The Parent Trap
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Walt Disney's The Parent Trap tells the tale of identical twin sisters, separated shortly after birth by the break-up of their parents. Unaware of each other's existence, the girls coincidentally meet at summer camp in Maine. Eager to meet their respective parents, the girls devise a scheme to switch places and ultimately, reunite their mom and dad.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This 1998 romantic comedy mostly bores with its cumbersome exposition and close-ups of trivial objects scattered throughout lackluster montage sequences."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Movies like this remember how much fun escapism can be."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Romance, comedy, adventure and charm come through loud and clear in this highly entertaining remake."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Delightful remake is great for the whole family."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A light-hearted Disney remake...Lohan makes an impressive debut."
‑ Shawn Bowers, Kansas City Star
"New pic is slick, sentimental and exceptionally well cast, with enough cross-generational appeal to suggest strong commercial potential."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The lavish, super-cute new version of The Parent Trap is a remake of the 1961 Hayley Mills hit, which was seriously adorable in its own right"
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The technology for twinning a single young actress is considerably more seamless than it was in 1961, and Lohan is a perky charmer."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Even if you've seen and enjoyed the original Parent Trap, this 1998 update should make you happy all over again."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"...exactly the sort of easy-going, endlessly engaging family film that seems to have become an unusually rare breed in this day and age."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The light comedy is sweetly timed, the direction smart and assured, and the visuals bright, colourful, unobtrusive and faultless."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"It never fails to amaze me that something as essentially light and pointless as Disney's remake of The Parent Trap can clock in at over two hours in length."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The whole thing is pleasant enough -- provided you can suspend your disbelief for long enough to accept that all English people talk in plummy accents, swan around Kensington and have butlers."
‑ , Film4
"Agreeable remake of the 60s Disney hit."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Lohan is cute and charming, as would be expected, but she also brings a street-savvy quality to both her roles, and distinguishes them well enough for us to tell the difference, even if no one in the movie can."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
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