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The Parent Trap (Bilingual)

Dennis Quaid , Natasha Richardson , Nancy Meyers    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)
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What makes the Special Edition of THE PARENT TRAP so cool isn't just that you get to enjoy Lindsay Lohan's amazing theatrical debut, but that's it's filled with bonus materials you've never seen before. Hallie Parker, a hip Californian, and Annie James, a proper London miss (both played by Lohan) are identical twins who don't even know each other exists -- until they accidentally meet at summer camp. Now they're up to their freckles in schemes and dreams to switch places, get their parents (Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson) back together, and have the family they've always wished for!


If you were a kid in the early 1960s, then you saw The Parent Trap with Hayley Mills--it's as simple as that. Now Disney has pulled the beloved comedy--about a pair of twins who meet for the first time at summer camp and vow to reunite their long-divorced parents--out of the mothballs and remade it with a decidedly '90s feel. This time, the twins act is performed by newcomer Lindsay Lohan, who plays both Hallie and Annie, who each live with one of their parents (Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson). Adversaries when they first meet at camp, Hallie and Annie become, well, sisters when they figure out that they are siblings. The comedy springs from their efforts to sabotage Dad's impending marriage to the gold-digging Elaine Hendrix, while reintroducing Dad to Mom. Quaid has a nice, loosey-goosey way with slapstick, as does Richardson, who plays a very funny drunk scene. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE...DOUBLE YOUR FUN... July 19 2006
By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER
I saw this re-make most reluctantly. After all, I thought, how could it compare to the original blockbuster hit of the same name, which starred the adorable British actress, Hayley Mills? Well, to my complete surprise, this film is a winner in its own right. Reprising the dual roles played by Hayley Mills, a young Lindsay Lohan, in her silver screen debut, is surprisingly effective and adorable, making the dual roles her own.

For those of you unfamiliar with the premise of the film, two girls, Hallie Parker and Annie James (Lindsay Lohan), meet at summer camp. They look exactly alike. One lives with her father, while the other lives with her mother. They soon figure out the previously unknown but inescapable fact that they are twins, separated shortly after birth, each of whom lives with one of their biological parents. They both long to know the parent that is missing from their respective lives. So, they concoct a plan that will allow them to do so, leading to a scheme to reunite their estranged parents. They simply switch places, when it comes time to return home. Their reunion scheme is almost derailed, however, when their biological father seems to have romantic designs on someone else.

This comedic caper focuses on the intrigues of the twins as they try to get the potential usurper out of their father's life and re-unite their parents. Lindsay Lohan is simply terrific in the dual roles of Hallie and Annie, infusing a great deal of charm and personality into her portrayal of the twins. Natasha Richardson is wonderful in the role of the mother, Elizabeth James. While she lacks the feistiness of Maureen O'Hara, who originally played the role, Ms. Richardson manages to make the role her own with her low-key charm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars has more heart than the original Dec 13 2008
By falcon
this remake of the 1961 version is actually a pretty decent movie.i
found it engaging and high energy.the characters had some personality
and depth to them,especially the mother and father,played By Dennis
Quad and Natasha Richardson.as well,the story has some heart,and is
very touching.also,this is the film debut of Lindsay Lohan,who was 11
at the time,and steals the show. i found her very engaging,convincing
and likable.this version is almost the same as the remake,but the story
is a bit expanded,and the movie is a bit more fun.at least i though
so.it's a family friendly film,and adults should be entertained as
well.my vote for the 1998 version of The Parent Trap: 3/5
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By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
I am sure the reason "The Parent Trap" was airing on cable television last weekend was not because of Lindsay Lohan's arrest this past week but more because this past Friday "I Know Who Killed Me" opened. So you have to appreciate that they are showing Lohan's first movie on television the same weekend that what may well be her last movie is opening in theaters. It is hard to watch this 1998 remake of the 1961 Haley Miles film of the same name, which is an American version of the German story "Das Doppelte Lottchen" by Erich Kästner filmed in 1950, and not wonder what happened to sweet little Lindsay Lohan. Watching this version again I kept thinking of Rob Schneider's joke on "The Tonight Show" about Lohan being worried about losing jobs to the English chick that played opposite her in "The Parent Trap" (Erin Mackey was the acting double, but that is not who he mean), but the basic situation is way too sentimental to be caustic and cynical for too long when watching this movie again.

My problem with this movie is neither Lohan nor her performance, but rather the parents and the premise. I am tempted to review "The Parent Trap" as a horror film. You have these two people, Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson), who get married and after the birth of twin girls not only get a divorce but decide that to guarantee they never have to see each other ever again they will each take one of their infant daughters and go their separate ways, she to London, England and he to Napa Valley, California.
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When this film was originally released in theatres, I had no desire to see it because I didn't think it could possibly live up to the Hayley Mills version. Years later, I was flipping channels and saw it featured as the Disney movie of the week, and I fell in love with it! This version is even BETTER than the original! So much of the plot mimics the original story (twin girls separated at birth reunite and scheme to get their parents back together), and the small deviations are wonderful, like having one of the twins speak with a British accent (so cute!).
Lindsay Lohan is absolutely adorable in her dual role: I don't think I've ever seen a little girl as charming as she is! Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson are a wonderful couple, and Elaine Hendrix is perfect as the girls' evil stepmother-to-be. Fans of the original "Partent Trap" will enjoy seeing Joanna Barnes in her cameo role as Meredith's mother, Vicki: a great tribute to the character she played in the 1961 version of the film).
The music in this film is fantastic, and I highly suggest that you purchase the soundtrack in addition to the DVD. However, the one disappointment in this film is that the twin Lindsays don't do a modernized version of "Let's Get Together," which is the song that the twin Hayleys performed for their parents in the original film. in fact, there's no real musical number in this version at all (although they do briefly pay tribute to the classic song).
Overall, though, this movie is FABULOUS: I'm still kicking myself for not having gone to see it in the theatre, but I'm thrilled to own the DVD!
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Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Jenner
5.0 out of 5 stars The Parent Trap
I had never seen this one saw the one with Hally Mills way's back in the days, but this one is cute and funny love Lindsay Lohan, I have some of her movies she is very good
Published 4 months ago by Sue Le Blanc
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical family movie
Modern version of the original Parent Trap. First one was better but this one is good although predictable. The kids enjoyed it.
Published 6 months ago by Jonathan Wood
4.0 out of 5 stars Normally I hate remakes
This Movie turned me into a Lindsay Lohan fan because this remake was no walk in the park I am ot saying its the original but they updated it and did their own thing One sister was... Read more
Published 8 months ago by ken Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars parent trap
great dvd and movie. loved to watch it over and over again. good quality and features. would recommend it for all ages
Published 9 months ago by Laurie Vanderhaeghe
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
This item was rated as used-good. The write up indicated that there were little to no marks inside the book and shows little wear. This is all true. Read more
Published 10 months ago by R. Kapitoler
5.0 out of 5 stars family will love
Really good, really funny too and loved it since i first saw this movie!! Always good and kids will love! I recommend it!
Published 16 months ago by LiLy
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this Movie
My youngest daughter loves to watch movies over and over. This is a great family movie that is timeless and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Published on Dec 13 2011 by Jeannie dunlop
5.0 out of 5 stars The Parent Trap
This is such a fabulous movie. This is Lindsay Lohan's debut movie and she shines as both Annie and Hallie. Read more
Published on Dec 24 2005 by Mrs. P. G. Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Holes!
I used to have this movie on video tape, but I decided to donate it to Salvation Army and get it on DVD, because I like DVDs better. I had the movie Holes on DVD, too. Read more
Published on July 8 2004 by Chen Yee
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