So, I have seen Avatar and I must say that save the special effects and the 3D-ed-ness, it did not impress me at all. This is not new news to you, our readers, though as we already talked about this in a previous post. No, the movie I am going to be talking about today I have recently come to realize is the most insane movie EVER!
As you know, Kate and I just had twins not even a month ago, and life has been great. The reason I bring this up is because it brought to mind an old movie that I have come to realize is absolutely crazy. The movie I am thinking about is the “Parent Trap.” Not the one that most of you probably know, the one with Lindsay Lohan, but the classic with Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills. This is the one that I grew up watching, and I loved it, but I have recently come to realize that the premise of the movie is SO misguided.
For those of you who don’t know, the movie is all about this set of twins whose parents got divorced. I don’t know how this happened, but I guess in the divorce settlement each parent took one of the twins and left the other twin for the other parent. It is crazy and unfathomable to think that a judge would be insane enough to say, “Well, there is no precedence for making a ruling of this sort, but it would definitely be good for everyone involved if these two girls never knew that they were twins or who their other parent was.” Tell me, wouldn’t a judge be disbarred or lose his/her seat if they made this sort of drastic ruling?
I love this movie, but I don’t think that I will ever be able to watch it again. I had never thought about this aspect of the movie before, but now that I have, the movie is ruined for me.
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