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The Challenge (2003)

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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 »

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Craig Shapiro

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Olsen ... Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Dalton
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Shane Dalton
Brian Skala ... Marcus
Lukas Behnken ... Adam
Sarah Bastian ... Kelly (as Sera Bastian)
Joe Michael Burke ... Max
Zachary Moore ... Justin (as Zakk Moore)
Theo Rossi ... Anthony
Diana Carreno ... J.J.
Ty Hodges ... Charles (as Eric Ty Hodges)
Jeannette Weegar Jeannette Weegar ... Sasha (as Jeanette Weegar)
Pablo Recasens Pablo Recasens ... Big Joe
Billy Aaron Brown ... Himself
Ben Easter ... Himself
Brocker Way Brocker Way ... Himself
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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 the environment. Both girls are chosen for a Survivor-like popular game show with college scholarships as the prize. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2005 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

El desafío See more »

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Production Co:

Dualstar Productions See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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One of the more watchable Olsen movies
3 February 2005 | by blonde_ambitionSee all my reviews

As far as Olsen movies go, this one is pretty good. It has a plot, and is actually watchable. Mary-Kate and Ashley have always been bad actors, and they haven't improved at all here, and once again they are practically playing themselves, but this is just a straight to video release and in that respect, it's just decent. And whereas most Olsen movies are basically an archive of them having fun, I think there was only ONE Olsens-having-fun moment in here.

To be critical, the acting is crap, the love interests aren't at all cute, and some of the supporting cast are pretty annoying, especially the girl who plays to win. It's a good movie for the Olsens, but it is unfortunately let down by a "twist" ending which is totally crap, ridiculous, and completely big headed on the Olsens part. Fortunatly, this marked the end of the Olsens' run of videos, and thats probably why they set out to try and make it half decent.

To praise the movie, it is watchable, and it's one of the Olsen movies where they don't come across as annoying (at least they aren't annoying, until the, as Mary-Kate called it, "cool surprise"). That cool surprise isn't cool at all. It's pretty big headed.

Ultimately, it's worth a look in.


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