The Parent Trap
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We get a double dose of Hayley Mills in this Disney vehicle: she plays 13-year-old identical twins Susan and Sharon, who meet for the very first time in summer camp. They soon learn that they were separated at a very early age when their parents Mitch and Maggie (Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara) divorced. On a lark, the girls switch places: the one living with Mitch goes back home with Maggie, and vice versa. Mitch is planning to remarry the "wrong woman," vituperative Vicky (Joanna Barnes). The twins conspire to reunite their parents, but the road to reconciliation is rough… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Surprisingly, the film is delightful-mostly because of 15-year-old Hayley Mills, the blonde button nose who played the endearing delinquent in Tiger Bay."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"...irrelevant and dated..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Pretty good family film. Helps that Hayley Mills was my first crush, when I was 10 years old."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Great production values... and a surprising sense of humor"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Hayley Mills rocks in her dual role as twins."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"Easily one of the best Disney live-action films, with Mills shining in a dual role."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Probably the most entertaining of all Disney live action films of its era"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An enjoyable, corny Disney picture with a memorable soundtrack featuring tunes sung by Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The story has been filmed three times...This is the best of them, thanks largely to Mills's natural comic charm."
‑ , Film4
"...a delightful, juvenile, romantic-comedy romp, and, yes, maybe it works for adults, too."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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