History Film / TheParentTrap

6th Nov '17 1:22:23 AM benda
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* YouTalkinToMe: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. When Hallie is addressed by Meredith (who she had never seen yet), she responds "You talkin' to me?" - and gets an answer: "[[Film/TaxiDriver What are you, Robert De Niro?]] Yes, I'm talking to you."

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* YouTalkinToMe: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. When Hallie is addressed by Meredith (who (whom she had never seen yet), she responds "You talkin' to me?" - and gets an answer: "[[Film/TaxiDriver What are you, Robert De Niro?]] Yes, I'm talking to you."
6th Nov '17 1:15:46 AM benda
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* YouTalkinToMe: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. When Hallie is addressed by Meredith (who she had never seen yet), she responds "You talkin' to me?" - and gets an answer: "What are you, Robert De Niro? Yes, I'm talking to you."

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* YouTalkinToMe: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. When Hallie is addressed by Meredith (who she had never seen yet), she responds "You talkin' to me?" - and gets an answer: "What "[[Film/TaxiDriver What are you, Robert De Niro? Niro?]] Yes, I'm talking to you."
6th Nov '17 1:14:55 AM benda
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* YouTalkinToMe: [[Parodied ParodiedTrope]]. When Hallie is addressed by Meredith (who she had never seen yet), she responds "You talkin' to me?" - and gets an answer: "What are you, Robert De Niro? Yes, I'm talking to you."

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* YouTalkinToMe: [[Parodied ParodiedTrope]].[[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. When Hallie is addressed by Meredith (who she had never seen yet), she responds "You talkin' to me?" - and gets an answer: "What are you, Robert De Niro? Yes, I'm talking to you."
6th Nov '17 1:14:33 AM benda
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* YouTalkinToMe: [[Parodied ParodiedTrope]]. When Hallie is addressed by Meredith (who she had never seen yet), she responds "You talkin' to me?" - and gets an answer: "What are you, Robert De Niro? Yes, I'm talking to you."
5th Nov '17 12:32:10 PM dsneybuf
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->''"Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah!"''
23rd Aug '17 2:09:01 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* RiddleForTheAges: How ''did'' Annie get three sets of beds and dressers out of a cabin and ''onto the roof'' without any counselors noticing?
13th Aug '17 3:25:03 PM fearlessnikki
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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins AlwaysIdenticalTwins: The girls being identical twins is what allows them to pull the switch off.



* DivorceIsTemporary: The twins actively invoke this.
* DontSplitUsUp

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* DivorceIsTemporary: The twins actively invoke this.
this. A line in the remake notes that neither parent has ever come close to remarrying.
* DontSplitUsUpDontSplitUsUp: The twins' plan is to get their parents back together so they can be together as well.



* GuessWhoImMarrying

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* GuessWhoImMarryingGuessWhoImMarrying: In both films, the twins discover their father about to marry a new woman who's evil.



--> '''Hallie:''' His & Hers kids. No offence, mom, but this arrangement totally sucks."



* {{Identical Twin ID Tag}}s

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* {{Identical Twin ID Tag}}sIdenticalTwinIDTag: The twins start off easily identifiable by their hairstyles, clothing and accents. Throughout the course of camp, they alter their appearances so that they are identical. In the remake, the only way to tell them apart in the third act is by the accents.



* SeparatedAtBirth

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* SeparatedAtBirthSeparatedAtBirth: The twins were separated at some point when they were both babies.



* TwinSwitch

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* TwinSwitchTwinSwitch: The girls swap places to get to know their parents. Later they do the same just to fool them.



* AuthorAppeal: As in many Nancy Meyers movies, the setting is California. Notable because in the original, the story alternated between Boston and California -- and Boston is replaced with London in the remake.

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* AuthorAppeal: As in many Nancy Meyers movies, the setting is California. Notable because in the original, the story alternated between Boston and California -- and Boston is replaced with London in the remake. It also deals with middle-aged people falling in love, as a lot of her films do.



* BritishStuffiness: One of the twins is American and the other is British. Guess which is the proper one and which is the spunky one.

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* BritishStuffiness: One of the twins is American and the other is British. Guess which is the proper one and which is the spunky one. But Annie is an outdoorsy girl too who has no problem camping - in stark contrast to Meredith.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Meredith is established as a BitchInSheepsClothing when Hallie overhears her lying to a reverend, preventing Nick from taking part in a charity event.



* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: The StripPoker payoff at camp.

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* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: The StripPoker payoff at camp.When Annie loses the poker game, she has to strip off and jump into the lake. Naturally Hallie steals her clothes afterwards.



** Meredith talks on the phone to a Reverend Moseby, a character from the original film.



* OldManMarryingAChild: Used as an indirect accusation, delivered with SugaryMalice. When Nick tells his daughter that Meredith is about to become part of the family, she surely understands right away that he's talking about marriage. However, she pretends to innocently misunderstand him and get all ecstatic about how he's finally getting one more daughter by adopting her. Annie (pretending to be Hallie) immediately asks Meredith her age and points out that she's only fifteen years older.
** A similar line happens in the original version ("I always wanted a sister!") but doesn't have the same insinuation as that version of the fiancée clearly looked like an adult.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Happens to both Hallie and Annie, more often to whoever has a British accent at the moment. Often it's the In-Character version of the trope. Lohan had to play four accents -- American, British, American pretending to be British, and British pretending to be American. The latter two had accents slipping. Lohan does a remarkable job in the scene at the hotel where she's basically playing four characters at once -- Hallie, Annie, Hallie pretending to be Annie and Annie pretending to be Hallie. She switches up the accents just enough to do exactly what Hallie and Annie were after (confuse the heck out of Mom and Dad).

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* OldManMarryingAChild: Used as an indirect accusation, delivered with SugaryMalice. When Nick tells his daughter that Meredith is about to become part of the family, she surely understands right away that he's talking about marriage. However, she pretends to innocently misunderstand him and get all ecstatic about how he's finally getting one more daughter by adopting her. Annie (pretending to be Hallie) immediately asks Meredith her age and points out that she's only fifteen years older. \n** A similar line happens in the original version ("I always wanted a sister!") but doesn't have the same insinuation as that version of the fiancée clearly looked like an adult.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Happens to both Hallie and Annie, more often to whoever has a British accent at the moment. Often it's the In-Character version of the trope. Lindsay Lohan had to play four accents -- American, British, American pretending to be British, and British pretending to be American. The latter two had accents slipping. Lohan does a remarkable job in the scene at the hotel where she's basically playing four characters at once -- Hallie, Annie, Hallie pretending to be Annie and Annie pretending to be Hallie. She switches up the accents just enough to do exactly what Hallie and Annie were after (confuse the heck out of Mom and Dad).



* 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.

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* 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. Since British school holidays are usually six weeks, it's unlikely she'd even be allowed to go to Camp Walden in the first place.
26th Jul '17 4:48:49 PM BillWoods
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original book, the father's fiancée is clearly an unsympathetic antagonist, but hardly a villain - she seemed to genuinely like the girls' father (even if attracted to his fame as well), wanted to have her own children with him and only planned to get rid of his daughter (by sending her to boarding school) after the latter came to her house to openly object to their marriage. The fiancée didn't actually get to do anything villainous. However, in both movies she's portrayed as ChildHater and GoldDigger (in the original, she's in fact much richer than her would-be husband) who WouldHurtAChild.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original book, the father's fiancée is clearly an unsympathetic antagonist, but hardly a villain - -- she seemed to genuinely like the girls' father (even if attracted to his fame as well), wanted to have her own children with him and only planned to get rid of his daughter (by sending her to boarding school) after the latter came to her house to openly object to their marriage. The fiancée didn't actually get to do anything villainous. However, in both movies she's portrayed as ChildHater and GoldDigger (in the original, she's in fact much richer than her would-be husband) who WouldHurtAChild.



* {{Disneyfication}}: The original story (and original German adaptation) was far more serious than the Disney movies--the father was distant, the mother was a wreck, and one twin falls ill.

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* {{Disneyfication}}: The original story (and original German adaptation) was far more serious than the Disney movies--the movies -- the father was distant, the mother was a wreck, and one twin falls ill.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The father in both versions toward his gold digger fiancé. She is extremely rude to not only the girls, but also his ''housekeeper.''

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The father in both versions toward his gold digger fiancé. fiancée. She is extremely rude -- to not only the girls, but also his ''housekeeper.''



* OffToBoardingSchool: What would have happened if the fiancee married the father.

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* OffToBoardingSchool: What would have happened if the fiancee fiancée married the father.



* RemakeCameo: Joanna Barnes played Vicki Robinson (the fiancee) in the Hayley Mills version and Vicki Blake (the fiancee's mother) in the Lindsay Lohan version.
* RichBitch: The fiance in both versions. She serves the role as GoldDigger and ChildHater.

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* RemakeCameo: Joanna Barnes played Vicki Robinson (the fiancee) fiancée) in the Hayley Mills version and Vicki Blake (the fiancee's fiancée's mother) in the Lindsay Lohan version.
* RichBitch: The fiance fiancée in both versions. She serves the role as GoldDigger and ChildHater.



* AdultsAreUseless: The Marvas are strangely absent for a lot of scenes where their discipline would be required - especially with the stunt where Hallie and friends had their beds put on the cabin roof. There's also a rather suspicious lack of other counsellors around.
* AuthorAppeal: As in many Nancy Meyers movies, the setting is California. Notable because in the original, the story alternated between Boston and California - and Boston is replaced with London in the remake.

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* AdultsAreUseless: The Marvas are strangely absent for a lot of scenes where their discipline would be required - -- especially with the stunt where Hallie and friends had their beds put on the cabin roof. There's also a rather suspicious lack of other counsellors around.
* AuthorAppeal: As in many Nancy Meyers movies, the setting is California. Notable because in the original, the story alternated between Boston and California - -- and Boston is replaced with London in the remake.



* MadonnaWhoreComplex: 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 black.

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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: 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 black.



** A similar line happens in the original version ("I always wanted a sister!") but doesn't have the same insinuation as that version of the fiancee clearly looked like an adult.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Happens to both Hallie and Annie, more often to whoever has a British accent at the moment. Often it's the In-Character version of the trope. Lohan had to play four accents -- American, British, American pretending to be British, and British pretending to be American. The latter two had accents slipping. Lohan does a remarkable job in the scene at the hotel where she's basically playing four characters at once - Hallie, Annie, Hallie pretending to be Annie and Annie pretending to be Hallie. She switches up the accents just enough to do exactly what Hallie and Annie were after (confuse the heck out of Mom and Dad).

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** A similar line happens in the original version ("I always wanted a sister!") but doesn't have the same insinuation as that version of the fiancee fiancée clearly looked like an adult.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Happens to both Hallie and Annie, more often to whoever has a British accent at the moment. Often it's the In-Character version of the trope. Lohan had to play four accents -- American, British, American pretending to be British, and British pretending to be American. The latter two had accents slipping. Lohan does a remarkable job in the scene at the hotel where she's basically playing four characters at once - -- Hallie, Annie, Hallie pretending to be Annie and Annie pretending to be Hallie. She switches up the accents just enough to do exactly what Hallie and Annie were after (confuse the heck out of Mom and Dad).
21st Jun '17 2:08:21 PM benda
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Maggie is always barefooted in the house of her ex-husband. In what is probably a ShoutOut, the remake has Lizzie walk barefooted outdoors, but only a few steps.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Maggie is always mostly walks barefooted in the house of her ex-husband. In what is probably a ShoutOut, the remake has Lizzie walk barefooted outdoors, but only a few steps.
21st Jun '17 9:30:27 AM tyrekecorrea
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* FirstFatherWins: Gender Inverted. Both Creator/MaureenOHara and Creator/NatashaRichardson get back the guy, while the GoldDigger runs off in defeat.

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* FirstFatherWins: Gender Inverted.Flipped. Both Creator/MaureenOHara and Creator/NatashaRichardson get back the guy, while the GoldDigger runs off in defeat.
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