the parent trap (1998)

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Infinite List of Movies: [31/??] The Parent Trap (1998)
↳ “So, if your mom is my mom and my dad is your dad, and we were both born on October 11, then you and I are, like, sisters.”

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an endless list of that can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, world series kind of stuff movies

the parent trap (1998); “And I suppose you just expect me to go weak at the knees, and fall into your arms, and cry hysterically. And say we’ll just figure this whole thing out. A bi-continental relationship with our daughters being raised here and there. And, and, you and I just picking up where we left off and growing old together. And, and, c'mon, Nick, what do you expect? To live happily ever after?”

Nancy Meyers b. December 8, 1949

Meyers worked as a journalist before heading to Hollywood in the hopes of being a writer. She worked a series of small behind the scenes roles before she managed to get her first screenplay, Private Benjamin produced in 1980. She was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay. 

Meyers continued to have a successful career as a screenwriter and producer throughout the 80s and 90s. In 1998 she made her directorial debut with The Parent Trap. The film also launched the career of child-star Lindsay Lohan. 

Meyers second film, What Women Want was a commercial success and for a time was the highest grossing film directed by a woman in the U.S. 

In total as of 2015 Meyers has directed 6 feature films. She is one of the few women, including contemporary Nora Ephron, who has been able to sustain a directing career entirely within the Hollywood studio system. Her daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer is also following in her footsteps and will make her directorial debut in 2017 with the film Home Again

One movie I like from every year I’ve been alive:

  • 1986: Flight of the Navigator
  • 1987: Maurice
  • 1988: A Fish Called Wanda
  • 1989: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • 1990: Home Alone
  • 1991: Enchanted April
  • 1992: Batman Returns
  • 1993: The Secret Garden
  • 1994: Richie Rich
  • 1995: A Little Princess 
  • 1996: Harriet the Spy
  • 1997: The Fifth Element 
  • 1998: The Parent Trap
  • 1999: Notting Hill
  • 2000: Chicken Run
  • 2001: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • 2002: The Importance of Being Earnest 
  • 2003: Pirates of the Caribbean 
  • 2004: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 2005: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 
  • 2006: The Fall
  • 2007: Hot Fuzz
  • 2008: Frost/Nixon 
  • 2009: Sherlock Holmes
  • 2010: The King’s Speech
  • 2011: Cowboys and Aliens
  • 2012: A Fantastic Fear of Everything (and Skyfall)
  • 2013: Pacific Rim 
  • 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 2015: Crimson Peak (and Mad Max) 
  • 2016: Hidden Figures (and Star Trek Beyond)
  • 2017: TBD: Beauty and the Beast (and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) ????