History YMMV / TheParentTrap

5th Mar '17 9:00:08 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Hallie in the remake comes quite close as well. She initiates all the arguments (pulling Annie into the water, stealing her clothes), behaves like a spoiled brat in the isolation cabin and forces Annie to deal with all the drama surrounding Nick's relationship with Meredith because she wants to spend more time with her mother. And there's the fact that Annie is forced to both cut her hair ''and'' get her ears pierced, all Hallie has to do is change her accent.

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** Hallie in the remake comes quite close as well. She initiates all the arguments (pulling Annie into the water, stealing her clothes), behaves like a spoiled brat in the isolation cabin and forces Annie to deal with all the drama surrounding Nick's relationship with Meredith because she wants to spend more time with her mother. And there's the fact that Annie is forced to both cut her hair ''and'' get her ears pierced, all Hallie has to do is change her accent.accent, though Hallie does point out that she can't exactly unpierce her ears.
9th Jan '17 9:22:34 PM toongrrl1990
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** Something they may have inherited from their mother. Maggie/Elizabeth decided to state that Vicky/Meredith would go instead, likely because they figure the younger women would not have fared well on the trip and become something of TheLoad. It was a stealth way of proving how they are fit compared to the younger and flashier woman.
8th Jan '17 11:10:30 AM ngh93
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** 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.

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** 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.in 2009 at age 45.
22nd Dec '16 2:32:35 AM lilithmercy
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** This film started Lindsay Lohan's career. [[Film/IKnowWhoKilledMe Another film]] where she played twins was the nadir of her downward spiral that pretty much killed her career.
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.
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