History YMMV / TheParentTrap

22nd Oct '16 9:41:51 AM Aruu
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* HarsherInHindsight: On the red carpet for this film, the then-twelve-year-old Lindsay Lohan was asked about doing more movies. She responded that she might in the future, but she wanted to have a normal childhood for a while. At the time, a relief that she wouldn't become a FormerChildStar. Nowadays, she fell headlong into the trap and is one of the most famous examples of her generation.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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On the red carpet for this film, the then-twelve-year-old Lindsay Lohan was asked about doing more movies. She responded that she might in the future, but she wanted to have a normal childhood for a while. At the time, a relief that she wouldn't become a FormerChildStar. Nowadays, she fell headlong into the trap and is one of the most famous examples of her generation.generation.
** Lizzie's heartwarming speech at the end of the remake mentions her and Nick growing old together. Her actress, Creator/NatashaRichardson, later died in a skiing accident when she was just forty five.
15th Oct '16 4:44:33 PM eroock
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** Dennis Quaid plays a father who just got divorced who's kids want him to get back with his wife. Seven years later, Quaid would star in the 2005 remake of ''Film/YoursMineAndOurs'' where he plays a widowed Coast Guard with 8 kids who marries a widowed handbag designer (Rene Russo) with 10 kids. But this time, the kids' goal in that film is the ''total opposite'' of the twins' goal--They want the parents to ''split up!''

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** Dennis Quaid Creator/DennisQuaid plays a father who just got divorced who's kids want him to get back with his wife. Seven years later, Quaid would star in the 2005 remake of ''Film/YoursMineAndOurs'' where he plays a widowed Coast Guard with 8 kids who marries a widowed handbag designer (Rene Russo) with 10 kids. But this time, the kids' goal in that film is the ''total opposite'' of the twins' goal--They want the parents to ''split up!''
3rd Sep '16 7:39:42 PM JamesAustin
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* ValuesDissonance:
** The idea that parents who broke up in a divorce should get back together, no matter how much they fight is odd to 21st century society.
** Averted in the remake. The parents never actually fought and were visibly still very much in love with each other upon reunion. It's mentioned that the main reason for the divorce was "we were both young, we both had stupid tempers" as well as Elizabeth technically not wanting to leave -- she expected Nick to stop her so they could make up but Nick believed she wanted to leave. Now that they've matured and sorted their issues out, they might fare better.
* WhatAnIdiot: Granted, everything had already gone to hell by that point anyway, but Meredith ranting she planned to ship Hallie and Annie off to Switzerland and telling Nick "It's me or them, take your pick" comes across as galactically stupid since they're, you know, his ''daughters,'' one of whom he clearly loves and dotes on, and the other who he hasn't gotten to see in years. Did she really think he was going to pick ''her'' in that ultimatum?
** Yeah, she did. That's the way narcissistic people roll.

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* ValuesDissonance:
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ValuesDissonance: The idea that parents who broke up in a divorce should get back together, no matter how much they fight fight, is odd to 21st century society.
** Averted
society. The remake seems to recognize this, as while the relationship between the parents in the remake. The Hayley Mills version seems a little abusive by modern standards, in the remake, the parents never actually fought fought, and both make mentions of having stupid tempers when they were visibly still very much in love with each other upon reunion.younger. It's mentioned that the main reason for the divorce was "we were both young, we both had stupid tempers" as well as Elizabeth technically not wanting to leave -- she expected Nick to stop her so they could make up but Nick believed she wanted to leave. Now that they've matured and sorted their issues out, they might fare better.
* WhatAnIdiot: Granted, everything had already gone to hell by that point anyway, but Meredith ranting she planned to ship Hallie and Annie off to Switzerland and telling Nick "It's me or them, take your pick" comes across as galactically stupid since they're, you know, his ''daughters,'' one of whom he clearly loves and dotes on, and the other who he hasn't gotten to see in years. Did she really think he was going to pick ''her'' in that ultimatum?
** Yeah, she did. That's
ultimatum? But that's the way narcissistic people roll.
6th Jul '16 10:00:40 PM dsneybuf
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** On the other hand, whether you're more familiar with the Hayley Mills version or the Lindsay Lohan version will probably depend a lot on how old you are.

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** On the other hand, whether you're more familiar with the Hayley Mills version or the Lindsay Lohan version will probably depend a lot on how old you are. The first VHS and DVD of the latter explicitly called it a remake on the back cover, while the newer DVD case does not.
29th Jun '16 8:51:35 PM jameygamer
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* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitches]]: The twins' plan to reunite their parents and get the evil girlfriend out of the picture does hit a few speed bumps, but ultimately works thanks to working the switch gambit and then helping to convince Vicky to go on a camping trip, which they '''knew''' would be a deal-breaker.

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* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitches]]: The twins' plan to reunite their parents and get the evil girlfriend out of the picture does hit a few speed bumps, but ultimately works thanks to working the switch gambit and then helping to convince Vicky Vicky/Meredith to go on a camping trip, which they '''knew''' would be a deal-breaker.
29th Jun '16 8:49:09 PM jameygamer
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* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitches]]: The twins' plan to reunite their parents and get the evil girlfriend out of the picture does hit a few speed bumps, but ultimately works thanks to working the switch gambit and then helping to convince Vicky to go on a camping trip, which they '''knew''' would be a deal-breaker.
15th May '16 11:15:25 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The remake's "11 years and 9 months later" caption gives the implication that Elizabeth got pregnant very quickly after meeting Nick - suggesting that may have been the reason they got married in the first place.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** The relationship between the parents in the Hayley Mills version seems a little abusive by modern standards. In the remake, the parents both make mentions of having stupid tempers when they were younger - but they've clearly matured and they talk through their issues a bit more rationally.
** Hayley Mills's American accent is just about passable in the original. The remake makes one of the twins British, and Lindsay Lohan's accent is much more decent.
** Some viewers of the original are a little shocked at the drastic haircut that Susan has to get - from just past her shoulders to completely short. The remake lessens it to Annie just having her hair cut from elbow length to shoulder length.



* FanDisservice[=/=]FetishRetardant: The appearance of the Butler in the LindsayLohan version, wearing a Speedo. To be fair, he's ''not'' fat or ugly. It's just that for some Americans, there's something uncomfortable about a middle-aged or elderly adult in bathing suit typically worn by the younger generation.
* {{Fanon}}: Some fans like the idea of Vicki in the remake actually being the same Vicki from the original, as a way of tying the two films together. The fact that she's aware of Meredith marrying Nick for his money lends some merit to the notion.
* FirstInstallmentWins:
** The Hayley Mills version had three sequels, the last one coming just nine years before the Lindsay Lohan version. Anyone remember them? The third and fourth got hit especially hard; ''The Parent Trap II'' at least became bundled with the original on DVD.
** On the other hand, whether you're more familiar with the Hayley Mills version or the Lindsay Lohan version will probably depend a lot on how old you are.



* FanDisservice[=/=]FetishRetardant: The appearance of the Butler in the LindsayLohan version, wearing a Speedo.
** To be fair, he's ''not'' fat or ugly. It's just that for some Americans, there's something uncomfortable about a middle-aged or elderly adult in bathing suit typically worn by the younger generation.
* FirstInstallmentWins:
** The Hayley Mills version had three sequels, the last one coming just nine years before the Lindsay Lohan version. Anyone remember them? The third and fourth got hit especially hard; ''The Parent Trap II'' at least became bundled with the original on DVD.
** On the other hand, whether you're more familiar with the Hayley Mills version or the Lindsay Lohan version will probably depend a lot on how old you are.

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* FanDisservice[=/=]FetishRetardant: The appearance of HarsherInHindsight: On the Butler in red carpet for this film, the LindsayLohan version, wearing a Speedo.
** To be fair, he's ''not'' fat or ugly. It's just that for some Americans, there's something uncomfortable about a middle-aged or elderly adult in bathing suit typically worn by the younger generation.
* FirstInstallmentWins:
** The Hayley Mills version had three sequels, the last one coming just nine years before the
then-twelve-year-old Lindsay Lohan version. Anyone remember them? The third and fourth got hit especially hard; ''The Parent Trap II'' at least became bundled with the original on DVD.
** On the other hand, whether you're
was asked about doing more familiar with movies. She responded that she might in the Hayley Mills version or future, but she wanted to have a normal childhood for a while. At the Lindsay Lohan version will probably depend time, a lot on how old you are.relief that she wouldn't become a FormerChildStar. Nowadays, she fell headlong into the trap and is one of the most famous examples of her generation.



** Dennis Quaid plays a father who just got divorced who's kids want him to get back with his wife. Seven years later, Quaid would star in the 2005 remake of ''YoursMineAndOurs'' where he plays a widowed Coast Guard with 8 kids who marries a widowed handbag designer (Rene Russo) with 10 kids. But this time, the kids' goal in that film is the ''total opposite'' of the twins' goal--They want the parents to ''split up!''

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** Dennis Quaid plays a father who just got divorced who's kids want him to get back with his wife. Seven years later, Quaid would star in the 2005 remake of ''YoursMineAndOurs'' ''Film/YoursMineAndOurs'' where he plays a widowed Coast Guard with 8 kids who marries a widowed handbag designer (Rene Russo) with 10 kids. But this time, the kids' goal in that film is the ''total opposite'' of the twins' goal--They want the parents to ''split up!''



* SheReallyCanAct: Anyone who doubts LindsayLohan's capabilities as an actress needs to watch this film, stat.

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* LoveToHate: Both Joanna Barnes and Elaine Hendrix make their respective evil girlfriends so hilariously over the top that they're usually some of the highlights of their respective movies.
* SheReallyCanAct: Anyone who doubts LindsayLohan's capabilities Inverted, as an actress needs to watch this film, stat.is Lindsay Lohan's first film. But it's still a clear indicator that she definitely has some acting talent, especially helping distinguish between each twin, and each one pretending to be the other.
9th May '16 3:40:46 PM AlinhoAlisson
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** Mostly avoided in the remake. It's mentioned that the main reason for the divorce was "we were both young, we both had stupid tempers" as well as Elizabeth technically not wanting to leave -- she expected Nick to stop her so they could make up but Nick believed she wanted to leave. Now that they've matured and sorted their issues out, they might fare better.

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** Mostly avoided Averted in the remake.remake. The parents never actually fought and were visibly still very much in love with each other upon reunion. It's mentioned that the main reason for the divorce was "we were both young, we both had stupid tempers" as well as Elizabeth technically not wanting to leave -- she expected Nick to stop her so they could make up but Nick believed she wanted to leave. Now that they've matured and sorted their issues out, they might fare better.
10th Apr '16 4:35:36 PM watchfullkittycat32
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** Annie and Hallie being "punished until the end of the century" is funny when you realize that the movie takes place in 1998.
5th Apr '16 9:29:05 AM MagBas
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* RecursiveAdaptation: A {{Novelization}} of the film was released, making it a book of the film of the book.
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