The Parent Trap (1998)

Nancy Meyers directs Lindsay Lohan, Lindsay Lohan and Dennis Quaid in this remake of the 1961 kids comedy where two separated-at-birth twins swap places and try to reunite their estranged parents.

Glossy and indulgent. The wealth porn is galling, it has three scenes for every one that is essential. There’s one sequence set around a hotel elevator that seems to go on longer than the entire original film. Still little Li-Lo has the goods – charm, strong comic timing… even when playing against herself. She single handedly makes this the superior version.


Perfect Double Bill: The Parent Trap (1961)

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