The Parent Trap
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A family is rediscovered by a series of fateful events and the resourcefulness of the twin daughters.
Brigette: Two sisters attempt to get their parents back together.
Morgan: A pair of identical twins try and put their divorced parents back together.
Gable: Twin girls, after meeting in summer camp, plan to make their divorced parents get back together again.
Pete & Brigette: Family/Disney/Comedy
What did you think of the poster and/or credit art?
Gable: Cute and creative. I’m a huge fan of classical opening credits.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete & Brigette: Reverend Dr. Mosby because he was hilarious.
Morgan: Reverend Dr. Mosby because he was entertaining.
Gable: I have a few but I can’t decide.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Vicki Robinson because she was just a gold digger.
Brigette: Vicky because she was mean and greedy.
Morgan: Vicky because she was a ginormous jerk.
Gable: Vicky because she was a jerk.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: Immediate attention grabber and it was entertaining throughout the entire 129 minutes.
Brigette: I’ve always liked this film; it was like visiting an old friend.
Morgan: It took me a little while to get into it, but not long. I thought that the concept was very interesting.
Gable: It was one of those films that got straight into it which I like in a film.
Pete: “I haven’t burbled in years!” – Charles McKendrick
Brigette: “History is just jammed with lovers parted by some silly thing.” – Sharon
Morgan: “You know, it’s scary the way nobody stays together anymore these days. Pretty soon, there’s going to be more divorces than marriages.” – Susan
Gable: “I miss a lot of things but I guess what I really miss is you.” – Mitch
How was the soundtrack?
Brigette: Very much a time capsule of Disney movies of the time. Preview the whole album on iTunes here.
Gable: Cute and happy, a lot like the credits and the film itself.
How does the film compare to the book?
Pete: I’ll have to read the book to find out (Based on “Das Doppeite Lottchen” [The Double Lottie] by Enrich Kästner 1949).
How was the ending?
Brigette: I thought it was rather clever the way they showed you how everything turned out.
Gable: A happy ending.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Don’t give up on someone too easily.
Brigette: Never give up on love.
Morgan: Even if two people are separated, they can still love each other.
Gable: Just because you’re divorced doesn’t mean you can’t still love each other.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Fans of Classic Disney films or romantic comedies.
Brigette: People who may have given up on love a little prematurely.
Morgan: Children who’s parents have divorced or twins.
Gable: Divorcees who are about to remarry and children of divorce.
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Hayley Mills Won’t Eat Her Cereal
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Eviltwin Brewing’s: Without You I’m Nothing Sour Ale
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Mitch Evers’ House
What was your best summer camp experience?