THE PARENT TRAP
Directed by Nancy Meyers, starring Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson and Lindsay Lohan
In The Parent Trap, a bottle of wine encapsulates the connection between two people while tangibly embodying the potency of memory. The Disney romantic comedy, a remake of the 1961 classic, follows identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and raised by one of their now separated parents on either side of the world.
On a chance meeting in a US summer camp, the two secretly switch places, Hallie joining their mother, Elizabeth James, in London, while Annie finds herself plunged into the haze of the Napa Valley wine region, where their father, Nick Parker, runs Parker Knoll vineyard. And the family reunites, thanks partly to a bottle of wine.
The wine in question is Jermann Where Dreams Have No End (known colloquially as simply Dreams) from Friuli, a bottle greatly enjoyed by the then newly-wed couple, which later, Nick reveals to Elizabeth in his wine cellar, noting that it took him years to track down. Dreams, therefore, preserves the memory of their union, and becomes a symbol of their rekindled love.