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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The girls specifically state, "Life is not about being popular," "Being a blabbermouth is very uncool," and "Crime doesn’t pay.”
Positive Role Models
Not all parents will want their kids to emulate the 14-year-old twins' expensive haircuts, highlighted tresses, and penchant for changing outfits at every opportunity. Eastern European criminals start out ominous and turn into pussycats when charmed by the twins. The twins try to promote "being yourself" rather than courting popularity.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Teens wear bathing suits and kiss.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Our Lips Are Sealed is a 2000 Olsen twins romp that once again focuses on the girls finding cute boys and traveling to interesting foreign locales all while touting the virtues of education, decency, and being true to oneself. The movie blandly recalls the broad comic style of Airplane!; it brings them to Australia, where they hide out in the FBI's Witness Protection Program. Expect to see teenagers wearing bathing suits and kissing each other. Not all parents will want their kids to emulate the 14-year-old twins' expensive haircuts, highlighted tresses, and penchant for changing outfits at every opportunity. Eastern European criminals start out ominous and turn into pussycats when charmed by the twins. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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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