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#1 of 58 Cameron Yee

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Posted April 30 2004 - 05:52 AM

Just read Ebert's postive review of this film and am actually considering seeing it. It seems to have a good team behind it - Tina Fey and the director of Freaky Friday. After seeing FF I also think Lohan is pretty good, but seeing that SNL promo with her plunging neckline scared me (in that "I shouldn't be seeing a teenager like that" way).
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#2 of 58 Jason Seaver

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Posted April 30 2004 - 06:12 AM

Yeah, that's my problem with this movie. I'm 30 years old and am not sure how I should react to an amusing-looking movie about kids 10 years younger than I (see also Ella Enchanted and The Girl Next Door). Does wanting to see this movie make me some kind of perv?
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Posted April 30 2004 - 06:32 AM

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Does wanting to see this movie make me some kind of perv?
There's a perfectly legitimate, non-perv reason for over-30 males to see this flick:

Tina Fey - both the woman herself AND her sharp comic writing.

Pretty much the same reason I TiVo SNL every week. Posted Image

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#4 of 58 Jason Seaver

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Posted April 30 2004 - 06:47 AM

True. It was difficult to explain that to my 19-year-old brother who was sitting beside me when we were hit with previews for Mean Girls, Ella Enchanted, and New York Minute all at once (though the latter's appeal just utterly baffled us), especially after he said he wasn't ready for Lindsay Lohan to have breasts yet. Posted Image
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#5 of 58 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 30 2004 - 06:54 AM

To this day I can't believe the girl in the remake of "The Parent Trap" is Lindsay Lohan.
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Posted April 30 2004 - 07:03 AM

This movie is much better then I thought it would be. I enjoyed it.
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#7 of 58 Jason Seaver

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Posted April 30 2004 - 07:07 AM

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To this day I can't believe the girl in the remake of "The Parent Trap" is Lindsay Lohan.
Why, because she's grown up hot(*), because she did such a phenomenal job playing twins that people thought she was two actresses, or did she do something else when even younger? I don't recall her in anything before The Parent Trap, but "to this day" sort of implies that it's boggled your mind since then.



(*) You're a perv, Seaver
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#8 of 58 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 30 2004 - 07:10 AM

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Posted April 30 2004 - 07:12 AM

I saw this a few weeks ago. It was better than I thought it was going to be. It's not your average teen movie, although it gets formulatic towards the ending. I'm interested in seeing it again.

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Posted April 30 2004 - 07:29 AM

The one I'm having a problem with is Lacy Chabert, aka Claudia from Party of Five. It's definitely weird seeing her and saying, "Uh, when did Claudia grow up and get a smokin' body?"

#11 of 58 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 30 2004 - 07:46 AM

I saw Lacey on the Tonight Show in HDTV last night promoting the movie. Posted Image Now I can't believe Lacey's over 21 nowadays. Lindsay turns 18 in July (a month after the Olsen twins turn 18...).
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Posted April 30 2004 - 08:22 AM

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Tina Fey - both the woman herself AND her sharp comic writing.


I agree. I usually lose interest in SNL following Weekend Update, but I stay up hoping Fey will show up in a sketch.

The joke on Friends last night regarding Ross going to a teen cheerleader movie instead of helping to pack seems timely.

Monica: "Creepy loner at a movie for teenagers or helpful brother?"

Sounds like this rises above its apparent genre, so I see as much of an issue watching this as going to see Freaky Friday and not being a teen girl or a mother with one. Only thing is I would try not to go to it alone Posted Image

EDIT: And preferably not just with another guy. That seems to make it worse.
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#13 of 58 Cameron Yee

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Posted April 30 2004 - 08:25 AM

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The one I'm having a problem with is Lacy Chabert, aka Claudia from Party of Five. It's definitely weird seeing her and saying, "Uh, when did Claudia grow up and get a smokin' body?"


I guess you missed her appearance in Maxim a couple years ago?
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#14 of 58 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 30 2004 - 08:31 AM

err, nope! Posted Image

Now I feel a wee bit naughty:

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#15 of 58 ToddP

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Posted April 30 2004 - 08:36 AM

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I guess you missed her appearance in Maxim a couple years ago?



lol...I guess i did. Posted Image

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Posted April 30 2004 - 08:39 AM

Patrick...thank you.

(And I'm planning on seeing this tomorrow.)

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Posted April 30 2004 - 08:51 AM

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Now I feel a wee bit naughty
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I can't believe she's only 17.

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Posted April 30 2004 - 09:13 AM

Just found out - (according to IMDB) we share a birthday.

July 2nd. She'll turn 18 as I turn 19. And then, the fun begins....

#19 of 58 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 30 2004 - 11:26 AM

Most guys will go to see this film for all the wrong reasons. Posted Image But it's pretty funny. It ends up doing right what "The Girl Next Door" does wrong or doesn't do at all. It entertains.
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#20 of 58 Ken Chan

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Posted April 30 2004 - 11:43 AM

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I don't recall her in anything before The Parent Trap
She got an "Introducing" for that (although I guess sometimes it's a lie -- some fairly prominent movie did that recently, I forget which)

She was also just named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful (#10 here)


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