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It Takes Two (1995)

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 »

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Vincenzo
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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

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

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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17 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Me and My Shadow  »

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$19,474,589 (USA)
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Trivia

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

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When Alyssa and Amanda write notes to Roger and Diane in an attempt to get them to meet up in the woods, they each tell them to be there at a different time. One letter says to meet at 6:30 and the other says 7:00. See more »

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Diane Barrows: Told ya. Third time's a charm...
Roger Callaway: Wait. All of this? This was *your* doing?
[Amanda and Alyssa smile]
Roger Callaway: Oh, it *was*, was it?
Roger Callaway: Well, girls, what do you have to say for yourselves?
Alyssa CallowayAmanda Lemmon: So kiss already!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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(I've Got Spurs) Jingle Jangle Jingle
Written by Joseph J. Lilley (as Joseph Lilley) and Frank Loesser
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The Olsen Twins' best movie yet!
15 April 2001 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The Olsen twins' best film to date, 'It Takes Two' is a very funny romantic comedy, where Mary-Kate plays orphan Amanda Lemmon, and Ashley plays rich-kid Alyssa Callaway, who trade places in hopes of 'hooking up' Alyssa's father Roger, and Amanda's minder Diane.

Steve Guttenberg plays rich-man Roger Callaway (complete with butler and camp), who is due to marry Clarice Kensington (played by 'Friend's' lesbian, Jane Sibbet). But, when Amanda and Alyssa bump into eachother, they swap families in hopes of joining Roger with Diane (the Emmy award-winning Kirstie Alley).

Mary Kate and Ashley are as cute as ever, Steve is fine (and really, that's all he is), Kirstie is great as Diane, but Jane is the best as the snotty Clarice.

A great little comedy - and a must for Olsen twins fans.


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