Switching Goals (2000)




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Twin sisters discover trading places isn't quite as simple as they imagined in this comedy for the whole family. Emma Stanton (Ashley Olsen) and Samantha Stanton (Mary-Kate Olsen) are a pair of 12-year-old identical twins who look alike, but otherwise have little in common. Samantha -- or Sam, as most everyone calls her -- loves sports and isn't much on frilly stuff, while Emma is a junior fashion maven who doesn't have any use for her sister's tomboy interests. Their father (Eric Lutes) thinks he doesn't have a close enough relationship with Emma, so he decides to draft her onto the winning girls' soccer team he's coaching; their mother (Kathryn Greenwood) signs Sam up for a second-string team coached by someone who acts as if he could hardly be bothered to watch the game. Neither Sam nor Emma is happy with this situation, so they decide to swap places on the teams; at first, neither Mom or Dad are the wiser, but when the girls' wildly different levels of play become obvious, Emma discovers she has to act like Sam to keep her folks from catching on to their plan, and vice versa.
G (nothing objectionable)
Comedy , Kids & Family , Television
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Warner Home Video

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Mary-Kate Olsen
as Sam Stanton
Ashley Olsen
as Emma Stanton
Eric Lutes
as Jerry Stanton
Jake LeDoux
as Richie
Keith White
as Willard
Robert Clark
as Helmet Head
Jesse Farb
as Oscar
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Critic Reviews for Switching Goals

All Critics (5)

Twins and their dad try to cheat but learn fair play.

Full Review… | June 23, 2015
Common Sense Media

So horrific are the Olsen flicks that their only logical use could be as "bad-behavior deterrents" (As in: "Behave yourself or I'll put on that Olsen twins movie!")

Full Review… | November 22, 2002

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July 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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December 31, 1999
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Switching Goals

This was a decent movie with the twins. Not as good as some of there other stuff they have done but I think there is lessons to be learned in this movie for kids. A definite family show that you and the kids can sit down and watch together.

John B
John B

i used to love the olson twins, and even though i cant play soccer, its fun watching people who can!

Ke!sea (:
Ke!sea (:

I really like this early movie of the Olsen twins. We also have this movie. It's great, funny & cool.

Rachel S.
Rachel S.

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