It Takes Two (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

It Takes Two (1995)



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When 9-year-old orphan Amanda and genteel Alyssa run into each other at a summer camp, they discover that they look exactly alike and decide to switch places. Noticing how Amanda's social-worker friend Diane and Alyssa's millionaire father hit it off, the girls begin conspiring to get them together.
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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Warner Home Video


Kirstie Alley
as Diane Barrows
Steve Guttenberg
as Roger Callaway
Mary-Kate Olsen
as Amanda Lemmon
Ashley Olsen
as Alyssa Callaway
Philip Bosco
as Vincenzo
Jane Sibbett
as Clarice Kensington
Tiny Mills
as Tiny
Ellen-Ray Hennessey
as Fanny Butkis
Anthony Aiello
as Anthony
Gerry Parkes
as Priest
Sean Orr
as Jerry
Michael Vollans
as Blue Team Kid
Paul O'Sullivan
as Bernard Louffier
Lawrence Z. Dane
as Mr. Kensington
Garrard Parkes
as St. Bart's Priest
Gina Clayton
as Muffy Bilderberg
Douglas O'Keeffe
as Craig Bilderberg
Mark Huisman
as Waiter at Party
Marilyn Boyle
as Miss Van Dyke
Ernie Grunwald
as Harry Butkis
Ellen-Ray Hennessy
as Fanny Butkis
Dov Tiefenback
as Harry Butkis Jr.
Annick Obonsawin
as Brenda Butkis
Austin Pool
as Billy Butkis
Andre Lorant
as Bobby Butkis
Philip Williams
as Airport Tractor Driver
Vito Rezza
as Butkis' Neighbor
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Critic Reviews for It Takes Two

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

The film's underlying sentiment is conveyed effectively, if obviously.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
Top Critic

Alas, the Olsen girls are not immediately heart-warming.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

With their perilously wide, Walter Keane eyes, the Olsen twins are cute enough, but compared with other child performers their charms seem forced.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for It Takes Two

Horrible family film that has nothing good going for it. With a very poor cast of actors, this is one of those films that you watched as a kid, and liked, but years later realized how bad it really was. The lead actresses are horrible, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olson could never act well in the first place. The story is poorly thought out, and the film is packed with predictable clichés and no once of originality to really make this film a lot of fun for the viewer. Director Andy Tennant can't craft a solid and memorable family comedy and the result is a film that falls flat due to a poor cast and story. Add to that, poor directing, and overall an uninteresting idea for a film, and you have a film that is sure to fail. This is an awful film that doesn't work and it is a misfire that is definitely not worth watching. This just suffers from overused ideas that we've seen so many times before, and the Olson twins are simply horrible. They had one hit with the TV show Full house, but afterwards they never should have moved into feature films. This is the result right here, a poorly made film that doesn't belong on the shelf of so many other classic childhood favorites. This film simply doesn't work as effective and memorable family entertainment. Also it's one of those films that haven't stood the test of time as so many other family films have. This is not a film worth seeing, and it is awful in terms of a family film. The films biggest flaw is that it tries to be something it's not, and ends being a pretty boring film and a waste of time in the end.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Childhood favourite and a classic!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

The Olsen twins first big movie is actually watchable. It's predictable, and somewhat like The Parent Trap, but kids will like it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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