Pretty Good, but Booby-Trapped in Some Areas
The remake of the 1961 classic is quite enjoyable, and it's a nice change to see the now-troubled Lindsay Lohan in her first clean, youthful role. Hallie and Annie are cute, sweet girls, and their desire for family togetherness is laudable, if heartbreaking. As the main review has noted, the plot's amount of deceit may make it a no-go for some families, particularly deceit on the part of the parents. There's also, of course, the danger that children who've experienced divorce may hold out hope for the kind of ending Hallie and Annie get, even if that's not what's best for them.
Since one twin lives in CA, the wine industry and drinking play a prominent role; not something to be taken lightly. The twins also play poker at camp, which leads to a nude dive in the lake (the camera is discreet). Those aside, if your tween is mature enough to understand that separations can be complicated, and that some kids are too mature for their own good, this is an enjoyable film.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking