It Takes Two (1995) Two more reasons why TV is better than the movies: The Olsen twins are now big-screen stars. Yet surprisingly, the 9-year-old ex- Full House runts… Ashley Olsen Mary-Kate Olsen Kirstie Alley Steve Guttenberg Philip Bosco
Movie Review

It Takes Two (1995)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details With: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen

Two more reasons why TV is better than the movies: The Olsen twins are now big-screen stars. Yet surprisingly, the 9-year-old ex-Full House runts made a canny choice for their debut film, It Takes Two. In this Prince and the Pauper/Parent Trap hybrid, a street orphan (Mary-Kate — or is it Ashley?) and her rich doppelgänger (the other Olsen) switch places to fix up one's would-be adoptive mom (Kirstie Alley) with the other's millionaire/widower dad (Steve Guttenberg). It seems only fitting that the flavorless Guttenberg would land in this smooth tapioca concoction, but Alley deserves better.

Originally posted Nov 24, 1995 Published in issue #302 Nov 24, 1995 Order article reprints