History YMMV / TheParentTrap

24th May '17 6:54:19 AM benda
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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. The remake seems to recognize this, as while the relationship between the parents in the Hayley Mills version seems a little abusive by modern standards, in the remake, the parents never actually fought, and both make mentions of having stupid tempers when they were 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.

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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.society ([[ComedyOfRemarriage but quite familiar to mid-20th century American one]]). The remake seems to recognize this, as while the relationship between the parents in the Hayley Mills version seems a little abusive by modern standards, in the remake, the parents never actually fought, and both make mentions of having stupid tempers when they were 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.
24th May '17 6:46:40 AM benda
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** It's interesting that the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] (and its 1950 German adaptation) is closer to the remake than to 1961 adaptation in this regard - as in, the narrator and the mother explicitly acknowledge that it is better to be divorced than to live in a loveless marriage, and the main reason of the break-up was the father's difficulty in combining his musical career and child-rearing, which had been pretty much resolved by the time the twins met each other again.

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** It's interesting that the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] (and its 1950 German adaptation) is closer to the remake than to 1961 adaptation in this regard - as in, the narrator and the mother explicitly acknowledge that it is better to be divorced than to live in a loveless marriage, and the main reason of the break-up was the father's difficulty in issue of combining his musical career and child-rearing, which had been pretty much resolved by the time the twins met each other again.
24th May '17 6:46:13 AM benda
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** It's interesting that the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] (and its 1950 German adaptation) is closer to the remake than to 1961 adaptation in this regard - as in, the narrator and the mother explicitly acknowledge that it is better to be divorced than to live in a loveless marriage.

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** It's interesting that the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book]] (and its 1950 German adaptation) is closer to the remake than to 1961 adaptation in this regard - as in, the narrator and the mother explicitly acknowledge that it is better to be divorced than to live in a loveless marriage.marriage, and the main reason of the break-up was the father's difficulty in combining his musical career and child-rearing, which had been pretty much resolved by the time the twins met each other again.
24th May '17 6:40:52 AM benda
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** It's interesting that the original book is closer to the remake than to 1961 adaptation in this regard - as in, the narrator and the mother explicitly acknowledge that it is better to be divorced than to live in a loveless marriage.

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** It's interesting that the [[Literature/LottieAndLisa original book book]] (and its 1950 German adaptation) is closer to the remake than to 1961 adaptation in this regard - as in, the narrator and the mother explicitly acknowledge that it is better to be divorced than to live in a loveless marriage.
24th May '17 6:40:10 AM benda
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** It's interesting that the original book is closer to the remake than to 1961 adaptation in this regard - as in, the narrator and the mother explicitly acknowledge that it is better to be divorced than to live in a loveless marriage.
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.
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