The Parent Trap: Almost Killing Your Step-Mother To Get Your Parents Back Together Again


Written by Luke Barnes


Two twins, both played by Lindsey Lohan, switch places in order to try and get their parents back together.

I understand that for many this film is a classic, and whilst I thought it was good and had a number of nice moments I wouldn’t go that far. If I were to pick my favourite Disney era Lohan performance it would undoubtably be Freaky Friday, but that’s just me.

I thought the narrative was a little simplistic, though I suppose it would have been fresher upon release when movies like The Princess Switch hadn’t taken the same concept and run away with it. I also thought the film struggled with its characters with the evil step mother, played by Elaine Hendrix, being the most egregious.

I thought Lohan was good in both her roles if a little samey between the two, as far as child actors go she was on the better side of average as her performance didn’t become irritating to me.

Overall, a warm watchable film that isn’t going to set the world on fire but will nicely give you an escape from reality.



It is very watchable

A few funny scenes

A nice ending


Overly simplistic

A little too reliant on tropes

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2 thoughts on “The Parent Trap: Almost Killing Your Step-Mother To Get Your Parents Back Together Again

  1. I watched this movie so many times as a kid, I waent through two VHS of it. Still love it and the original. BTW, check out my blog when you get a chance.

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    1. Personally, I think I’ve been spoiled by the Princess Switch films, also yes I will go and check out your site right now


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