History Film / TheParentTrap

20th Sep '16 3:50:08 PM jrh150482
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* EvilDetectingDog: Susan isn't exactly evil, but Sharon's dog still figured out that she's an impostor much earlier than the father and the maid do. The same happens in the remake.

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* EvilDetectingDog: Susan Sharon isn't exactly evil, but Sharon's Susan's dog still figured out that she's an impostor much earlier than the father and the maid do. The same happens in the remake.
3rd Sep '16 5:45:17 PM JamesAustin
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A Creator/{{Disney}} live-action film that has been filmed twice. The 1961 original starred Hayley Mills and yielded three sequels which are hard to fit into one continuity (and are [[FirstInstallmentWins pretty much forgotten about]]). The 1998 remake starred a [[SheReallyCanAct (surprisingly brilliant)]] young Creator/LindsayLohan, Dennis Quaid, and the late, marvelous Creator/NatashaRichardson.

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A ''The Parent Trap'' is a Creator/{{Disney}} live-action film that has been filmed twice. The 1961 original starred Hayley Mills and yielded three sequels which are hard to fit into one continuity (and are [[FirstInstallmentWins pretty much forgotten about]]). The 1998 remake starred a [[SheReallyCanAct (surprisingly brilliant)]] young Creator/LindsayLohan, Dennis Quaid, and the late, marvelous Creator/NatashaRichardson.
3rd Sep '16 9:44:35 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationExpansion: The orginal movie ended with Mitch and Maggie falling back in love.
* AdultsAreUseless: What kind of summer camp are the Marvas running? There was a for profit poker game taking place after lights out in a cabin, a girl allowed to go skinny dipping after dark, allowing a prank war to continue for as long as it did, allowing and apparently not noticing or questioning one camper who had her hair cut overnight as well as having her ears pierced.
** Not to mention the pointless punishment of the isolation cabin.
** And the fact that the Marvas seem to be the ''only adults in the whole camp''

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* AdaptationExpansion: The orginal original movie ended with Mitch and Maggie falling back in love.
* AdaptationalNationality: The original film had both twins as Americans (though ironically played by a British girl), while the remake makes one twin British. By extension, the mother becomes British and so does her father.
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AdultsAreUseless: What kind of summer camp are the The Marvas running? There was a are strangely absent for profit poker game taking place after lights out in a cabin, a girl allowed to go skinny dipping after dark, allowing a prank war to continue for as long as it did, allowing lot of scenes where their discipline would be required - especially with the stunt where Hallie and apparently not noticing or questioning one camper who friends had her hair cut overnight as well as having her ears pierced.
** Not to mention
their beds put on the pointless punishment cabin roof. There's also a rather suspicious lack of other counsellors around.
* AuthorAppeal: As in many Nancy Meyers movies,
the isolation cabin.
** And the fact that the Marvas seem to be the ''only adults
setting is California. Notable because in the whole camp''original, the story alternated between Boston and California - and Boston is replaced with London in the remake.



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Elizabeth and Meredith act as the blondes, depending on the scene. Chessy is the brunette, while the twins are the redheads.



* BritainIsOnlyLondon: Justified since Elizabeth is a successful fashion designer and would naturally be based in London.



* ChekhovsSkill: During the poker game, Hallie mimics Annie's voice. This also acts as {{Foreshadowing}} that she's got a good ear for imitating voices.



* FootFocus: When (drunk!) Elizabeth arrives at the San Francisco hotel, she gives Martin her bare foot instead of her hand.



* HeavySleeper: Annie and her bunkmates. The girls from Hallie's cabin booby trap Annie's cabin while Annie and her cabinmates were asleep. This included pouring honey on one girl, shaving cream on another, stringing the entire cabin, placing water balloons to fall on the girls, and placing feathers on the top of the ceiling fan so that they would float down when the fan was turned on, which was also booby trapped by pulling on a certain string. That had to take hours and involve ladders moving around the cabin.
** Justified with Meredith on the camping trip. She stated she was going to take a sleeping pill.

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* HeavySleeper: HeavySleeper:
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Annie and her bunkmates. The girls from Hallie's cabin booby trap Annie's cabin while Annie and her cabinmates were asleep. This included pouring honey on one girl, shaving cream on another, stringing the entire cabin, placing water balloons to fall on the girls, and placing feathers on the top of the ceiling fan so that they would float down when the fan was turned on, which was also booby trapped by pulling on a certain string. That had to take hours and involve ladders moving around the cabin.
** Justified with Meredith on the camping trip. She stated she was going to take a sleeping pill.



* LittleBlackDress: Martin, Elizabeth's butler and friend, suggests she take one on the trip to see Nick and switch the girls back. She's actually wearing it when they all go out to dinner.

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* LittleBlackDress: LittleBlackDress:
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Martin, Elizabeth's butler and friend, suggests she take one on the trip to see Nick and switch the girls back. She's actually wearing it when they all go out to dinner.dinner.
** Meredith is also wearing one when Nick meets her parents at the hotel, though she covers it with a coat later in the day.



* TheMagicPokerEquation

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* TheMagicPokerEquationMadonnaWhoreComplex: Done subtly. Elizabeth - the wholesome mother - is given a more earthy look, with soft make-up and modest clothes. Meredith - the vampy evil girlfriend - is done up in sexier clothes, with more fashionable hair and make-up. Further underlining things is the colours they wear in the first scene they appear in together - Elizabeth in [[WomanInWhite white]] and Meredith in [[WomanInBlack black]].
* TheMagicPokerEquation: When Annie and Hallie play poker, Annie gets straight in diamonds while Hallie gets a royal flush.



* MythologyGag: A few sentences from "Let's Get Together" song (made famous in the Hayley Mills version) are hummed/spoken by Lindsay Lohan at one point.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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A few sentences from "Let's Get Together" song (made famous in the Hayley Mills version) are hummed/spoken by Lindsay Lohan at one point.



* ParentService: Meredith's outfits are usually tight, flattering and showing plenty of leg.



* ParentsKnowTheirChildren: Sort of--the father looks each twin in the eye and declares which one is Hallie; however, it's not made clear if he's right, since the twins keep playing up the charade and make him question his own judgment.

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* ParentsKnowTheirChildren: Sort of--the father looks each twin in the eye and declares which one is Hallie; however, it's not made clear if he's right, since the twins keep playing up the charade and make him question his own judgment.judgement.



* ScatterBrainedSenior: Marva Sr, though with a bit of lampshade hanging. She believes she's been talking to the same girl when she first meets both Annie and Hallie.
--> "First day of camp, you'll have to excuse the old girl."



* SheCleansUpNicely: Nick has a reaction like this when Elizabeth gets dressed up for the dinner on the ship because he's only seen her half hungover though of course the audience has seen her looking flawless before.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Nick has a reaction like this when Elizabeth gets dressed up for the dinner on the ship because he's only seen her half hungover hungover, though of course the audience has seen her looking flawless before.



** 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".

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** 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"."leggy".


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* TrueBlueFemininity: Annie, the more graceful and feminine of the twins, wears a blue dress for the dinner with the parents.
23rd Aug '16 6:12:58 AM ClatoLawa
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* NoSympathy: In the 1961 version, Susan and her bunkmates slip into Sharon's cabin and trash the place while Sharon and her bunkmates are asleep. Even though the damage is clearly the work of saboteurs, Sharon and her bunkmates are punished for having a messy cabin. The 1998 version makes more sense, with the cabin sabotage being the climax of the prank war that gets them both in trouble.

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* NoSympathy: In the 1961 version, Susan and her bunkmates slip into Sharon's cabin and trash the place while Sharon and her bunkmates are asleep. Even though the damage is clearly the work of saboteurs, Sharon and her bunkmates are punished for having a messy cabin. The 1998 version makes more sense, with the cabin sabotage being the climax of the prank war that gets them both in trouble.trouble, and Annie being responsible for inviting Marva inside to get caught in Hallie's trap rather than warning her from the window.
12th Aug '16 4:11:46 AM DeepRed
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A Creator/{{Disney}} live-action film that has been filmed twice. The original starred Hayley Mills and yielded three sequels which are hard to fit into one continuity (and are [[FirstInstallmentWins pretty much forgotten about]]). The remake starred a [[SheReallyCanAct (surprisingly brilliant)]] young Creator/LindsayLohan, Dennis Quaid, and the late, marvelous Creator/NatashaRichardson.

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A Creator/{{Disney}} live-action film that has been filmed twice. The 1961 original starred Hayley Mills and yielded three sequels which are hard to fit into one continuity (and are [[FirstInstallmentWins pretty much forgotten about]]). The 1998 remake starred a [[SheReallyCanAct (surprisingly brilliant)]] young Creator/LindsayLohan, Dennis Quaid, and the late, marvelous Creator/NatashaRichardson.
27th Jul '16 5:02:37 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.
27th Jul '16 4:56:41 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.
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.
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