Our Lips Are Sealed

Movie review by
Barbara Shulgas..., Common Sense Media
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Olsen twins are boy-crazy in dimwitted Australian adventure.
  • NR
  • 2000
  • 89 minutes

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

The girls specifically state, "Life is not about being popular," "Being a blabbermouth is very uncool," and "Crime doesn’t pay.”

Positive Role Models & Representations

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.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Teens wear bathing suits and kiss.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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. 

User Reviews

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Adult Written byLowe's man May 26, 2016

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".... Continue reading

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What's the story?

After Maddie (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Abby (Ashley Olsen) witness jewel thieves ineptly leaving a museum diamond heist, they're whisked with their mother and father into the FBI's Witness Protection Program. Every time the self-described "blabbermouths" move to a new state and mistakenly reveal who they really are, the FBI moves them to a new location, finally depositing them in Australia. The head of the crime family that stole the jewel, Emil Hatchew, dispatches henchpeople to find them and the unrecovered diamond. Subplots knock heads as the girls dodge the bad guys while trying to be popular. They decide it's better to be themselves than to change simply to win favor with the cool kids. They date cute blond surfers.

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 GunHome 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.   

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether it's worth giving up who you are to be popular in school. Why is being popular so important to so many kids?

  • Why might you get into trouble if you speak before you think? Think of an example from your life. What happened?

  • What is the appeal of the Olsen twins? 

Movie details

For kids who love adventure

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