The Parent Trap (1961)

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Common Sense says

age 6+

Charming classic has some dated gender roles.

G 1961 124 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 7+

I loved this as a kid, but with MY kids... some cringe-worthy moments

I watched this movie a million times with my sister growing up, and was pretty psyched to watch it with my eight-year-old. While she loved it, and was totally astounded that Hayley Mills played both parts (I didn't tell her until after), there was some pretty yucky sexist stuff in this movie. Plus my kids are not used to seeing adults hit each other in the face or make jokes about such a thing. Most disappointing was how the dad told the daughter she wouldn't want to meet her mother because she wasn't pretty, and was fat. Ug. Awful.
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age 7+

Great movie!

Seen it with my kids a few times.. and of course I know all the songs!

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