History Fridge / TheParentTrap

25th May '17 1:04:01 AM benda
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** Interestingly, for all the {{Disneyfication}} American films underwent compared to the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] and its original German adaptation, they became much more nightmarish in this regard: in the original, nobody at all except the parents themselves knew of the twins (the workers of the summer camp guessed the truth but decided they were not ones to disclose it), the camp was closer to the twins' homes and the girls themselves came to terms with the whole situtation pretty soon (in fact, for all the mutual vicious pranking in American adaptations there's a single unanswered kick in the original).

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** Interestingly, for all the {{Disneyfication}} American films underwent compared to the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] and its original German adaptation, they became much more nightmarish in this regard: in the original, nobody at all except the parents themselves knew of the twins (the workers of the summer camp guessed the truth but decided they were not ones to disclose it), the camp was closer to the twins' homes and the girls themselves came to terms with the whole situtation pretty soon (in fact, for all the mutual vicious pranking in American adaptations there's just a single unanswered kick in the original).
25th May '17 1:03:24 AM benda
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** Interestingly, for all the {{Disneyfication}} American films underwent compared to the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] and its original German adaptation, they became much more nightmarish in this regard: in the original, nobody at all except the parents themselves knew of the twins (the workers of the summer camp guessed the truth but decided they were not ones to disclose it), the camp itself was closer to the twins' homes and the girls themselves came to terms with the whole situtation pretty soon (in fact, for all the mutual vicious pranking in American adaptations there's a single unanswered kick in the original).

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** Interestingly, for all the {{Disneyfication}} American films underwent compared to the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] and its original German adaptation, they became much more nightmarish in this regard: in the original, nobody at all except the parents themselves knew of the twins (the workers of the summer camp guessed the truth but decided they were not ones to disclose it), the camp itself was closer to the twins' homes and the girls themselves came to terms with the whole situtation pretty soon (in fact, for all the mutual vicious pranking in American adaptations there's a single unanswered kick in the original).
25th May '17 1:02:14 AM benda
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* How much therapy would their Mother have had to go through though? Yes, she couldn't control the outcome of the custody agreement, but many mothers have a deep connection with their children, and miss their children to an almost painful level when they're gone for just a few days, much less years, much less ten years. Can you imagine the guilt and emotional and psychological pain that Elizabeth would have gone through after loosing Hallie to Nick?

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* ** How much therapy would their Mother have had to go through though? Yes, she couldn't control the outcome of the custody agreement, but many mothers have a deep connection with their children, and miss their children to an almost painful level when they're gone for just a few days, much less years, much less ten years. Can you imagine the guilt and emotional and psychological pain that Elizabeth would have gone through after loosing Hallie to Nick?


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** Interestingly, for all the {{Disneyfication}} American films underwent compared to the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] and its original German adaptation, they became much more nightmarish in this regard: in the original, nobody at all except the parents themselves knew of the twins (the workers of the summer camp guessed the truth but decided they were not ones to disclose it), the camp itself was closer to the twins' homes and the girls themselves came to terms with the whole situtation pretty soon (in fact, for all the mutual vicious pranking in American adaptations there's a single unanswered kick in the original).
27th Nov '16 12:27:34 AM LadyFanFareKid
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** Also, originally, the only reason that Sammy disliked Annie was because she was a stranger. By the time they all ended up at the resort, Annie had probably spent enough time with him to make him warm up to her.

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** Also, originally, the only reason that Sammy disliked Annie was because she was a stranger. By the time they all ended up at the resort, Annie had probably spent enough time with him to make him warm up to her. Supported by the fact that 'Hal' begged her dad to bring Sammy.
30th Oct '16 6:19:12 PM fearlessnikki
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** Forget the interpersonal dynamics: Who in their right mind would "isolate" two pre-teen children alone in a cabin away from all the others with ''no supervision at all''? Most camp cabins have a counselor assigned to each one to handle problems and oversee behavior. One bad accident and it would be lawsuit city.

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** Forget the interpersonal dynamics: Who in their right mind would "isolate" two pre-teen children alone in a cabin away from all the others with ''no supervision at all''? Most camp cabins have a counselor assigned to each one to handle problems and oversee behavior. One bad accident and it would be lawsuit city.city.
** For all we know there could have been supervision in the form of daily check-ups to make sure the girls were keeping the cabin tidy - we just don't see it. And perhaps they did participate in the other camp activities too. We just focus on the girls learning the details about each other because the other stuff isn't important to the plot.
13th Oct '16 8:13:36 PM ShadowedAngel
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* Meredith could have easily rolled off of the air mattress and fell in the lake and drowned. People can move around a lot in their sleep and if she fell in the water, it wouldn't be much of a stretch for her to be too disoriented to figure out what was going on or be able to figure out which way was up. Hallie and Annie are seriously lucky.
3rd Oct '16 4:37:27 PM maxwellsilver
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** This troper in particular couldn't manage to enjoy the movie because she doesn't find it sweet and tender at all, but horrifying. Seriously, what were those selfish parents thinking?!

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** This troper Me in particular couldn't manage to enjoy the movie because she I doesn't find it sweet and tender at all, but horrifying. Seriously, what were those selfish parents thinking?!
13th Jul '16 5:41:41 PM TheWhistleTropes
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21st Jan '16 8:39:51 AM maisocalled
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* Both girls liking Oreos and peanut butter in the 1998 version seems like a cute and random way to show the girls are alike. Similar twin taste buds, or something the parents used to eat when they were married to each other?
6th Jan '16 4:01:04 AM starjammer05
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*** Who says they would? Also, campers probably only have to stay in the cabin until "the problem is resolved". The twins would have pretended they were still fighting, having themselves restricted for longer and longer, because they needed to spend most of their time together in order to prepare for the switch.

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*** Who says they would? Also, campers probably only have to stay in the cabin until "the problem is resolved". The twins would have pretended they were still fighting, having themselves restricted for longer and longer, because they needed to spend most of their time together in order to prepare for the switch.switch.
** Forget the interpersonal dynamics: Who in their right mind would "isolate" two pre-teen children alone in a cabin away from all the others with ''no supervision at all''? Most camp cabins have a counselor assigned to each one to handle problems and oversee behavior. One bad accident and it would be lawsuit city.
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