History YMMV / TheParentTrap

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
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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'' 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.
5th Apr '16 9:07:40 AM randomsurfer
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* RecursiveAdaptation: A {{Novelization}} of the film was released, making it a book of the film of the book.
20th Mar '16 1:00:22 PM Zeiss
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** When Lohan and Richardson are crossing the street "Abbey Road" style, parked nearby is a white, classic VW Beetle. Lohan's final film for Disney (so far) became ''HerbieFullyLoaded''.

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** When Lohan and Richardson are crossing the street "Abbey Road" style, parked nearby is a white, classic VW Beetle. Lohan's final film for Disney (so far) became ''HerbieFullyLoaded''.''Film/HerbieFullyLoaded''.
20th Mar '16 12:57:46 PM Zeiss
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** When Lohan and Richardson are crossing the street "Abbey Road" style, parked nearby is a white, classic VW Beetle. Lohan's final film for Disney (so far) became ''Herbie: Fully Loaded''.

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** When Lohan and Richardson are crossing the street "Abbey Road" style, parked nearby is a white, classic VW Beetle. Lohan's final film for Disney (so far) became ''Herbie: Fully Loaded''.''HerbieFullyLoaded''.
20th Mar '16 12:55:08 PM Zeiss
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* HilariousInHindsight: 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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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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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'' 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!''up!''
** When Lohan and Richardson are crossing the street "Abbey Road" style, parked nearby is a white, classic VW Beetle. Lohan's final film for Disney (so far) became ''Herbie: Fully Loaded''.
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