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Why we love Mary-Kate and Ashley's ''It Takes Two''

(1995)

Ashley Olsen, Kirstie Alley, ...

Why we love Mary-Kate and Ashley’s ”It Takes Two”

PREDICAMENT Twins separated at birth – one in an orphanage, the other a mansion – meet by accident. À la ”The Parent Trap,” the girls switch places to stop Dad from marrying his shrewish fiancée.

MARY-KATE PLAYS Amanda Lemmon, a tomboy who’s just fine being an orphan, thank you very much

ASHLEY PLAYS Alyssa Callaway, the prissy daughter of tycoon Roger (Steve Guttenberg – remember him?)

FASHION STATEMENT Amanda works the overalls-and-baseball-cap look; Alyssa’s wardrobe consists mostly of garments covered in bows.

WHY WE LOVE IT In addition to the great chemistry among cast members (including Kirstie Alley), this charming rags-to-riches tale has a happy ending – and we’re not just talking about the $19.5 million the film raked in.

GRADE A-

Originally posted April 19 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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