History YMMV / TheParentTrap

25th May '18 2:16:43 PM NateTheGreat
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** The odd thing is that "about twelve years" would've served the purpose equally well. It's not like Annie and Hallie remark that they just barely turned eleven when they meet at camp anyway, they've been eleven for at least a few months.
20th May '18 12:04:05 PM ngh93
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** 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!''

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** 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) (Creator/ReneRusso) 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!''
18th Mar '18 12:39:47 PM fearlessnikki
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* BrokenBase: Viewers are split over the twins' plan. Numerous parodies and deconstructions find it unrealistic and that the majority of divorced couples don't usually get back together. On the other hand, some fans point out that some do get back together and the movie leaves plenty of {{Foreshadowing}} that the parents still feel something for each other.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: If children actually tried to bring their divorced parents back together, chances are the consequences would be disappointing and devastating.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: If children actually tried to bring their divorced parents back together, chances are the consequences would be disappointing and devastating. But then again, there are a few real life examples on the DivorceIsTemporary page...


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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Hallie makes a joke about heading into her teenage years "and I'll be the only girl I know without a mother to fight with" - which is especially harsh when you think of Lindsay Lohan getting brought to nightclubs by her mother in real life, and said mother using her daughter's own troubles to launch a reality show.


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* NeverLiveItDown: A lot of fans forget that the twins' plan isn't initially to get their parents back together. They just want to get to know the respective parent they've never lived with. The plan also doesn't come into action until after the twins have a discussion about how neither of their parents ever came close to getting married again. So the twins are aware from the start that there's a possibility they wouldn't get back together.
7th Mar '18 1:05:41 PM SusanMar192
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: If children actually tried to bring their divorced parents back together, chances are the consequences would be disappointing and devastating.
8th Jan '18 10:07:27 AM dsneybuf
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** The parents. In both movies, they were people who got divorced and, to make it easier on ''themselves'', decided that each would only get custody of one child and never mention the existence of their sibling.

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** The parents. In both movies, they were people who got divorced and, to make it easier on ''themselves'', decided that each would only get custody of one child and never mention the existence of their sibling. ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' demonstrated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8WnPJLokX0 the couple's despicable behavior]] in a fake trailer for a mid-quel of the remake.
3rd Nov '17 10:51:29 PM dsneybuf
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* EarWorm: The original movie has "The Parent Trap" and "Let's Get Together," two of the first songs that Music/TheShermanBrothers wrote for a Disney movie.



* EarWorm: The original movie has "The Parent Trap" and "Let's Get Together," two of the first songs that Music/TheShermanBrothers wrote for a Disney movie.
* FetishRetardant: The appearance of the Butler in the Creator/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.


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* FetishRetardant: The appearance of the Butler in the Creator/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.


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** In the 1961 movie's AnimatedCreditsOpening, the father reads a newspaper with the CelebrityParadox headline, "Walt Disney Named Manager of the Angels". From 1997-2005, the Disney company indeed owned the baseball team with the same name.
11th Oct '17 5:37:20 PM nombretomado
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* 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.

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* FetishRetardant: The appearance of the Butler in the LindsayLohan Creator/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.
14th Aug '17 2:13:49 PM fearlessnikki
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Martin and Chessy are beloved in the remake. Both of them provide the majority of the film's funny moments.



* 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.

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* FanDisservice[=/=]FetishRetardant: 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.


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* TearJerker:
** The conversation about the break-up. Elizabeth talks about their blazing row, how she packed her bags and Nick never came after her.
--> '''Nick:''' I didn't know that you wanted me to.
** There's also the part where the families say goodbye just as Annie and Elizabeth are about to go back to London. You see Nick hugging Annie, Elizabeth hugging Hallie and the twins desperately embracing each other. They even walk each other to the car, clearly desperate to spend every second they can together.
** Lindsay Lohan's tribute to Natasha Richardson after her sudden death in 2009.
--> "She was a wonderful woman and treated me like her own. We didn't speak much over the years but I will miss her."
13th Aug '17 3:59:14 PM fearlessnikki
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** Hallie mockingly says of Annie's nose "don't worry, dear; those things can be fixed". Lindsay Lohan would later get a bit of plastic surgery herself in real life.
** Hallie being a DaddysGirl, when Lindsay Lohan was rather publicly estranged from her father during the worst parts of her bad years.



* [[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/Meredith to go on a camping trip, which they '''knew''' would be a deal-breaker.
** 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.

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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/Meredith to go on a camping trip, which they '''knew''' would be a deal-breaker.
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deal-breaker. 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.



* 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 ([[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.
** 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 issue of 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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* 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 ([[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.
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better.[[note]] 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 issue of combining his musical career and child-rearing, which had been pretty much resolved by the time the twins met each other again.[[/note]]
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: You can thank the DoubleVision effects (as well as some good acting) for convincing several movie viewers that Hayley Mills and Lindsay Lohan had twin sisters. Creator/JamieLeeCurtis even asked which twin Lindsay played when they were to star in ''Film/FreakyFriday2003''.
21st Jun '17 2:20:57 PM benda
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* FridgeHorror: Exactly how many relatives were aware of what the parents had done and were forced to keep it a secret? Even the servants and staff knew and had to keep quiet about it.
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