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It Takes Two
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It Takes Two

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Director: Andy Tennant

Cast: Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg, Mary-Kate Olsen

 

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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

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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 conclude that their lives would be improved if Roger and Diane were to get together and form a family, and they set out to bring the adults together. More jaded, older viewers may be put off by the film's saccharine tone and derivative, Parent Trap-like narrative, but the inoffensive humor and the presence of popular TV stars the Olsen Twins should appeal to family audiences.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Those adorable twin "tyke-oons" Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ventured outside Full House to make their big-screen debut in this irresistible 1995 romantic comedy. Part Parent Trap and part Prince and the Pauper, this family film features Mary-Kate as Amanda, a feisty and streetwise orphan. Ashley costars as Alyssa, whose wealthy father is engaged to a child-hating social climber. When the look-alikes meet at a summer camp, they conspire to switch places and play Cupid for Ashley's dad (Steve Guttenberg) and Amanda's compassionate social worker (Kirstie Alley). The adults are wise not to get in the way of the Olsens, who carry the movie with scene-stealing aplomb

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/2009
UPC:
0883929087037
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirstie Alley Diane Barrows
Steve Guttenberg Roger Callaway
Mary-Kate Olsen Amanda Lemmon
Ashley Olsen Alyssa Callaway
Philip Bosco Vincenzo
Jane Sibbett Clarice Kensington
Lawrence Z. Dane Mr. Kensington
Michelle Grisom Carmen
Ernie Grunwald Harry Butkis
Ellen-Ray Hennessey Fanny Butkis
Gerry Parkes Priest
Desmond Robertson Frankie

Technical Credits
Andy Tennant Director
Andy Cohen Co-producer
Roger Bondelli Editor
James Cruikshank Producer
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah Dean Davis Screenwriter
Mel Efros Executive Producer
Sherman Foote Score Composer
Ray Foote Score Composer
Laura Friedman Co-producer
Amy Lippens Casting
Mick MacKay Asst. Director
Molly McGuiness Costumes/Costume Designer
James Orr Producer
Edward Pisoni Production Designer
Keith Samples Executive Producer
Vlasta Svoboda Art Director
Kenneth Zunder Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- It Takes Two
1. Chapter 1 [4:38]
2. Chapter 2 [1:57]
3. Chapter 3 [2:06]
4. Chapter 4 [2:05]
5. Chapter 5 [9:20]
6. Chapter 6 [3:54]
7. Chapter 7 [4:54]
8. Chapter 8 [2:29]
9. Chapter 9 [4:56]
10. Chapter 10 [4:09]
11. Chapter 11 [1:35]
12. Chapter 12 [6:58]
13. Chapter 13 [3:06]
14. Chapter 14 [3:10]
15. Chapter 15 [7:07]
16. Chapter 16 [6:20]
17. Chapter 17 [5:12]
18. Chapter 18 [6:14]
19. Chapter 19 [5:40]
20. Chapter 20 [3:55]
21. Chapter 21 [4:04]
22. Chapter 22 [3:23]
23. Chapter 23 [3:35]

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It Takes Two 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
yes i remember this movie and it was a cute movie . i only have 2 movies with the Olsen twins. Our lips are Sealed and New York Minute but this one was cute.
furballfan More than 1 year ago
Really cute movie. Lots of twists and turns, and great for family movies. Twist involve two girls that look alike and switch places. Cute family interchanges and a great ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Orphan Amanda has no home and no family, she lives in an orphanage. Alyssa is the daughter of the rich Roger Callaway who is about to marry an evil stepmother. When Amanda and Alyssa meet, at the woods between Camp Callaway and Roger Callaway's summer house they deicide it would be fun to switch places! They both have a great deal of fun and no-one realises. They soon realise orphan counseller Diane would be the perfect match for Roger Callway.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this movie it is so funny. It is a movie i recommened to family movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When two girls, one an orphan looking for a home, and the other a wealthy girl about to get an evil stepmother, meet in the woods, the trouble begins. The two decide to switch places for a night. Soon the too girls realize just how much they enjoy each other's company. Deciding that the wealthy father and the attractive caseworker would be perfect for each other, the two girls set put a trap to hopefully get the two of them to fall in love. The orphan girl's main hopes of getting the two adults to fall in love are so that a family whom she can't stand won't adopt her. This movie gives a glimpse into the lives of orphans. The character in the movie constantly refers to how hard life as an orphan can be, and how nice a family would be. It also portrays the fact that older children are harder to adopt, because most people would prefer to adopt an infant.
The movie takes off from there, and like a lot of children's movies, even through all of the twists and turns everything works out for the best. This movie follows a traditional plot line of a matchmaker movie, but it gives laughs and surprises around every corner. This movie will certainly be around to entertain the young and old generations for a long time to come.