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Writer-director Nancy Meyers takes the winning formula of the 1961 original and gives it an amiable modern spin, while young star Lindsay Lohan shines in her breakout role. Read critic reviews

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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.

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Lindsay Lohan
Hallie Parker, Annie James
Dennis Quaid
Nicholas "Nick" Parker
Natasha Richardson
Elizabeth "Liz" James
Elaine Hendrix
Meredith Blake
Polly Holliday
Marva Kulp, Sr.
Maggie Wheeler
Marva Kulp, Jr.
Ronnie Stevens
Grandpa Charles James
Erin Mackey
Hallie, Annie Acting Double
Erich Kästner
Writer
Alan Silvestri
Original Music
Dean Cundey
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Audience Reviews for The Parent Trap

  • Oct 25, 2012
    Very fun with a quirky spin on it, Lindsay Lohan does an outstanding job playing two roles.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I always liked this film, it was innocent and fun, it was a cute movie and I miss Linsey Lohan like this, before she went downhill.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2011
    It's a fun movie with an interesting history and a fresh result.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    I always liked this film, it was innocent and fun, it was a cute movie and I miss Linsey Lohan like this, before she went downhill.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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