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Parents' Guide to

Holiday in the Sun

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Olsen twins save artifacts in dopey vacation movie.

Movie G 2001 87 minutes
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HOLIDAY IN THE SUN doesn't even meet the qualifications for dreadful. Parents should worry that their children's brains may shrivel at the merest exposure to this movie. Attempts at artsy photography provide the movie's most inadvertently comic moments, and the twins' habit of speaking knowingly to the camera, as if sharing intimacies and private jokes with the audience, is both ineffective and smarmy. There's a know-it-all quality to the Olsen's collective presence that also rankles, as it displays an obliviousness to the triviality of the interests and values of the characters they play. Olsen twin movies purport to value education, but the plots generally revolve around targeting cute boys and having as much mindless fun as possible in expensive-to-get-to places. Glaringly absent from their unblemished universe is any sign of the kind of teens for whom a Bahamas vacation would be an unaffordable luxury.

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