Fun, fun, fun!
Molly P. | Portland, Oregon USA | 11/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favorite Olsen Twins movie, and I'm an adult who can honestly say she enjoys it. I grew up on Full House and have always loved watching those two. They've done a lot of movies, and this one is my favorite. Supported by the charming Steve Guttenberg, the extremely funny Kirstie Alley, and a supporting cast that includes Philip Bosco as the sly and smart butler and Jane Sibbett as Clarice, the snooty, evil-plotting fiance of Guttenberg's character, this movie is sure to please any fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley. So the story goes kind of like this: look-alikes Amanda and Alyssa (Mary-Kate and Ashley, respectively) literally bump into each other while at a summer camp (that Amanda's a camper at and that Alyssa's extremely rich father happens to own). Once the two realize how closely they resemble each other, they hatch a plan to get Alyssa's single dad and Amanda's pretty caseworker romantically involved. Will they succeed, amidst foodfights, canoes falling over, and the interference of the conniving Clarice? This is a fun movie from beginning to end, with lots of visual treats (Andy Tennant Films--Fools Rush In, Ever After, etc.--always seem to have beautiful scenery), funny dialogue, and fantastic characters. There's exactly one slightly objectionable word (spoken by one of the Olsens), but I think only very conservative parents will have a problem with it. This movie is part Parent Trap, part Three Men And A Little Lady, and . . . basically just a really cute movie."
A fun family movie
Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 04/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amanda lives in an orphanage where her only real friend is her social worker. Alyssa is the only child of a multi-millionaire. But one summer, they meet by accident and hatch a daring plan. They switch places and try to get Amanda's social worker and Alyssa's dad to fall in love before he marries an awful woman. But when the fiancée figures out what's going on, can the girls pull it off?Granted, this movie is a variation of The Parent Trap. And while there were a few unexpected twists, there really isn't anything new to the plot. But the movie is incredibly fun. The first time I saw it I laughed so hard it hurt, and I was in college at the time. The movie creates humor from the premise, sometimes setting up jokes well ahead of the punch line. The Olsens do a good job with the acting. It's fun watching them basically play each other. The adults do a fabulous job with their rolls, making it easy to get lost in this world.I have shared this movie with many friends since I first saw it, and they all enjoyed it. I highly recommend this entertaining film."
A perfect family movie! Classic!
Mark Baker | 06/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think that this was a great movie. I mean it is not exactly an acadamy award winning movie but it is cute, funny and entertaining. The twins are adorable and I am at a loss to figure out why people are saying that they were bad actresses in the movie. I mean give the kids a break they are only 9 and I would like to see those reviewers do any better. It is a really cute movie- great for kids. I think that the Olsens and all of the other actors in the film did a great job. It is very rare now a days that you find a movie with good morals. All the people who gave this film a bad review probably look for violence and sex in movies. Well I am happy to say that this movie has none of that and people should appreciate that more than they do. I recomend this movie 100%!"
Always loved it
H. Wechmann | 10/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Truly one of Mary-Kate and Ashley's best movies. They had a great supportive cast and a very good plot in this variation of "The Parent Trap" with a twist. Rough-and-tumble orphan Amanda Lemmon (Mary-Kate) and wealthy yet lonely Alyssa Callaway (Ashley) are identical strangers who literally bump into each other, have some fun switching places, and then move into a scheme to bring together Alyssa's single father (Steve Guttenberg) and Amanda's single social worker (Kirstie Alley). But first, they have to find a way to get rid of Clarice (played to perfection by Jane Sibbett), your typical "witchlike villain" who plans to marry Alyssa's father and send Alyssa away. It's a fun movie with a simple plot, many funny moments and enjoyable performances from the Olsens. Kirstie Alley and Steve Guttenberg turn in great performances as well. If you are a fan of the Olsens, you won't want to miss this one"