl who looks just like her, however. Hallie is equally upset, and they start playing mean tricks on each other. When they are isolated as a result, they get to talking and discover that they are twins. They plot to switch places for two reasons. First, they want to meet their other parent. Second, and more importantly, they hope to reunite their parents. Complications greet Annie as Hallie in California when she discovers that their dad has gotten engaged over the summer. His fiancee is a truly horrid woman who will make everyone's lives miserable. But what can the girls do to change things?
This is pretty much a faithful remake of the original just updated for the 90's. Lindsay Lohan bravely steps into Hayley Mills' famous double roll, and pulls it off with style. This is her big screen debut, and she handles the rolls and the special effects with ease, seeming to switch characters convincingly at will. This is a young actress to watch. Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson are wonderful as the parents caught in the trap. They have incredible chemistry. Frankly, I never found the romance in the original that believable, but this movie has romance in spades. There are some truly great comic moments in the film and plenty of subtle hat tips to the original without slowing down the movie.
The DVD is simple, just the movie. This was one of the first films that Disney released in the then new format, so that helps explain the lack of extras. The film does look great in widescreen and sound great in surround, however.
As with any remake, there will be fans of one over the other. Personally, this one edges out the original, but not by much. There is plenty of charm and humor here to entertain without taking a thing away from the original. If you approach with an open mind, you just might find a place in your heart for this one right beside the other.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jan 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This film is the ultimate film for making u feel good if u feel a bit down. It is sassy, fun, sweet, and above all the soundtrack to the film is wonderful- especially the opening number as Elizabeth and Nick are getting married, it is soft big band jazz, and makes the film feel classy and not childish. Th e plot is simple and yet it is snappy and as I have said, the music fits the scenes perfectly- it says everything that the characters dont! This is definately THE film to buy if u need a bit of cheering up bcos it is so sweet!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Nov 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Wow. I've seen this movie probably 20-plus times, and I never get tired of it. The music is especially wonderful, with many classics from Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, the Beatles, and others. I have the soundtrack, and it is the bomb. Very cute wardrobes too!!! Lindsay Lohan is a great actress!!!
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By A Customer on 5 Feb 2004
Format: DVD
I think I finally figured out why they set one of the twins in London for the remake: to get even for Hayley Mill's accent in the original movie. ;-) Accents aside, Lohan equals Hayley in charisma and acting talent. (As a result, it's been very sad seeing what has happened to the maturing Lindsay of late.)

Nice supporting cast, too. Not only was I enchanted by the very warm and very pretty Natasha Richardson in this, I thought the chemistry between her and Dennis Quaid should have been a tip to producers to use them together more.

For me, this remake is better than the original.

Oh, Kevin: "The 101" probably refers to the convention in colleges of calling the first, introductory classes of a subject "101", such as, "Economics 101".
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