Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap is definitely one of my favorite movies ever. Mostly because Maureen O'Hara is in it. But also because it's hilarious.

And now, a few recent observations about this film:

Susan is really not too bright. I've seen this movie hundreds of times, but never noticed this until recently. She really is an airhead. Particularly when the girls are discussing the fact that they're the same age and have the same birthday. Right away, Sharon realizes something strange is going on, but Susan passes it off as just a coincidence despite the fact that they HAPPEN TO BE IDENTICAL. Then when Susan sees Sharon's picture of Maureen O'Hara, her only reaction is "I don't understand." Susan, if you haven't figured it out by now, there's really no hope for you.

Mitch has too many bathrobes. When he first sees Maureen O'Hara, she's in one of his bathrobes. Then, before he takes his shower, he's wearing another bathrobe. How many bathrobes does one man need?!

They recently discontinued this DVD and replaced it with this version that has The Parent Trap 1 and 2. It apparently has all the same special features, minus the audio commentary by Hayley Mills and David Swift, but I think we all know the commentary should have been done by Maureen O'Hara in the first place.

1 comment:

KendraL said...

I love, LOVE this movie! It's a guilty pleasure of mine from childhood! Your post had me laughing aloud! Yes, Susan's got a few screws loose, but that's the cheesiness fun of it all. Really enjoying your blog! Thanx for the link, by the way,too!