The Parent Trap | Full Movie

The Parent Trap
  • PG
  • 2h 8m
  • 1998
Certified Fresh86%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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Hallie Parker, a hip Californian, and Annie James, a proper London miss (both played by Lindsay Lohan) are identical twins who don't even know each other exist -- until they accidentally meet at summer camp. Now they're up to their freckles in schemes and dreams to switch places, get their parents (Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson) back together, and have the family they've always wished for!

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Common Sense Says
Delightful remake is great for the whole family.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that even though it's funny and has a warm heart and happy ending, this Disney remake is about divorce and reconciliation and could require some explanation and reassurance. It's a complicated, unlikely story spun as a fanciful tale: The parents have lied to their kids, neither twin is aware of the other’s existence, and each has been kept from one parent for eleven years. Deceit plays an important part in the movie's plot (albeit all in the name of family togetherness). Wine is consumed in several scenes, and the twins’ mother gets slightly drunk before she faces her ex-husband. An ear-piercing scene results in an “ewww” moment, and a poker game results in a girl’s embarrassing naked dive into a lake (a very wide shot).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Kids, Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:July 29, 1998
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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