The Parent Trap Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lindsey Lohan, Natasha Richardson, Dennis Quaid

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Parent Trap

Basically, twin sisters meet at camp (one living with mommie and one living wiith dad) and become friends. They plot to reunite their parents, they switch places on there parents pretending to be each other. However, Dad is engaged so the sisters plan to split Nick and Merideth up.
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The review of this Movie prepared by kt

Two girls, Annie and Hallie, go to the same camp and discover they are long-lost twins. They devise a plan to switch places and bring their parents back together.
The review of this Movie prepared by Molly

The Parent Trap (1998 Version) takes place in the 1990's, and contains a fun variety of comedy, drama, and romance. Eleven-year-olds Annie James and Hallie Parker (both played by Lindsay Lohan) meet at a summer camp and at first become great enemies. When sent to an "Isolation Cabin" as a punishment for their growing rivalry (the teasing and tricks they play on each other are actually quite funny), they discover through photos and facts that they are identical twins separated at birth. Annie lives in London with her mother (Natasha Richardson) and Hallie lives in Napa, California with her father (Dennis Quaid). They soon create a plan to switch places because of their mutual quest to meet their other parent. When Annie goes to California, she not only meets her father, but his new 20-year-old fiancee! Annie despises this woman's often snotty attitude. The twins decide they must get their parents back together as soon as possible in fear that their father might marry this young, obnoxious woman.
The movie continues on with the clever twins creating many schemes and twists to have their parents fall in love once again. The Parent Trap was first created in 1961, with Hayley Mills playing both twins. If you loved that Disney classic, you will surprisingly appreciate the remake as well.
The review of this Movie prepared by Lauren

Long-lost twins reunite and bring divorced parents back together.
The review of this Movie prepared by kaity loder

Script Analysis of The Parent Trap

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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