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Parents' Guide to

Our Lips Are Sealed

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Olsen twins are boy-crazy in dimwitted Australian adventure.

Movie NR 2000 89 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Not bad

I like the Olsen twins movies and this one was cute .
age 7+

tame but lame

This is the only direct to video movie from the Olsen twins that I saw. The only other movie from the Olsen twins that I saw was "New York Minute". As for "Our Lips Are Sealed", it is rather bland. Since I saw this movie years ago I don't remember it too well, but again, the more that's forgotten the better. However, even though adults will find it a bore, kids will like it. In the process they'll learn the very important message of just being yourself. And, contrary to being a bad thing, the frequent changes of clothes are actually good, as that way Maddie and Abby will always be clean. And being able to catch a thief at their age tops it off. Especially impressive is that Maddie and Abby caught a thief that no one else could catch. That's always good, but especially for kids their age. Even though I didn't think that the artistic quality was good, kids might think otherwise.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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The decision to play the inane OUR LIPS ARE SEALED as broad comedy requires every actor to mug and chew the scenery. That, along with the montage of quickly succeeding relocations across the country, produces some funny moments -- but much of the comedy is so tired it needs to lie down. Whenever crime boss Hatchew says his name, everyone in the room says "God bless you." He and his cohorts hail from a small country called "Urugli," so their response to the question "Where are you from?" often gets them in trouble. Whether direct nods to riffs in such movies as Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Home Alone, and the 1960s TV show Laugh-In constitute homage to those better creations or are just plain theft doesn't matter. The overall quality of writing, acting, and direction here remains in the territory of dimwitted TV sitcoms, which, given the twins' early work on Full House, is no surprise.

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