|The Parent Trap (Walt Disney Pictures Presents) [VHS]
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If you were a kid in the early 1960s, then you saw The Parent Trap with Hayley Mills--it's as simple as that. Now Disney has pulled the beloved comedy--about a pair of twins who meet for the first time at summer camp and vow to reunite their long-divorced parents--out of the mothballs and remade it with a decidedly '90s feel. This time, the twins act is performed by newcomer Lindsay Lohan, who plays both Hallie and Annie, who each live with one of their parents (Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson). Adversaries when they first meet at camp, Hallie and Annie become, well, sisters when they figure out that they are siblings. The comedy springs from their efforts to sabotage Dad's impending marriage to the gold-digging Elaine Hendrix, while reintroducing Dad to Mom. Quaid has a nice, loosey-goosey way with slapstick, as does Richardson, who plays a very funny drunk scene. --Marshall Fine
What if you spent your whole life wishing for something you didn't know you already had? Hallie Parker and Annie James are about to find out. From Walt Disney Pictures and the creators of FATHER OF THE BRIDE comes the hilariously fresh and contemporary retelling of the classic hit THE PARENT TRAP. Hallie is a cool girl from California. Annie is a fair rose from London. When the two accidentally meet at summer camp, they think they have nothing in common except ... they're identical twins (both played by Lindsay Lohan)! 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! With "Two Thumbs Up" from Siskel & Ebert, this charming, heartwarming, and delightfully clever comedy adventure will enchant your entire family.
- Parent Trap Soundtrack
This is a great CD. The music is very fun and relaxing. I love all of the songs on it!...more info
- Sharp Modernized Remake of a Disney Classic
I was a huge fan of the 1961 original film version of "The Parent Trap" during my formative years. Hayley Mills gave a lively and spry performance in her dual role as the twin sisters raised on opposite sides of the U.S. who meet at a girl's camp, discover the truth about their relationship amid some antagonism, and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.
Some 37 years later, audiences had the pleasure of viewing an innocent red-haired freckle-faced Lindsay Lohan inhabit the same role with a squirrel-like, beady-eyed impishness.
Free-spirited Hallie Parker arrives at Camp Walden from the vineyard where she lives with her father, Nick (Dennis Quaid) in Napa Valley, California. She makes friends, but soon has an initially unfortunate run-in with a more conservatively raised look-alike camp mate from England named Annie James, the daughter of London-based fashion designer Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson). The two begin a series of malicious pranks against each other and their tentmates, which ultimately result in the camp leader (Polly Holiday) sending them to the Isolation Tent. Gradually, the girls address their grievances, and in talking, discover they're twins, and form a plan of action that will enable them to get to know the parent they had missed, and ultimately bring their parents back together.
Their isolation from other camp mates gives them more time to focus on each other and their plan. Annie undergoes a few physical alterations(Haircut, ear-piercing) to make her look more like her twin.
When Hallie travels to London, all goes smoothly, and she is brought home by her family's posh but hip butler, Martin (Simon Kuntz). She meets her grandfather(Ronnie Stevens) as he is in his study. But her reunion with her mother is a particularly emotional one.
Soon the two pass the famous Abbey Road as they cover the brief distance between home and Elizabeth's fashion studio. Hallie is deeply impressed and excited seeing her mother at work, but drops subtle hints about Annie's desire to know her father.
Annie arrives in California as Hallie, greeted by her father and her strong and warm-hearted nanny, Chessy(Lisa Ann Walter). But there is a hitch in the sisters' plan to reunite their parents when publicist Meredith Blake (Elaine Hendrix), whom Nick began dating while Hallie was at camp, sets her sights on becoming the next Mrs. Parker, and Annie and Chessy know she is only in it for Nick's money.
Accompanied by Martin, Elizabeth and Hallie travel to California so that the twins can be switched back.
As the parties involved arrive at the Stafford Hotel in San Francisco, we are treated to a cameo by the original "Parent Trap" cast member, Joanna Barnes--once the vixen to be eliminated--now playing the mother of one.The major parties pass each other by , but eventually converge, and the meeting of the two servants provides an interesting subplot.The reunion of the two ex-spouses here is less volatile than in the 1961 version and Natasha Richardson has a chance to be less dignified, and in fact, goofier than Maureen O'Hara.
The parents dine together amicably when the girls recreate their first date, but the next day, it appears the two halves of the family will remain apart, and Nick Parker take the treacherous Meredith as his bride.
What will the girls do? All they have in their favor are the remaining days of summer, a significant outing, and the power of identicallness. Will it be enough?...more info
- Good Family Entertainment, Well Done.
There is a solid storyline, the production and the acting supports it well. It is fun to watch for the 3rd time too, and it keeps the attention of adults as well. This is quality family entertainment.
- Beautiful Natasha Richardson
I rented this movie recently after the tragic death of Natasha Richardson March 18, 2009. It made me sad to see this beautiful, talented woman in a lovely movie, knowing we'll never see her in another one again. She was so young and vibrant, and she really shines in "The Parent Trap". It's really eerie watching a movie or listening to a song, after the actress or singer died young and tragically, and you realize you know how and when they'll die, and under what circumstances. It's not the same if they die old and by natural circumstances.
I always liked this movie, and now I appreciate it more than ever....more info
- parent trap
Best price I could find on the internet. Fast shipping and good price. What more can you ask for....more info
- awsome movie for me!
oh, my god! this movie is, like, the best movie yet since the original Freaky Friday! what i cant believe is that my fav actress, lindsay lohan, is in this film!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! the first time i heard of this movie i thought i was gonna flip out the window! again, this movie is the best since original Freaky Friday!! if i could, this movie gets a 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 star rating!!!
ps. the scene with the ear piercing isnt actually that scary anymore!...more info
- Parent Trap
The DVD, The Parent Trap, was very good. In fact it was better than
the original, in my opinion....more info
- really great movie
Hard to say if this one is better then the older one. VERY Funny!!! perfect condition...more info
- a great remake
this lovely movie is so much different from the original that it can be considered a totally different story with the same theme. i am a great fan of the original and i find this remake absolutely wonderful and full of fun. i keep both side by side on the shelf. i highly recommend this as well as the original with hayley mills. ...more info
- The Parent Trap (Special Edition)
This was a gift for my 8 year old daughter for getting 100 on a spelling test. She saw this movie a few weeks ago and has asked for it ever since. She has watched it numerous times since she has gotten it.
It's a very enjoyable movie to watch for adults as well. It's well worth it to own in your DVD library....more info
- Great transaction
The product was exactly what we ordered and arrived in a timely manner. It was even on sale! A first-class transaction from beginning to end....more info
- Where is it!
Great movie, we all love it...yes yes, now on with the soundtrack's review.
These songs may have been in the movie, but I cannot recall hearing very many of them. The main reason I wanted this soundtrack was for that crisp version of Glen Millers "In the Mood," which played for over 5 minutes during the whole hotel fiasco in the movie. Great song that had a major part in the movie, and yet it is not on the soundtrack. Disappointment... ...more info
- Parent Trap soundtrack
Great CD, very diverse music. Amazon.com delivered the product in only a few days. I'm very please with the purchase....more info
- Such a fun CD! Teen's review
I recieved this CD for Hannukah and it's just so enjoyable! If you liked the movie, you'll like the CD, every time I listen to it, whether I know which scene it is or not, it brings the cute movie into my head! Tracks 7 and 8, Soulful Stut, and Never Let You Go, are my alltime favorites, not only in this CD, but in my whole collection of CDs. I don't think the songs would get very old unless you played it practically every day. I reccomend this CD, it's one of my favorite soundtracks!...more info
- Excellent movie for young girls
My girls are 7 and 5 and love, love, love this movie. They have watched it many times and never get tired of it. As a parent, I think it is a great movie for kids to watch. There is no sex, violence or language that needs to be monitored. It is a great movie for girls. The music is good too....more info
I loved it. I was a fan of the old version when I was younger. I like this one a lot better. I thought it was an emotional feel good movie....more info
- Cute and very well done
Based on Erich Kastner's book and a 1961 movie, which takes place in other locations is a changed one, although it starts almost the same as the book, it changes to a modern type of fairytale style.
The real amazment however comes from the selection of one actress (like the movie from 1961) to play two parts and it's implametation, unlike the Olsen twin movies, and enhancing it to a perfectly done technological breakthrough that REALLY makes you think the two characters are two girls.
The DVD is worth buying if you like TONS of special features about the movie and how it was done, and belive me, this one defenatly delivers.
On a sadder note, Lindsay Lohan seem innocent enough to play the part at that age but ten years later she ends up like many actresses and actors, in and out of rehab, which really makes you wonder if it is worth it and make you swear NEVER to send your kid to "the businness" in Hollywood or glamour anywhere else....more info
- We love this movie
My 7 year old loves this movie. She watches it on tape and every time it's on TV. I find myself sitting and watching it with her often. Just a good Disney movie with a happy ending....more info
- The Parent Trap (special)
The quality of the DVD is supurb, just like you bought it off the shelf in the store. The movie it's self is just what I wanted. It is very funny and farily close to the origional story (Hayley Mills and the Parent Trap.) I would recomend it to anyone who likes comedy / romance....more info
- Good Clean Movie
I'm not a big fan of Lindsay Lohan, but, this movie is excellent!...more info
- Nice remake
Great remake of the original - with a few extra twists thrown in. Was happy to purchase it for my collection. If you liked the original, you will love this one....more info
- An Adorable Movie
This is a sweet movie that's as much fun to watch the tenth time as the first. Dennis Quiad and Natasha Richardson are great here and to this day Hallie/Annie is how I still think of Lindsay Lohan, who in her twin roles was cute and talented and radiant with that energy Noel Coward aptly dubbed "star quality." If you've only seen the original Parent Trap, don't assume you've seen this one, too, because not only is the '90's version just different enough to have its own style, it's actually the better of the two. Also keep your eyes peeled for cameos from the '60's Parent Trap: not only among returning cast members, but locations, too. As I said in my title, this is an adorable movie!...more info
- Definitely Not for Little Girls To Watch
This remake of "The Parent Trap" is definitely not the version for little girls to watch.
The plot is the same at the 1961 Disney Classic starring Haley Mills, but this version contains mature themes unsuitable for little girls eyes.
The twins play poker at camp.
The looser jumps into the lake naked.
The villianess, Meredith grabs the father's bottom while one of the twins watches through her binoculars.
One of the twins and the villianess, Meredith openly discuss the subject of sex.
The twins mother steps out of the limo at the hotel drunk.
One of the twins drinks wine.
The butler is seen running around in his Speedo, thong swimsuit in a scene.
Need I say more?
Yes, the Haley Mills version does have some inuendoes, the bra left in the bathroom, the mother making rude comments about Vicki's "electric hips" but overall it was a decent, clean movie.
This movie would have been great if the mature themes had been left out. Alas this movie is yet another remake of a Disney classic, a product of tasteless twaddle of the "Eisner Years" at Disney.
Would Uncle Walt approve of this version?
I seriously doubt it....more info
- Rethinking THE PARENT TRAP
Words can't express the disgust with which I heard this movie was being made, for why remake a perfect show? I know everyone says that, but I was really feeling it in the case of THE PARENT TRAP. I don't even know who directed the original, but to me, I wouldn't care if Ewe Boll decided to remake 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, VERTIGO, or THE SEARCHERS, but leave THE PARENT TRAP alone! And so I existed, in a cold vacuum of contempt, for ten years or more until, accidentally changing the channel, I saw a little red head girl who looked strangely familiar. I clapped my hands and my wife came into the room, took a look, and commented, "Oh, is that Druggie when she was a child?"
I didn't recognize the girl, and then it hit me that it was Lindsay Lohan. Wow, what a plain little thing, but then I remember Hayley Mills was not exactly a Jon Benet type either. Anyhow I was hooked when I saw there were two of Lindsay, and from then on I figured out it was the hated PARENT TRAP remake. My verdict? She is a fantastic little actress and full of original, fresh ideas. Dennis Quaid? Much better than Brian Keith! What's her name Redgrave who plays the mother? Not as good as Maureen O'Hara, why even try, should have gone in another direction. The servants? Horrible little storyline--sorry servant fans. I'd give it five stars except for two things,
Why not have the two Lindsays sing "Let's Get Together"? I have all of Lindsay's records and I'm here to tell you, that girl can sing (with studio help of course). All through the movie I was feeling anxiety about how on earth they were going to top the two Hayley's singing the number at the dinner they had planned to bring their parents together. Well, Lindsay and Lindsay put on the dinner, but never brought out the ukelele or whatever. Lindsay sings a smidgin of the tune while waiting for the elevator, and Alan Silvestri's score manages to quote the familiar refrain once or twice, but it is not the same! Waiting that long for something that never comes, is like, well, I can't say what it is like, not in a review of a family film!
Secondly, they still have never explained why Dennis Quaid and Redgrave designer woman ever split up and each took one of the twins and then never told either one! It seems so cruel and horrible. You'd think Family Services would step in, and take both kids away from each selfish parent, and give them to a needy family who would care for them both equally. What kind of parents give away their kids, content never to see them again except for the summer camp mixup! Bah, they're narcissistic creeps, and thus I dock the film s star....more info
- A movie guaranteed to bring back the faith to hopeless romantics everywhere!!!
I saw this movie once on the Disney Channel and being a full fledged adult of 25 years old - I tend to approach Disney movies with some skpeticism but this movie has just the right mix of comedy, drama and romance to make this a winner. Lindsay Lohan's dual portrayal of the twins is excellent and the flavor is rich and robust with echoes of the past around every corner. Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson are also entirely lovable as parents and starred crossed lovers of the future. I recommend this movie for anyone whose a hopeless romantic by nature like myself....more info
- My kids love this movie.
My 8 year old daughter and 6 year old twins love this movie. It's actually funny and clean. ...more info
- Lohan steals the show
In her debut role, Lindsay Lohan just oozes with charm and cuteness playing a set of twins, seperated at birth,who meet at summer camp and are at first fierce rivals, before discovering they are sisters.
Hallie lives with her father in Napa Valley, California , and Annie in London.
They conspire to bring their parents (played by Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson) together in a delightful comedy of errors , and to get rid of their would-be wicked stepmother Meredith (Elaine Hendrix).
What ensures is a charming comedy of errors. All the cast is great but Lohan steals the show. Entertaining and for the whole family....more info
- Very Cute Movie
This is such a cute movie. It is so easy to enjoy. You would think this would be a movie only for kids but both my husband and I both enjoy the movie. If you have kids, it is a must buy movie. Both kids and adults will enjoy....more info
- Excellent movie
I ordered this movie for my daughter. She watched it a couple of times on TV and was fascinated with the story. However there are so many interruptions with commercials that drag it over bedtime. She couldn't see the whole movie. Finally we got the movie and our whole family watched it together. It is one of the best family movies we have seen. ...more info
- Rare Family Entertainment For One and All!
I watched this movie with my 9 year old daughter and we had a grand time. I am 51 years old and remember the original with Halley Mills. I thought Disney could not top the original "Parent Trap", but I was WRONG! Double Wrong!
Linday Lohan is absolutely amazing! She charmed me with her uncanny ability to play both parts (twins) with such distinction. Lohan is cute, charming, can act, and steals the show with her performance. She has a very strong supporting cast in Dennis Quaid (father), Natasha Richardson (mother), and Elaine Hendrix (as the conniving gold-digger Meredith Blake).
It is a movie that every member of the family can watch and find entertaining. You will laugh out loud, giggle, and maybe even cry. At the very least, the movie is sure to charm you.
Thank you Disney for making a movie that parents don't have to censor or edit or explain to their children! This is 5-star family entertainment!
Jim "Konedog" Koenig (Father of 6 Children)
Excellent remake! My daughters (ages 3 & 6) love it an since they got the movie for Christmas its the only one they want to watch. Its funny and a very light movie for kids; very important in these days where violence is everywhere....more info
be careful and read the fine print i bought this movie and willow and got signed up at hot movie sale and it cost me 125.00 I knew nothing about this until i got my statement from the bank i have bought a lot from amazon and this is a first but i learned the hard way about a good deal read the fine print the 5.00 savings was not a deal...more info