• The Parent Trap (1998)

The Parent Trap

Release Date: July 29th, 1998

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 1999

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: Children , Comedy

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, London, Cheeky, Mother, Love, Quest, Family, Amusing, Father, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Lohan is sparklingly good as the look-alike little girls, and the movie as a whole has enough bounce and energy to overcome a few dull spots and a too-long running time. show more

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