The Parent Trap III

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  • 1989
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.9  (805)

The Parent Trap III is a lighthearted family comedy from 1989, starring Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, and Ray Baker. The movie is a sequel to the 1961 classic The Parent Trap, which also featured Mills in a dual role as identical twins. The story picks up several years after the events of the first two movies, and follows the adult lives of Susan and Sharon, the twins whose lives were separated at birth. Susan is now living in Boston with her husband and their young daughter, while Sharon is a single parent living in California with her teenage son, Nick. The two sisters haven't seen each other in years, but they still keep in touch and maintain a close relationship.

When Susan learns that her husband's job is relocating them to California, she sees it as a chance to reunite with her sister and introduce her family to their long-lost relatives. However, their plans are complicated when Nick develops a crush on Susan's daughter and tries to set them up as a couple. Meanwhile, Susan's husband becomes jealous of her old flame who happens to also be in California and staying with Sharon.

As the family spends more time together, they begin to unravel a mystery surrounding their deceased parents, and realize there may be more to their past than they originally thought. Along the way, they learn the importance of family and the value of forgiveness and second chances.

The Parent Trap III brings back the charm and humor of the original movie while also introducing new characters and conflicts. Hayley Mills once again delivers a strong performance as both Susan and Sharon, proving that she still has the talent and likability that made her a household name in the 60s. Barry Bostwick is also a welcome addition to the cast, bringing his own brand of wit and charisma as Susan's husband.

The movie's setting in sunny California provides a beautiful backdrop for the story, with several scenes taking place on the beaches and in the mountains. The soundtrack features upbeat pop songs from the 80s, adding to the movie's energetic and lighthearted tone.

One of the movie's biggest strengths is its focus on family and relationships. The story explores the complicated dynamics between parents and children, siblings, and spouses, and how love and understanding can overcome even the most difficult conflicts. The Parent Trap III is heartfelt and wholesome, providing a wonderful viewing experience for the whole family.

Overall, The Parent Trap III is a well-crafted and enjoyable sequel that captures the spirit of the original movie while also introducing new characters and themes. With its talented cast, beautiful setting, and heartwarming story, it's a must-watch for fans of the original movie and anyone who enjoys wholesome family comedies.

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    1 hr 40 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (805)