Holiday in the Sun (2001 Video)
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Determined to make the best of the situation, the girls decide there's only one thing to do: Unleash a tropical hurricane of off-the-hook action and head-over-heels tropical romance! But, amid the yachts, private jets, wave runners, scuba diving, motor scooters, horseback riding and moonlit strolls, Mary-Kate and Ashley stumble across an antiquities smuggling ring! Mary-Kate and Ashley discover the time of their lives on their... HOLIDAY IN THE SUN." Lets take a look at this...
Note how it says "Mary-Kate and Ashley..." not "Madison and Alex" which is their character names. Once again, the Olsens play the only character they've ever played (and they STILL play it badly): themselves.
The rest of the plot is basically telling you in lesser words how stupid, ridiculous, silly, irritating, and unrealistic the movies is. After all: "Mary-Kate and Ashley are spending Winter Break at the lavish Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas. Their parents bring them along, but that means they have to miss their school trip to Hawaii with all their friends." Thew movie starts with thee twins complaining that they have to go to the Bahamas because they wanted to go to Hawaii instead. Of course, they do go to the Bahamas - on a private jet and in a limo.
"Determined to make the best of the situation, the girls decide there's only one thing to do: Unleash a tropical hurricane of off-the-hook action and head-over-heels tropical romance!" And unleash a hurricane they do. They sneak out, go to parties til way past curfew, get arrested, and still their parents treat them like little angels. Wouldn't a normal parent introduce a little thing called discipline? And yes, once again the Olsen's' spend another movie running around and kissing boys who are about ten years older than them.
"But, amid the yachts, private jets, wave runners, scuba diving, motor scooters, horseback riding and moonlit strolls, Mary-Kate and Ashley stumble across an antiquities smuggling ring! Mary-Kate and Ashley discover the time of their lives on their... HOLIDAY IN THE SUN." Yep, once again the Olsens' spend another movie basically making a video memoir of the time they went water skiing, or swimming with dolphins, or going shopping. And this smuggling plot? Also ridiculous. From the moment they see an old man who has done nothing more than talk to one of their friends, they immediately label him as suspicious. And then comes the hilarious part. Hilerious because it's so stupid. The Olsens' chase this old man. And this guy is about 70 yet they can't keep up with him, and then this old guy does this slow-motion leap over a wall that's only about a foot high. And this is all supposed to be dramatic. The screen time of this smuggling ring? About two minutes.
And the ending cuts to the the Olsens' playing themselves for real, and they come across as REALLY big headed.
Thrown into this already completely stupid movie, is a "cute" kid who is annoying, a mum who you just want to slap.
Unless you have a death wish, or you're planning a vacation to the Bahamas and want to see the scenery, don't watch this movie. There are plenty of better ways you could spend 90 minutes.
It starts off with them going to the bahamas (when they wanted to go Hawaii *gasp* OMG poor them!) in their fathers private jet and his limo. They then go to the poshest hotel in the bahamas and then spend the whole time kissing boys, shopping, wearing tiny outfits, swimming with dolphins, jet-skiing and drinking smoothies.
A very light plot about some antique theft or something is worked in there too but because the girls are always right and act like they are the top investigators on the island it gets irritating.
The most enjoyable part of the movie is when they steal a boat and even that is hopeless. They just happen to find the antiques at the very moment the police arrive and THEY ARE ALWAYS RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!! They must be bloody phsycic or something.
And if you think the girls are annoying you should see the rest of the cast. The twins mum and some little girl esspecially. The whole film sucks and i reccomend that stay well away from this movie.
Sure, younger viewers will eat this up, but even a pre-teen should realize what a pitiful movie this is. The twins, in fact, are the best actors featured, which isn't saying much at all. Cliched to the max, the plot mundane and utterly implausible, I was left stunned, and even amused. The camera jerks away from whoever is talking, as I guess the director needed something to keep people awake while watching this train wreck. At times the film switches to black and white, which is supposed to achieve a certain artistic effect, I suppose. Unfortunately, all they've done is switch on "black and white"; these people need to watch "The Man Who Wasn't There" to appreciate what art can go into b & w.
Oh, wait... That sounds like every Olsen twins movie EVER. "Holiday in the Sun" doesn't disappoint us; it follows the exact same guidelines.
The Olsen twins' goal in life seems to be insulting teenagers everywhere. I have never met anyone that shallow in my life, and I find it terribly offensive to allude that we're like that in any way.
I'd like to tell the Olsen twins that 1) boys are not everything, and (this might be a surprise to you) a vacation CAN be complete without meeting any, 2) We do not wear what you wear, and we honestly don't care that you can afford it, and 3) if you want to make a movie, the first thing you need is some semblance to a plot. Meeting cute guys while some people are stealing antiques is not a plot. Meeting cute guys while some jewel thiefs linger around is also not a plot. Meeting cute guys while staying in a foreign country is not, and will never be under any circumstance, a plot.
"Holiday in the Sun" makes me sad, because it means that the Olsen twins are shoving crap that they say is an "accurate portayal of teenage life" into the public eye. Thus, adults treat teenagers as the stupid, vapid people the OLSEN TWINS are, and not every other person in America.
If you like this movie, then you are either freakishly bored or you are as shallow as they are.
I wonder why ABC Family continues to rerun everything they've done?
I try all time listen all movies I rent/buy, But this mov this thing is so boring that in each minute I want stop it. Hopefully I'm a very courageous guy and so I watch this "thing" up to end.
It's one of more horrible things I see until now. Ufff ! We can resume this thing like that: We are rich, we are cute. We don't need any intelligence cause people love us and all what we do. We love capitalist world and life is a big smile.
This thing is like their life I'm sure. And it's must be so tough to have this kind of life. This thing is another proof you don't need any intelligence to be rich. Just be cute and lucky and the World is your.
I'm sorry to say that, but after to watch this "thing" I feel vomit
Not only is the storyline dull and badly written, the camera work looks like it was filmed by a 5 year old. I thought it was very annoying how the camera kept moving around. It made it hard to focus on what was going on and it just looked bad.
Overall, this film sucks. Don't waste your time watching it, unless you are like me and it happens to be on tv one day while you are bored. Its fun to laugh at.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen portray Madison and Alex Stewart respectively.They happen to be twin sisters from Illinois.After being disappointed when they did not go to Hawaii for their winter break,they tried to make it up when they were brought to the Atlantis Paradise Island.They meet cute boys but later realize that they are involved in stealing antiques.They also find their friend Jordan get set up for a crime she did not commit. The twins made some actions to clear her name as she was wrongfully arrested.Despite of these problems that they encounter,they still managed to enjoy their vacation in the Bahamas.
The Olsen Twins finally took part in a refreshing screenplay that made them play more mature individuals instead of the usual roles that they portray in their previous movies.Despite of it,there is nothing worthwhile can be said in their performance.Nevertheless,it was better film as compared to what projects they get involved with.
Here is a rundown of the story, the twins are about to embark on a school holiday to Hawaii when their extremely rich father sweeps them away and tells them that they are going on a family holiday to the Bahamas. "Oh no!" the girls cry. Oh No? I would not be complaining if my parents took me on a luxury holiday to the Bahamas on a private jet. When they reach their holiday destination the film takes a strange turn, it stops being a movie and becomes a badly filmed promotional video for the luxury Atlantis Holiday Resort, featuring obvious stock footage of cameras swooping from above. This HOUR long section features little story but a huge emphasise on having fun splashing about in one of the Atlantis' many pools and have a large quantity of smoothies (even the cups feature the Atlantis logo). There are completely pointless scenes showing their parents having fun in the sea, who cares what the mum and dad are doing, I thought this was about the twins. Also their dad wanted them to spend a holiday together, yet the parents and twins seem to spend at least three quarters of the film apart, letting their daughters splash around in the pool with boys in the dark, the characters have to be at maximum 15 years old in this film, I can safely say that having money does not make you a good parent.
During the having fun in the sun section we are however introduced to some other characters such as the local "hunk" (or pool cleaning boy) and the totally horrible for no reason girl of the film Brianna (Played by Megan Fox in her debut role). After some really poor attempts at villainy Brianna slowly backs down and fades into obscurity. After more splashing around there is suddenly a story about some treasures that had been stolen. At this point I had no idea what was going on, suddenly the film laid on a really poor attempt of a story after about an hour of birds eye views of the hotel complex. They go into prison for the first time, I didn't really understand why it happened and the pool boy is kept in there whilst the always conscientious Mary-Kate and Ashley are set free with their geek friend. They then start to chase this old man, who we aren't introduced to. The chase scene is pretty poor and they end up finding the man's yacht. Soon after they then proceed to steal the yacht for no apparent reason and the police are hot on their trail. When the police catch up with them they somehow find the treasure on board, and treat the police as if they are completely stupid saying "You want evidence, this is evidence", the police make a "Oh you girls!" face and not arresting them for stealing a yacht. The end of the film is so terrible its not even worth mentioning but I won't spoil the really terrible surprise.
The film is dizzying, every shot is at a angle, changing from side to side. There are far too many close ups, and the camera shakes a lot on these. Filters on the footage are constantly changing (e.g. black and white, old film style). Overall the filming would give any viewer a headache or motion sickness. I have no idea what they wanted to achieve by doing all of these "artistic" shots. The worst thing about this film is that it is so unrealistic and bland. This is bad for even Mary- Kate and Ashley's standards.
Final words: Its so bad, it isn't even funny, its embarrassing.
First of all, this story is about two young girls in a "blossoming age, 15 years old" planning their travel plans to Hawaii because its where they friends are. Then their father telling instead they go to Bahamas in their private jet, because of the good work they did in school(which is a true thing to in teenage life, i agree with that point). But when they go to Bahamas, they suddenly got picked by a white limousine(Okay, when you are looking for an exotic place to go and relax, a limousine would be the answer? okay i agree with that point if its got an air condition). Then they booked in to the most first class hotel, then got their own suite and showing their expensive clothes, walking like they just entered the red carpet in the lobby. Brianna(Megan fox), a snotty rich girl came in front of these two queens of the palace. Its like "Oh no, a sexy "matured" rich woman is taking over our palace, she stands in the way of us, the most beautiful and smartest teenager in the world. and the next thing, the beach is ready for these smart princesses. They take a bath in the sun and comments every guy that doesn't even notice them and they're "Looks like he is ready for marriage". A parachuter notice them, he runs to them giving party-invitations( Well in reality we all know what these guys really are after, advantaging and abuse) And these teens are like "very impressive". Every guy that runs up to them, just for a talk have to threat them like queens, its their guys no matter how many they might be, they are not allowed to treat us bad, because we are so gorgeous and are sickeningly rich.
Okay the whole story and these irritating expectations for a young girl just sickens me. It doesn't compare to the reality of a teenager, "Rich, smart and gorgeous". Please read about the slum in Kambodsja, Sierra Leone and Phillipines. Young girls are close to the edge of loosing all the good things, a good family, a house and food. their biggest task is to earn money like heading to prostitution to even get a tiniest thing. If there's a really great movie that a young girl are interest to be inspired of, it is "Thirteen" and "13 going 30". These two movies are perfect examples showing that having everything "hot guys, expensive clothes and a wild high title - ambitions isn't as great as it seems to be. please see these two great movies compared with "Holiday in the Sun". And you see enormous differences between these story's.
It starts really cringe-y in a school in Illinois and is still cringe-y as they get to the airport to fly to an island, not the island that they hoped to go to. Then it improves a lot, though Bahamas is considered Caribbean rather than Atlantic or Sargasso.
There is a detective story added to it, a fairly standard plot element in stories for girls, but I find that actually detracts. In their 2002 feature When In Rome they also had that plot element and I can only really like the feature when interpreted from the view of the alternative ending. That scuttles the stereotypes that had been building up. Holiday has the twins facing Champlaine, a successful Caribbean individualist as regards State law versus the individual. They side with the police for what to me are the wrong reasons, very Famous Five. So far, the kid detective one of theirs that I can like as-is is Grandmother (1992), Double, Double of 1993 has lots that is even better, just it ends with the baddie being thrown into everlasting hell. So, Lips has a certain fascination, .
Bad girl Brianna, Megan Fox in her first screen role. Way too scary for me. Yet in Confessions Of A she plays bad girl Carla with a bad girl style that is entertaining rather than killing her bits of the story dead.
Scary Movie. I mess up by considering the twins' features from year 1999, Switching Goals, as a fuller story about kids facing the teen hurdles. Add the problem series So Little Time and it gets scarier. If the polo scene of Pretty Woman (1990) links with this then it is horror of horrors. Actors really do not get paid enough. Such as M-K&A really need healthier helps for facing the teens hurdle on two feet and more fully okay. Holiday shows them getting experience of sending law breakers to the icebox.
More, are the script and production values of lower quality than with their previous features? The ending is a lot about responsibility being heaped on the twins. Advertising says that It Is What You Watch. Being a teen can be not fun.
Further, the DVD soundtrack is mostly different to the associated soundtrack CD. It is okay and includes two songs sung 'live'. I would have preferred the twins to be singing too, they are on the CD.
Just prior, Winning London. I find this wobbly. At first it felt brilliant but I overdid the number of times that I re-watched it.
After this there is So Little Time TV series then Getting There (2002) then When in Rome (2002/I) then The Challenge (2003) then New York Minute (2004/I). I find the TV series to be disaster just because of the technical style, loud canned laughter as an added extra, without the can it would be nice. Getting There as a mix of very okay and just a bit wrong. When In Rome capable of being experienced as mostly very okay, but that needing work.
The Challenge completes the travel series and does so in style. One of the very best M-K&A features followed by a short reprise of the twins' loves and themselves during these. A quality achievement just before the big crash? Our Lips Are Sealed is quality too. The parties, ditto.
New York Minute (2004). First viewing, before knowing any other of their stuff, to me it felt empty. Except now that I have seen most of their works it is suddenly really okay, gripping right from the start and with a feature film quality that gives it something that the other works lack, though It Takes Two is maybe also available in a wide screen version, if at a higher than MyPrice price.
The pattern that I noticed about teenage hurdles, to me it is there but now reading differently because I experience New York Minute so differently. How to interpret this? I am now getting to know Full House, season 1 having inspired acting and direction for them at age one. Full House, all seasons, might just be essential viewing for MK&A addicts and those who try to ponder deeper meanings in their screen life.
Holiday in the Sun does include some quality music on the soundtrack, though. Even better than with The Challenge.
New York Minute (2004/I) .... The Challenge (2003) (TV) .... When in Rome (2002/I) (V) .... Getting There (2002) (V) .... "So Little Time" (26 episodes, 2001-2002) .... Holiday in the Sun (2001) (V) .... Winning London (2001) (V) .... Our Lips Are Sealed (2000) .... Switching Goals (1999) (TV) .... Passport to Paris (1999) (V) .... "Two of a Kind" (22 episodes, 1998-1999) .... Billboard Dad (1998) .... It Takes Two (1995) .... How the West Was Fun (1994) (TV) .... The Little Rascals (1994) .... Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993) (TV) .... To Grandmother's House We Go (1992) (TV) .... "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" (1 episode, 1992) .... "Full House" (174 episodes, 1987-2005). Also such as the Adventures and Party series.
I feel that this movie would only be meaningful to people who fall in the following categories: those want to beat the winter blues, people preparing a trip to the Bahamas, people who like to see the Olsens in bikinis or like their fashion sense, or extreme Olsen Twins fans. This was my first Olsen Twins movie, and I'm glad I went on and watched others, but I still remain true to this one. The plot is quite weak; the antique smuggling bit doesn't really come in until much later in the movie, which renders it a little pointless. The same problem was present in their flick "When in Rome." This movie would probably seriously bore people who do not fall into the four categories I listed above to tears. Personally, I love to watch this movie in the dead cold of the winter to beat the winter blues. The Bahamas scenery really cheers me up, but I hardly pay any attention to the "plot." I have seen this movie more times than I can count because of the brutal winters here. My advice is to ask yourself if you fall into any of the four aforementioned categories before thinking about watching this movie. If you don't, then you probably should not even bother. For the rest, pull up a chair and prepare yourself for some majorly addictive cheesiness.