Parents' Guide to

The Parent Trap

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Delightful remake is great for the whole family.

Movie PG 1999 127 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 42 parent reviews

age 13+

A cute remake with some questionable content

A cute remake and Lohan is an excellent actress in it. Watching it as an adult with kids I was very surprised by the many uses of God’s name in vain. Also one scene where Halle is talking to Meredith about her father and they reference sex and him being sexy. A lot of kissing.
age 13+

Rating is wrong

Sex :( L Rating is wrong. ots of adult love storylines. Little girl actually says something about sex, using the word sex and it's a Convo scene so you can not pretend they were talking about something else.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (42 ):
Kids say (81 ):

This is a delightful remake of the Hayley Mills classic. Lohan is utterly adorable and does a masterful job of creating two separate characters, each of whom spends a large part of the movie impersonating the other. But divorced parents should make sure that their children have no illusions of a reconciliation, and all parents should make sure that while it may be charming for the children in the movie to manipulate their parents, it isn't appropriate for real life.

Kids who enjoy this version will get a kick out of comparing it to the original. Make sure that they notice Joanna Barnes, who plays Vicki (the fiancee) in the original, playing Vicki (the fiancee's mother) in the remake.

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