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Still shot from the movie: The Parent Trap (1961).

The Parent Trap (1961)

When Sharon McKendrick and Susan Evers (both played by Hayley Mills) discover they are twins that were separated at birth, they plan the ultimate trap to bring their divorced parents (Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara) back together. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release:
Video Release: 26 Sep 2005
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is The Parent Trap (1961) Rated G?


The girls take a certain delight in playing pranks on others. These include sabotaging tents with mud, honey, string and toilet paper, cutting the back out of a girl’s dress so her underwear is exposed, and practical jokes intended to embarrass the recipient. One of these incidents results in a food and fist fight, another coaxes two bear cubs into a tent. Besides the slapstick antics, humor is also derived from some miscommunications about the facts of life and a bra that is left hanging in a shower. The quick temper of Maureen O’Hara’s character leads her to punch her ex-husband in the eye. As well, adult characters smoke and drink alcohol through out the film.

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