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It Takes Two (1995)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Andy Tennant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Diane Barrows
Steve Guttenberg ... Roger Callaway
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Amanda Lemmon / Alyssa Callaway
Ashley Olsen ... Alyssa Callaway / Amanda Lemmon
Philip Bosco ... Vincenzo
Jane Sibbett ... Clarice Kensington
Michelle Grisom Michelle Grisom ... Carmen
Desmond Robertson Desmond Robertson ... Frankie
Tiny Mills Tiny Mills ... Tiny
Shanelle Henry Shanelle Henry ... Patty
Anthony Aiello Anthony Aiello ... Anthony
LaTonya Borsay LaTonya Borsay ... Wanda
Michèle Lonsdale Smith ... Michelle (as Michelle Lonsdale-Smith)
Sean Orr ... Jerry
Elizabeth Walsh Elizabeth Walsh ... Emily
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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 marrying Clarice, a conceited know-it-all, the girls get him to meet Amanda's case worker and switch places 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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Two identical strangers. Two different worlds. One perfect match. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me and My Shadow See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,474,589
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The camp used in the film was Camp Mini-Yo-We located in Muskoka, Ontario, which is still an active summer camp today. See more »

Goofs

Amanda could not have known that Clarice had blonde hair, since the entire top of Clarice's head was covered with a towel; besides, Alyssa had been so scared by Clarice's ghastly-pale "Old Lady Callaway's ghost" appearance (her mud-pack-smeared face) and unnerving manner (abruptly pausing in mid-stride to strike a haughtily-exasperated pose and peer contemptuously at Amanda) that she would not have even noticed what color the woman's hair was... she just wanted to get the heck outta there a.s.a.p.. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Kensington: [entering the bridal dressing room with a Prozac] I knew somebody in this church would have a Prozac.
Clarice Kensington: [snatching the Prozac, impatiently] What is taking so long?
[gulps the Prozac down]
Mr. Kensington: [soothingly] Relax, Clary. Enjoy the moment. This is the happiest day of your life.
Clarice Kensington: [quietly at first, then temperamentally] I'm happy. Don't I look happy? This is me happy! See!
[chuckles, then chants]
Clarice Kensington: Happy-happy-happy-happy-happy-happy-happy!
[bellows]
Clarice Kensington: Let's get this show on the road!
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Connections

References Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

It Takes Two
Written by Sylvia Moy and William Stevenson
Performed by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
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The Olsen Twins' best movie yet!
15 April 2001 | by David, Film FreakSee 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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