‘The Parent Trap’ (Elizabeth): “How could you do this to me?”

THE PARENT TRAP by David Swift, Nancy Meyers & Charles Shyer

From: Movie

Type: Comedic

Character: Elizabeth James is Hallie and Annie's mother, and the unwitting subject to their reuniting scheme.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 30's

Summary: Elizabeth is upset that Hallie and Annie lied to her about meeting their dad.

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ELIZABETH: Okay you two… How could you do this to me? Let me put this as succinctly as possible. You… (points to Hallie) I mean, (points to Annie) — One of you told me your father knew I was arriving here today… And I’m here to tell you the man I just saw in the elevator had absolutely no idea he and I were on the same planet, let alone in the same hotel. And it was completely and utterly humiliating. I gotta lie down… (flops down on sofa, resting her head on a pillow) The man went completely ashen. Like I was the bloody ghost of Christmas past. (rubs her head) Can one of you get me something cold for my head? Don’t you think I’ve pondered what it was going to be, like to see your father again after all these years? Well, let me tell you, me waving like a mindless idiot while Nick Parker is wrapped in another woman’s arms is not exactly the scenario I had in mind. No sireee… And furthermore and much worse, is the fact that I’ve been lied to by my own children and I’d like to know why. Girls! You were going to tell me why you lied and brought me here without telling your father!?!

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