The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

DVD - 2005
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An updated version of the 1961 Disney classic about separated identical twins. Hallie and Annie meet accidentally at camp and decide to reunite their divorced parents. Bonus features: a gag reel, the making of the movie, visual effects, and commentary.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Home Video, [2005]
Edition: Special double trouble ed.
ISBN: 9780788859083
Branch Call Number: PN1997 .P3445 2005
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 11, 2017

Never seen this one, but I hear it's terrible compared to the original with Hayley Mills as Susan and Sharon... but again: I've never seen it so idk for sure.

May 02, 2017

The Parent Trap is a wonderful, adorable, and funny family film. Two very similar young girls from completely different worlds meet for the first time at camp, only to find out that they are actually twins who have been separated at birth by their divorced parents. Together, they come up with a scheme to get their parents back together. Young Lindsay Lohan does such an amazing job at playing both Hallie and Annie that you can’t even tell that they are played by the same person. 4.5/5 would recommend.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 07, 2017

Yes, this is a kids' movie, but like Harry Potter, anyone can play. The storyline is winningly sentimental without trafficking in sticky sweetness. The great attraction for me is how skillfully (then-11-year-old) Lindsay Lohan is able to convey two distinct personalities. You willingly accept that Annie and Hallie are each real and unique--and the movie soars accordingly.

Jan 27, 2016

DVD is all scratched up and I had to skip through a few parts. I will bring this to the librarian's attention. This movie should be removed from circulation. Angelfreak101 should have put a note on the movie case about the damaged dvd. Otherwise, it was an okay movie. A new spin on an old movie.

Dec 16, 2015

DVD must be faulty. It skipped a lot and I missed parts of the movie. :(

Jul 30, 2015

Love this movie, it is the best movie ever!! It is about twins finding each other and then the parents split apart and then the dad almost get's married to another women, but then the twins do something to save the mom and dad!


Jul 03, 2014

Well, Ebert liked it.
And I think I get why he did--the late Natasha Richardson is warm, lovely and sweetly vulnerable and she has a nice chemistry with handsome Dennis Quaid, he of the rascally, face-splitting grin.
And Lindsay Lohan is mostly adorable in the role of twin sisters Annie and Hallie, giving the Annie character a very credible British accent (and even giving Californian Hallie a realistically wobbly one, when the girls decide to switch places after encountering each other at summer camp). If you can take this movie strictly at face value, as the airy-light, Disney souffle it was clearly meant to be, I think you'll enjoy it as much as 1961 audiences enjoyed the Hayley Mills original.
Anyone looking more closely at this story is going to have a tough time accepting its premise. Could two adults who supposedly loved each other so much really decide, upon the demise of the marriage, not only to permanently separate their twin children from each other but to divorce themselves as parents from each daughter as well? And upon meeting each other after a ten year absence there are no hard feelings about all this?

May 27, 2014

This disc is damaged and unable to play.

Oct 29, 2013

It's one of my fave I really liked the part where they found out there sisters

Oct 07, 2013

Another American movie in which parents behave inexplicably badly, children are never disciplined for their over-the-top obnoxious/inappropriate behaviour, and interpersonal issues are never examined very closely (c.f. Lizzy Maguire). Somewhat amusing, if only for Lindsay Lohan's fairly credible English accent, which is, oddly, much more certain than that of the late British actress Natasha Richardson. (Too much time spent jetting back and forth between one continent and another, I suppose.) Improbably, Wikipedia describes the movie as a "critical and commercial success". The commercial part I buy, but it strains credulity to imagine this movie as one that would particularly impress the critics. Enjoyable nonetheless. Lindsay Lohan is almost unbearably cute, and provides well-differentiated portraits of identical twins Hallie and Annie. Her acting skills and the real or pseudo-innocence that she displays in the film make me find her current situation all the more heart-rending.

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