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* FieryRedhead: Maggie

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* SpoiledSweet: Both [[GirlyGirl Sharon and Annie]] has hints of this in the beginning, only for their pride to break after being punished for their prank wars.


* TakeThat: A subtle one to Boston when Susan finds out that Sharon knows nothing about TeenIdol Ricky Nelson and asks if she's from outer space, Sharon replies where she's from and then Sharon snootily replies as though that explains everything; likely more to the Boston elite being very out-of-touch with social changes and fashion.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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A subtle one to Boston when Susan finds out that Sharon knows nothing about TeenIdol Ricky Nelson and asks if she's from outer space, Sharon replies where she's from and then Sharon snootily replies as though that explains everything; likely more to the Boston elite being very out-of-touch with social changes and fashion.fashion.
** Another one when Mitch is trying to explain that Maggie isn't a threat to the upcoming wedding -- the first quality of hers that he mentions is that she's from Boston.


* BitchInSheepsClothing: The soon-to-be-[[WickedStepmother Step-Mom]] for Hallie.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The soon-to-be-[[WickedStepmother Step-Mom]] step-mom]] for Hallie.Hallie.
* BlatantLies: The twins convince Meredith that there are mountain lions in the area where they are camping (there aren't) and that the best way to keep them away is to loudly tap two sticks together.



* CelebCrush: Hallie laments that a gust of wind damages her photo of "the beautiful Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio."



* CostumeTestMontage: The wedding dress shoot that Hallie (as Annie) gets to watch.



* HumiliatingWager: The loser of Annie and Hallie's poker game is required to jump [[NakedPeopleAreFunny naked]] into the lake at night. [[spoiler:Annie]] emerges only to find that [[spoiler:Hallie]] and her friends have [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen taken her clothes with them]].



* TheJeeves: Martin.



* ManInABikini: Elizabeth and the girls are appalled to see Martin dressed in his tiny, tight swim trunks. [[DistractedByTheSexy Chessy, on the other hand...]]



* OneNoteCook: Pasta is the only thing Nick knows how to make.



* PetHomosexual: Meredith's sassy gay assistant: "Ooh, Ice Woman!"

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* PetHomosexual: Meredith's sassy gay assistant: "Ooh, Ice Woman!" ice woman!"



* PickyEater: Meredith refuses to eat the freshly caught trout that Nick and the girls enjoy on the camping trip.
* PlotAllergy: We know Annie and Hallie have more in common than their appearances when they separately reveal to Marva Sr. that they are allergic to strawberries.



* RiddleForTheAges: How ''did'' Annie get three sets of beds and dressers out of a cabin and ''onto the roof'' without any counselors noticing?

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* RiddleForTheAges: RiddleForTheAges:
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How ''did'' Annie get three sets of beds and dressers out of a cabin and ''onto the roof'' without any counselors noticing?noticing?
** Why did she pack a British flag to take to summer camp?



* [[TalkingToHimself Talking to Herself]]: Hallie, when we first meet her, as she tries to retrieve her duffel bag from a pile of other duffel bags.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Meredith after Nick dumped her?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Meredith after WineIsClassy: Subverted in that Nick dumped her?is more of a GoodOlBoy with some decidedly slobby habits.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: When Mitch and Margaret get into another argument, she punches him in the eye and he falls onto the couch as she attempts to check his bruised eye. The minister walks in and, since she's wearing a robe and lying atop of him, assumes he's intruding on them having an intimate moment.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Mitch and Margaret when they're reunited by the twins.


* CoolOldGuy: Dr. Mosby, the preacher, he is utterly charmed by Maggie.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Dr. Mosby, the preacher, he preacher. He is utterly charmed by Maggie.Maggie. %%ZCE -- how?


%%* CoolOldGuy: The grandfathers in both films.%%ZCE -- how?

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%%* * CoolOldGuy: The grandfathers in both films.%%ZCE -- how?films. To the characters who need it the most, they're supportive and easy to talk to. They ensure others get the support and space they need, and it's partly because of this that things turn out all right in the end, particularly in the remake, where Grandfather takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of things.


* HisAndHers: Discussed trope. Once they discover each other, neither twin is happy that in the original divorce, the twins were treated as "his and hers kids", as if they were a set of matched towels.
--> '''Hallie:''' His & Hers kids. No offence, mom, but this arrangement totally sucks."

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* HisAndHers: Discussed trope. Once they discover each other, neither twin is happy that in the original divorce, the twins were treated as "his and hers kids", hers", as if they were a set of matched towels.
--> '''Hallie:''' His & and Hers kids. No offence, offense, mom, but this arrangement totally sucks."


* EvilDetectingDog: Sharon isn't exactly evil, but Susan's dog still figured out that she's an impostor much earlier than the father and the maid do. The same happens in the remake. The remake takes this a step further and has Sammy show hostility to Meredith when they meet in the hotel.

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* EvilDetectingDog: Sharon isn't exactly evil, but Susan's dog still figured out that she's an impostor much earlier than the father and the maid do. The same happens in the remake. The remake takes this a step further and has Sammy show hostility to Meredith when they meet in the hotel.



%%* FriendshipSong: "Let's Get Together" is this for the original film.%%ZCE -- how?

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%%* * FriendshipSong: "Let's Get Together" is this for the original film.%%ZCE -- how?film, as it celebrates Susan and Sharon's companionship and their potential for accomplishing great things together.



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Making one of the twins British throws a huge wrench into the main plot. American summer holidays usually last about three months. British students on the other hand don't get theirs until July and only for six weeks. So unless Annie is home-schooled with a very lenient tutor, it's unlikely she'd even be able to go to Camp Walden in the first place (it's mentioned that the girls were at camp for eight weeks). In the original both twins were Americans, so it was no big deal.
* AdaptationalNationality: The original film had both twins as Americans (though ironically played by a British girl), while the remake makes one twin British. By extension, the mother becomes British and so does her father.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Making one of the twins British throws a huge wrench into the main plot. American summer holidays usually last about three months. British students students, on the other hand hand, don't get theirs until July July, and only for six weeks. So unless Annie is home-schooled with a very lenient tutor, it's unlikely she'd even be able to go to Camp Walden in the first place (it's mentioned that the girls were at camp for eight weeks). In the original both twins were Americans, so it was no big deal.
* AdaptationalNationality: The original film had both twins as Americans (though ironically played by a British girl), while the remake makes one twin British. By extension, the mother becomes British and so does her father.



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* GilliganCut:GilliganCut: After Elizabeth learns she has to get involved in switching the Hallie and Annie back.


The movie is based on a 1949 book, ''[[Literature/LottieAndLisa Das doppelte Lottchen]]'', which has also been filmed as ''Das doppelte Lottchen'' (a faithful-to-the-text version that retains author Erich Kästner as narrator and uses actual twins), ''Twice Upon a Time'' and ''Hibariís Lullaby'' (a Japanese telling).

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The movie is based on a 1949 book, ''[[Literature/LottieAndLisa Das doppelte Lottchen]]'', which has also likewise been filmed adapted as ''Das doppelte Lottchen'' a film of the same name (a faithful-to-the-text version that retains author Erich Kästner as narrator and uses actual twins), ''Twice Upon a Time'' and ''Hibariís Lullaby'' (a Japanese telling).



* CoordinatedClothes: The twins wear matching outfits several times, sometimes to confuse the others about which twin is which. In the 1998 version, when the mother sees both her daughters for the first time since their separation, each is dressed in yellow and white. She tells them not to do this to her because she's already seeing double (even after a HideousHangoverCure she hasn't quite sobered up yet) and asks who is who.

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* CoordinatedClothes: The twins wear matching outfits several times, sometimes to confuse the others about which twin is which. In the 1998 version, when the mother sees both her daughters for the first time since girls refuse to be separated and tell their separation, each is dressed in yellow and white. She tells parents which of them not to do this to her because she's already seeing double (even after a HideousHangoverCure she hasn't quite sobered up yet) and asks who is who.which, they wear matching outfits in different colors reflecting a combination of both their tastes.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Hallie/Susan manages to very much overreact and initiate all the fights in both films.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Hallie/Susan manages to very much overreact and initiate all the fights in both their respective films.



* EscalatingWar: In both versions the twins start off hostile to each other, and a prank war ensues. This results in them getting put in the Isolation Cabin and forced to spend time together.
* EvilDetectingDog: Sharon isn't exactly evil, but Susan's dog still figured out that she's an impostor much earlier than the father and the maid do. The same happens in the remake.
* FieryRedhead: The first movie has the [[Creator/MaureenOHara Mother]] and Sharon's camp friend Ursula. The second movie has both Annie and Hallie, especially at camp.

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* EscalatingWar: In both versions versions, the twins start off hostile to each other, and a prank war ensues. This results in them getting put in the Isolation Cabin and forced to spend time together.
* EvilDetectingDog: Sharon isn't exactly evil, but Susan's dog still figured out that she's an impostor much earlier than the father and the maid do. The same happens in the remake.
remake. The remake takes this a step further and has Sammy show hostility to Meredith when they meet in the hotel.
* FieryRedhead: The first movie has the [[Creator/MaureenOHara Mother]] Maggie]] and Sharon's camp friend friend, Ursula. The second movie has both Annie and Hallie, especially at camp.



* GuessWhoImMarrying: In both films, the twins discover their father about to marry a new woman who's evil.

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* GuessWhoImMarrying: In both films, the twins discover their father about to marry a new woman who's evil.nasty.



* HisAndHers: Discussed trope. Once they discover each other, neither twin is happy that in the original divorce, the twins were treated as "his and hers", as if they were a set of matched towels.

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* HisAndHers: Discussed trope. Once they discover each other, neither twin is happy that in the original divorce, the twins were treated as "his and hers", hers kids", as if they were a set of matched towels.



* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: Twin sisters, separated and living in different states (continents in the remake) end up at the same camp one summer. This gets lampshaded more than once.

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* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: Twin sisters, separated and living in different states (continents (different continents in the remake) end up at the same camp one summer. This gets lampshaded more than once.



* OffToBoardingSchool: What would have happened if the fiancée married the father.
* OneTruePairing: established in-universe, between Maggie [=McKendrick=] and Mitch Evers in the original, and Elizabeth James and Nick Parker in the remake-the daughters' reason for the trap.

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* OffToBoardingSchool: What would have happened if the fiancée married the father.
father in each film.
* OneTruePairing: established Established in-universe, between Maggie [=McKendrick=] and Mitch Evers in the original, and Elizabeth James and Nick Parker in the remake-the daughters' reason for the trap.



* RichBitch: The fiancée in both versions. She serves the role as GoldDigger and ChildHater.

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* RichBitch: The fiancée in both versions. She serves in the role as of GoldDigger and ChildHater.


** More so because both Oreos and peanut butter are far less commonly sold in Britain than they are in America. So the fact that the English-raised Annie likes that particular combination would be rather unusual (and it's Annie who says that most people find it disgusting -- that may just be her experience with her fellow Brits).

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** More so because both Oreos and peanut butter are far less commonly sold in Britain than they are in America. So the fact that the English-raised Annie likes that particular combination would be rather unusual (and it's Annie who says that most people find it disgusting -- that may just be her experience with her fellow Brits).unusual...

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** Doubles as BreadEggsBreadedEggs.


** More so because both Oreos and peanut butter are far less commonly sold in Britain than they are in America. So the fact that the English-raised Annie likes that particular combination would be rather unusual...

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** More so because both Oreos and peanut butter are far less commonly sold in Britain than they are in America. So the fact that the English-raised Annie likes that particular combination would be rather unusual...unusual (and it's Annie who says that most people find it disgusting -- that may just be her experience with her fellow Brits).


* GrayRainOfDepression: When it looks like the plan has failed and the two families part, it's pouring down rain in California when Elizabeth and Annie leave and in London when they arrive.

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* GrayRainOfDepression: When it looks like the plan has failed and the two families part, it's pouring down rain in California when Elizabeth and Annie leave and in London when they arrive. [[spoiler: The rain lets up when they arrive home in London, where Nick and Hallie are waiting for them, having beat them by taking the Concorde.]]

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