It Takes Two
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Identical twin 9-year-old girls, one a poor orphan, the other a rich heiress, cause confusion when they decide to meddle in their caretakers' love lives in this family-oriented comedy. Amanda (Mary Kate Olsen) is the orphan, a scrappy young girl with no family, relying on the support of her caring social worker, Diane (Kirstie Alley). When Diane brings Amanda to a summer camp, she first encounters Alyssa (Ashley Olsen), the wealthy daughter of the camp's sponsor, Roger Callaway (Steve Guttenberg). The girls immediately bond and decide to switch places for the fun of it. They soon… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's underlying sentiment is conveyed effectively, if obviously."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"A harmless caper that ought to thrill girls under 12, and offer modest diversion to their parents."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Adorable munchkins or cloying brats? You be the judge."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I'd rather stick a needle in my eye than sit through this again"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"There is little original in the film. Most scenes you have seen countless times before. They even have an old fashion food fight. I thought everyone had gotten tired of seeing them by now."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Alas, the Olsen girls are not immediately heart-warming."
‑ , Time Out
"Writer Deborah Dean Davis and director Andy Tennant are fully aware of the absolute predictability of their material and therefore make the getting to an inevitable ending as much fun as possible."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"To quote one of the characters, 'We mustn't! We mustn't!'"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A paper-thin, predictable family comedy."
‑ Michael Haile, Boxoffice Magazine
"Kids will certainly lap it up but adults will guess the plot after five minutes and be left drumming their fingers for the remaining hour-and-a-half."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Under the direction of Andy Tennant, the Olsen sisters lay on the icky-poo cuteness with several trowels, often delivering their lines as though they were reciting the alphabet."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A rote variation on Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper that is marginally salvaged by those spunky Olsen twins from ABC's Full House."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"A reasonably good take on a great classic."
‑ Janet Branagan, Apollo Guide
"It's not a bad little time-waster for the kiddies."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Alley, who is one of the best comic actresses around, does her best to liven things up, but this movie belongs to the kids. In general, she's fighting a losing battle."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
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