Movie Article

Passport to Paris

(1999)

Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, ... | FRENCH CONNECTION Mel (Mary-Kate, right) and Ally (Ashley) bond with Bore-zilla (played by Jeremy Bluff) over fast food
FRENCH CONNECTION Mel (Mary-Kate, right) and Ally (Ashley) bond with Bore-zilla (played by Jeremy Bluff) over fast food

Why we'd skip Mary-Kate and Ashley's ''Passport to Paris''

PREDICAMENT After their parents decide ''there is more to life than call-waiting and the mall,'' they ship the Porter girls off to Paris for spring break to visit their grandfather, who also happens to be the U.S. ambassador to France. The twins ditch their embassy escort (unfunnily nicknamed Bore-zilla) to practice the international language with the cute locals.

MARY-KATE PLAYS Mel, the smart one, whose job it is to come up with half-thought-out ideas

ASHLEY PLAYS Boy-crazy Ally, who devours fashion magazines

FASHION STATEMENT Disguises that come straight off the runway: leather trenchcoats, penciled-in mustaches, and little black dresses with proper pearls for the embassy parties

WHY WE'D SKIP IT The scenery of the City of Lights is nice, but the bad accents and clichéd snotty Frenchmen make us finally appreciate freedom fries.

GRADE C+

Originally posted Apr 19, 2004