History Film / TheParentTrap

13th Jul '16 5:02:31 PM ngh93
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*WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Meredith after Nick dumped her?
13th Jul '16 4:51:59 PM toongrrl1990
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* TakeThat: A subtle one to Boston when Susan finds out that Sharon knows nothing about TeenIdol Ricky Nelson and asks if she's from outer space, Sharon replies where she's from and then Sharon snootily replies as though that explains everything; likely more to the Boston elite being very out-of-touch with social changes and fashion.
6th Jul '16 9:57:44 PM dsneybuf
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/File:5193MGB6N8L.jpg case]] of the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/VaultDisneyCollection DVD seems to place ''too'' much emphasis on the parents, to the extent that the movie seems more like an oddly-titled adult romance than a kid-centric comedy.
29th Jun '16 4:06:44 PM Ravenclawed
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Hayley Mills, despite being an English girl playing two Americans from vastly different regions of the United States... pretty much just talks like Hayley Mills.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: OohMeAccentsSlipping: Hayley Mills, despite being an English girl playing Mills plays two Americans from vastly different regions of the United States... pretty much just talks like Hayley Mills.States. From character to character and scene to scene, her accent veers from flat-voweled generic American to vaguely British and back again.
28th Jun '16 6:48:51 PM TonyG
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* VinylShatters

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* VinylShattersShoutOut: The title sequence references Creator/StanFreberg's "John and Marsha" skit twice.
* VinylShatters: When the girls upset the table with the records while fighting.
28th Jun '16 8:21:00 AM Phys101
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I'm sorry! I can't handle this!

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(to Martin) I'm sorry! I can't handle this!


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* ShesGotLegs: Discussed about both Elizabeth and Meredith:
** Martin suggests a LittleBlackDress for Elizabeth with her legs.
** A very drunk ("totally zonked!") Elizabeth attempts to get out of the cab at the hotel feet first, showing serious leg.
--> '''Martin''': Other end, Madam.
** After seeing Nick in the elevator, his arms wrapped around a young lady, Elizabeth refers to her as "luh-GHEE", the British pronunciation of "Leggy".
21st May '16 8:44:28 PM dsneybuf
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* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Wondered by both maids about the GoldDigger dating the Father, not that the Father is ugly, but he's usually a Regular Joe and isn't very witty or "one of those charm fellows", think [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Leonard Hofstadder]] if he was a wealthy rancher.



* WarpThatAesop: Children of divorced parents can, through hilarious hijinx, remind their parents that they love each other and get them back together. Therefore, you children of divorced parents out there in the audience, if your parents remain divorced, it's ''your fault for not trying hard enough to get them back together.''
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Wondered by both maids about the GoldDigger dating the Father, not that the Father is ugly, but he's usually a Regular Joe and isn't very witty or "one of those charm fellows", think [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Leonard Hofstadder]] if he was a wealthy rancher.
19th May '16 5:14:38 PM fearlessnikki
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* CountryMouse, CityMouse: Hallie is the Country Mouse coming from a vast vineyard in Northern California while Annie is the City Mouse coming from downtown London. Played with, though, in that Annie adjusts very well to camping in the forest.

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* CountryMouse, CityMouse: Hallie is the Country Mouse coming from a vast vineyard in Northern California while Annie is the City Mouse coming from downtown London. Played with, though, in that Annie adjusts very well to camping in the forest. Meredith however is a much straighter City Mouse, coming directly from San Francisco.



* IntimateOpenShirt: Meredith suggests Nick wear his shirt with three buttons undone.
--> "I like it when I can see a little chest hair" *Cue* {{Sexophone}}.



* ParentalSubstitute: Chessie acted like a second mother for Hallie and Martine acted like a father to Annie. Makes sense seeing as how they were certain that the girls would never meet their other parent.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Chessie acted like a second mother for Hallie and Martine Martin acted like a father to Annie. Makes sense seeing as how they were certain that the girls would never meet their other parent.



* ShutUpKiss
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: One of the first signs that something is funny about them is the fact that both of them like to eat Oreos topped with peanut butter, which everybody else seems to find disgusting for some odd reason; (try dipping Oreos in peanut butter yourself; they actually go quite nicely together. Yum!)

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* ShutUpKiss
ShutUpKiss: [[spoiler: Nick to Elizabeth as they get back together at the end]].
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: StrangeMindsThinkAlike:
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One of the first signs that something is funny about them is the fact that both of them like to eat Oreos topped with peanut butter, which everybody else seems to find disgusting for some odd reason; (try dipping Oreos in peanut butter yourself; they actually go quite nicely together. Yum!)


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* TheTalk: Meredith tries to give it to Annie!Hallie, but she's more knowledgeable about it than she realises.


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* WiseBeyondHerYears: Annie is definitely more savvy than her eleven years would lead one to believe. She guesses right away that Meredith is a GoldDigger.
* WritersCannotDoMath: The summer camp the girls go to lasts eight weeks, and the post-camp portions of the film probably take up about two weeks at least. British summer holidays usually don't last that long, meaning Annie should be back at school.
15th Apr '16 1:02:16 AM starjammer05
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* LampshadeHanging: The last line of dialogue in the film is Hallie exclaiming, "I can't believe we actually did it!"
14th Apr '16 11:30:31 PM starjammer05
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* GrayRainOfDepression: When it looks like the plan has failed and the two families part, it's pouring down rain in California when Elizabeth and Annie leave and in London when they arrive.
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