I got this movie as a recommendation from one of my guards at the pool this week. I was more or less forced to watch it because I had nothing else in the queue to post about this week. However, I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. One of my guilty pleasure movies is the Steve Martin Cheaper by the Dozen, which is truly an awful movie but it’s so nostalgic for me. As a member of a large family, I felt that movie really captured the chaos and teamwork of it all very well.
The Parent Trap has that similar feel and there’s a weird 90s nostalgia associated with this as well. It had classic Disney energy to the core. A lot of that energy comes from Lindsay Lohan, who played both twins with impeccable skill. Also, the CGI was near seamless. I tried REALLY hard to spot how it was done because it looks better than a lot of modern day 2022 CGI. I laughed a lot more than I thought I would and really just enjoyed the carefree nature of it all.
The Parent Trap is available to stream on Disney+.