The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap (1998)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 29, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

This 1998 romantic comedy mostly bores with its cumbersome exposition and close-ups of trivial objects scattered throughout lackluster montage sequences.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Movies like this remember how much fun escapism can be.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Romance, comedy, adventure and charm come through loud and clear in this highly entertaining remake.

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Joe Leydon

New pic is slick, sentimental and exceptionally well cast, with enough cross-generational appeal to suggest strong commercial potential.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

The technology for twinning a single young actress is considerably more seamless than it was in 1961, and Lohan is a perky charmer.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

The light comedy is sweetly timed, the direction smart and assured, and the visuals bright, colourful, unobtrusive and faultless.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Surprisingly cute movie and well done. My daughters loved it.
Jim Careter
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.
Aj V
This remake is a lot like the original, except of course it tries to modernize the story, make it more realistic for today's audience. It's good,… More
Bethany Murphy
Lindsay Lohan at her best. Her English accent is quite good and I really loved the story.
Cassie Hill
Before Lindsay Lohan was in bad trouble she was an adorable 12 year old who had a promising future and Hallie and Annie, twins in this great remake of the… More
Lady D'arbanville
The remake of the Haley Mills film of the same name starring a young Lyndsey Lohan, taking the part of trans Atlantic twins. A fun kids tale.