The Parent Trap is such a beautiful movie that you’ll fall in love with it over and over again. There’s something about this movie that makes it iconic. It had a fantastic cast consisting of Lindsay Lohan, who played both the role of Annie and Hallie. Many people believe that she has a twin. No people! She has no twin sister, and it was her fabulous performance that made you believe the theory about her twin. This movie was Nancy Meyers’ directorial debut. Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid were also seen in this movie.
The Parent Trap is an American romantic comedy that was released in 1998. Nancy Meyers directed and co-wrote this movie along with Charles Shyer. The Parent Trap is a remake of the film that goes by the same name and was released in 1961. These movies are adaptations of the German novel- Lottie and Lisa, written by Erich Kästner in 1949. David Swift writes the screenplay for the original movie that came out in 1961.
The Plot of The Parent Trap
Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid are shown as a divorced couple. They separated after the birth of their twin daughters Annie James and Hallie Parker. Lindsay Lohan plays the role of these twin sisters, and this was Lindsay’s debut film. Hallie and Annie are reunited at summer camp after they were separated at the time of their birth. To know more, you’ll need to check out the movie yourself.
The Cast of The Parent Trap
The cast of the movie included Lindsay Lohan (in the role of twin sisters- Hallie and Annie), Natasha Richardson (as Elizabeth James, mother of Hallie and Annie Parker), Dennis Quaid (in the role of Nicholas Parker, father of the twins), Elaine Hendrix (in the role of Meredith Blake), Simon Kunz (in the role of Martin), Lisa Ann Walter (in the role of Chessy), Polly Holliday (in the role of Marva Kulp Jr.), Joanna Barnes (in the role of Vicki Blake), Maggie Wheeler (in the role of Marva Kulp Sr.) and J. Patrick McCormack (in the role of Les Blake).
Kat Graham was also seen playing the role of Jackie. Venda Kirsebom is seen as a model in the movie. Many actors also made cameos in this movie. In a deleted scene from the movie, Jeannette Charles is seen playing the role of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ratings and Reviews of The Parent Trap
Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a rating of 86% based on 51 reviews. On Metacritic, 19 critics gave the film 64/100.
The Parent Trap, released in July 1998, was a commercial success. It made $92.1 million at the box office and had a budget of $15 million. This film has been shot at various beautiful locations like London, San Francisco, LA, and California. The movie received positive reviews from both the audiences and the critics. Lohan’s performance was highly appreciated.
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