Taylor and Kylie Hunter are sweet sixteen and licensed to drive. Grab a seat in their classic Mustang convertible as they set out on their very first road trip, to the Winter Games in Utah. Cute outfits, even cuter guys. A... more »nd all kinds of friends along the way. But watch for Olympic-size detours. Will they ever make it to the velvet-smooth ski slopes and posh Stein Ericksen Lodge at Deer Valley and the big-air snowboarding at Park City? Will they be on time for the Winter Games? See for yourself why half the fun is...GETTING THERE« less
"As usual in the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen films, Mary-Kate and Ashley play two 16-year-old spoiled rich girls who's parents buy them a convertible for their 16th birthday and allows them to take a road trip to Utah for the Winter Olympic games with some friends (both males and females). Along the way, they get into trouble when one of the cars is stolen, and they meet up with some kids who help them. First of all, I can't understand why any parent would give their 16-year-olds a car on their 16th birthdays (OK, maybe some with a lot of money but c'mon, a CONVERTIBLE?!) and then let them take a road trip across country! Maybe if the parents were on dope, but if they were grounded parents, then they should (I hope at least) know better than to do something like that. Also, why on earth were the actors in the film not wearing seat belts? Isn't Hollywood supposed to support the use of their actors wearing seat belts in movies and on TV? For 16-year-olds they should AT LEAST be wearing seat belts! There wasn't much of a unique storyline or plot, and I would've graded this film less but it's the Olsen twins and I don't really want to totally diss their films (I am a fan, after all...don't ask why!). Anyway, the acting is okay, especially by the Olsen twins, but you can't really relate to any of the characters. One of the things that I don't like about the Olsen twins' films is that they always play characters who just like to shop, gossip, and talk on the phone. And then they end up getting to go someplace like London or Australia where they meet cute boys and fall in love and everything has a happy ending."Getting There" was a disappointing film. I do not really recommend it unless you are a huge Olsen twins fan.Score:
I'm really disappointed
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved the Olsen twins since they were on Full house. I never really LOVED any of their movies, but I have to say that I really liked "It Takes Two." Recently their movies have been kind of repetitive- they go to a foreign country and meet two boys. I thought this movie was going to be better, but it wasn't. The whole movie really is about "getting there" and it was the most boring movie I think they've ever made. The boys were surfers, and were portrayed as these mindless idiots. There was a very weak plot, and very little action. It was really stupid how every attempt they made to get to Utah failed. The other thing I didn't like was how once again, mary-Kate and Ashley were living in a fantasy world. They had money to go on planes, buses, cars and other various ways of transportation to get to Utah. Oh, and no chaperones either. Overall, I was really disappointed."
Watch it just because it's so horrible
chick_flick | 12/24/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Normally I don't waste time on movies that I have read or heard so many bad things about, but with Getting There there were just so many 1 ratings on NetFlix I had to see just how bad it was. Three words, they were right."
L. Wilson | Virginia | 11/04/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Since the twins have become boy-crazy, their movies have gone down hill--FAST!! They should have made more movies when they were little, because those movies were much better than what they are making now. I have bought all their movies for my 11-year old daughter, and we both agreed this was the last one we would buy."
L. Wilson | 09/29/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I will not deny being an Olsen fan; I have been ever since their Full House days. I love their movies from when they were much younger, but I can't stomach their others. They need stronger plots in their movies; all this movie is is Mary-Kate and Ashley playing spoiled twin girls who not only get a brand new convertible from their parents on their 16th birhtday, but also get their parents' permission to take a road trip to the Olympic Games with a few friends. Already, I couldn't relate to them. I think that's one problem with the twins' more recent acting: you can't relate to their characters. The Olsens are plenty talented and pretty, but I wish they'd stop using the same formula in their videos. They're either getting on a plane and shooting a movie in a new country or portray the same types of teenagers doing the same things in every movie. Don't get me wrong--I'll always be a fan, but not of these kinds of movies."