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You can't get a better storyline than Parent Trap: twin sisters, separated at birth and raised by estranged parents without any knowledge of the other, meet up at summer camp and decide to switch places. It worked in 1961 with the irrepressible Haley Mills and the 1998 remake, featuring Lindsay Lohan's debut, was equally infectious. Our kids relish watching the girls orchestrate the reunion of their parents but are particularly fond of the films' subplot in which the girls torture their Dad's prissy girlfriend on a camping trip. They cover her in honey, tempt bear cubs into her tent and float her into the middle of the lake while asleep in her PJ's. Whether you choose Brian Keith or Dennis Quaid as the twins' scowling, but forgiving father or opt for Maureen O'Hara or Natasha Richardson as their elegant mom, both serve up what might be the best Disney ending, ever.
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A Family Camping Trip
Age Recommendation: All Ages!
Time Allotment: A weekend is a good start
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