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this may be the worst sequel ever made


They must have worked really hard to make every element of this film-the music, the actresses (except for poor Ms. Mills, who hopefully bought something really substantial with this paycheck) and the script-the script!-just as bad as they possibly could. Honestly. What garbage.

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I actually really enjoyed this movie. It had a very 80's feel to it, I liked it.

"Why... so... serious?"

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I thought Parent Trap III and the last one (Hawaiian something) were worse!

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Always like seeing Haley Mills. But that red-headed girl who played her daughter was a cross between overacting and irritating. The little blond girl was much more natural.

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Like another poster mentioned, it was a made-for television movie and there isn't one thing about the production values that says differenty. I'll wager that the budget was divied up four ways: 1) Hayley Mills, 2) Tom Skerritt, 3) the few 'double shot' effects so we can see the twins together, 4) and the rest went to the actual production.

The script isn't as good as the first, but it does have it's own charm, and you can't deny the various winks and nods to both the original movie and Hayley Mills.

When you see the production values for part III and Hawaiian Honeymoon, they actually make part 2 look almost theatrical.

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Only good thing is to see Hayley Mills reprising her role. Story is unbelievable... Why make the other twin married? Would have been better to make her single.. why waste her time? If her sister was interested in a man, she would go after him without help!!! Story is a big problem. Guess when it was released no one cared, just excited for a sequel to parent trap.

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Agree that Parent Trap II would be better if both sisters were single instead of having the one sister married but flirting with another man. On the other hand, at least the hijinks are much less malicious than the original and it doesn't promote violence. So while it still has plenty of flaws I enjoyed this more than the first one.

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