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The Parent Trap (1961)

Overall B

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use C

Why is The Parent Trap (1961) rated G? The MPAA rated The Parent Trap (1961) G

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Why is The Parent Trap (1961) rated G? The Parent Trap (1961) is rated G by the MPAA

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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The Parent Trap (1961)
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Parent Trap (1961) movie is September 26, 2005. Here are some details…

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In 1998, Disney Studio’s remade The Parent Trap, with a young Lindsay Lohan playing the double role of the twins. Another family of motherless children meddles in their father’s love life in the 1958 movie Houseboat.

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