MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 976 this week

It Takes Two (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  17 November 1995 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 13,913 users   Metascore: 45/100
Reviews: 43 user | 20 critic | 12 from Metacritic.com

Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa's father from ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 02 Jun 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 03 Sep 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "It Takes Two" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It Takes Two (1995)

It Takes Two (1995) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It Takes Two.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Billboard Dad (1998)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Twin girls advertise their single father on a Santa Monica Billboard.

Director: Alan Metter
Stars: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Tom Amandes
Passport to Paris (Video 1999)
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Sent to Paris to visit their grandfather, the twins fall in love with France, not to mention two French boys.

Director: Alan Metter
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Peter White
Switching Goals (TV Movie 1999)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Twin sisters Emma and Sam come up with a scheme to switch places so each can play in the soccer team they prefer.

Director: David Steinberg
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Kathryn Greenwood
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The Farmer family is in big debts; they might lose their house soon. The seven year old Farmer twins, Kelly and Lynn, decide not to let this happen. They discover that somebody really mean ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Margolin
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Cloris Leachman
When in Rome I (Video 2002)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Leila and Charli Hunter are in Rome to participate in a Summer Intern Program. After they begin their jobs, they are immediately fired due to careless mishaps. But Derek Hammond, who owns ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Purcell
Stars: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Leslie Danon
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Follow Mary-Kate and Ashely halfway around the world in this Aussie adventure jam packed with non-stop action, laughs, super spies and surfer guys. The extraordinary escapade begins when ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Shapiro
Stars: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jim Meskimen
Winning London (Video 2001)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When Chloe and Riley Lawrence are invited to London to participate in the International Model UN competition, they enjoy seeing the sights and find romance with cute British boys.

Director: Craig Shapiro
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Brandon Tyler
Adventure | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When the twins feel like their mom is tired of them, they take off on an exciting adventure to grandmother's house and encounter a pair of villains along the way.

Director: Jeff Franklin
Stars: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Rhea Perlman
Holiday in the Sun (Video 2001)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Sisters Alex and Madison are whisked away to the Bahamas for winter break but soon find themselves crossing paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts.

Director: Steve Purcell
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Austin Nichols
The Challenge (TV Movie 2003)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

It's an action adventure/adventure comedy. They play estranged twins with very opposite personalities. Lizzie is very focused and driven, while Shane is more relaxed, but concerned about ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Shapiro
Stars: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Brian Skala
How the West Was Fun (TV Movie 1994)
Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Twins Suzy and Jessica visit granny Natty's dude ranch in the Wild West. The ranch has too few paying visitors and granny may have to sell the ranch to evil developer Bart unless "somebody"... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Margolin
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Martin Mull
So Little Time (2001–2002)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Teenagers Riley and Chloe are subject to the trials and tribulations of school, family, friends, and boys.

Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Taylor Negron
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Roger Callaway
...
...
...
Vincenzo
...
Clarice Kensington
Michelle Grisom ...
Carmen
Desmond Robertson ...
Frankie
Tiny Mills ...
Tiny
Shanelle Henry ...
Patty
Anthony Aiello ...
Anthony
LaTonya Borsay ...
Wanda
...
Michelle (as Michelle Lonsdale-Smith)
...
Jerry
Elizabeth Walsh ...
Emily
Edit

Storyline

Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa's father from getting married to Clarice, a conceited, know-it-all, the girls get him to meet Amanda's Case Worker and switch lives to stop the wedding once and for all. Though things don't go exactly as planned when Alyssa gets adopted and Clarice moves up the wedding... Written by Aaron Saltzer

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When it comes to making the perfect match...Two heads are better than one! Especially if they look exactly alike. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Me and My Shadow  »

Box Office

Gross:

$19,474,589 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the plot points are taken from Mark Twain's story "The Prince and the Pauper". See more »

Goofs

During the food fight, Alyssa runs out of the dining hall, and we can see mac and cheese in her hair. When she goes through the swinging door and meets Amanda in the kitchen, it's gone. See more »

Quotes

Diane Barrows: You're not a reject. It's just that, most people want to adopt...
Amanda Lemmon: Babies. I know.
See more »

Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Written by Herbie Hancock, Rahsaan Kelly, Geoff Wilkinson, Mel Simpson
Performed by Us3
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So primitive, yet so perfect.
16 January 1999 | by (Surheim, Germany) – See all my reviews

I watched "It Takes Two" twice and I would watch it another time I guess, but I don't think I would ever tape it. It's just not good enough. But it works perfectly. The movie centers at two cute and smart little girls, who are put in different dresses, different places, different environments and different situations in order to create this common changing-your-identities-humour, this time involving children.

We also have a stereotypical villainess, played by Jane Sibbett, exactly this stepmother-in-spe from every child's nightmare. We've seen these characters plenty of times, but who cares, it's the character we want to see here. Another common device is to have one really good actor in a supporting role, why not in the role of a butler? Here we have Philip Bosco, doing all the things expected from the nice butler, doing a fine job. A good thing is that the movie also focuses on the Kirstie Alley character. Kirstie Alley is exactly the right actress to play a cool, slightly crazy and likeable female lead in harmless family entertainment.

The point is that the movie uses the same humour, romance and conflict as usual, but skillfully enough, so it doesn't seem like copying. And that the two little girls are so smart that they manage to solve the conflict and get to that happy ending they want. That's what some people want to see and it has often been made much worse. The Olsen twins are alright here, we don't need the best child actresses you can possibly find in a movie like that. Cute, sympathetic and funny as they still are and as the movie just is, my rating is 8 (7,6?) out of 10.


10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
it takes two vs. parent trap barbie3wo
It Takes Two/The Parent Trap MikeBer09
the trash heap scene isn't the only one where mary-kate plays ashley isbn9780671775384
my favorite movie krazyhorse98
Olsen Looks swimteam
olsen twins or lindsay lohan? coolshorty637
Discuss It Takes Two (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?