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PG| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
In this update of a 1961 film, twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers until happenstance unites them. The preteen girls' divorced parents, Nick (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth (Natasha Richardson), are living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each with one child. After meeting at camp, American Hallie and British-raised Annie engineer an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they've missed. If the scheme works, it might just make the family whole again.

Cast: Lindsay Lohan , Dennis Quaid , Natasha Richardson , Elaine Hendrix , Lisa Ann Walter , Simon Kunz , Polly Holliday , Maggie Wheeler

Director: Nancy Meyers

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Parent Trap (1998)

Release Date: July 29th, 1998|2 hr. 7 min.

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  • Ignoring these lapses in logic, The Parent Trap' is hugely enter taining and more relevant than most family entertainment. show more

  • Young girls will enjoy Lohan's matchmaking antics. But nostalgia-craving oldsters should stick to fond memories of Hayley [Mills]'s heyday. show more

  • Quaid is instantly likable, with that goofy smile. Richardson, who almost always plays tougher roles and harder women, this time is astonishing, she's so warm and attractive. show more

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