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13 things you'll know if you grew up obsessed with The Parent Trap

The film that made you wish you had a long lost twin.

IF YOU GREW up in the 1990s/early 2000s, chances are you spent more time than you’d care to remember watching The Parent Trap.

It was released right at the height of the twin boom – Sister Sister, It Takes Two and the Olsen Twins were all in their prime – and struck a chord with girls of a certain age.

Let’s take a look back, shall we?

First of all, you desperately wanted to be sent to a summer camp.

As far as you were concerned, all you do is eat Oreos and meet your long lost identical twin sister. Sounds like tremendous fun, if you ask us.

You may have peppered you parents with questions like, “Are you sure I don’t have an identical twin?” and “Why are you lying to me?”

It convinced you that 11-year-olds were capable of cutting hair and piercing ears.

If Annie and Hallie can do it, so can I.

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You couldn’t wrap your head around how Lindsay Lohan played both Annie and Hallie

Your understanding of green screen technology wasn’t that sophisticated yet.

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It inspired you to try Oreos and peanut butter

An iconic combination.


You still vividly remember gasping when the two halves of this photo fit together


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You did everything in your power to learn this secret handshake

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You kinda fancied Dennis Quaid…

Such a good-looking rancher.

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And you wished Natasha Richardson was your Mam

So warm. So willing to let you try on goofy wedding hats.


You think this guy is one of the all-time best film grandads.

The pipe, the accent, the cardi. He’s perfect.


You can’t hear the song There She Goes without being reminded of those London scenes <3


Now that you’re fully grown, you’re horrified at the fact that Meredith Blake was supposed to be 26



You may technically be too old to watch it now, but you’ll always never be capable of flicking past it on telly.

Best film ever.


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Amy O'Connor

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