Parents' Guide to

The Other Me

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Disney cloning comedy teaches the importance of integrity.

Movie NR 2000 87 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Make you jump scene with scary mask

Though this is clean and mostly fun... there is an unexpected "make you jump" scene missed by the reviewer. A very scary Halloween mask falls out of the closet at face level - center camera when you least expect it. For a child like mine that doesn't watch anything scary ever, it was too much and made the rest of the movie not as fun due to the tense feelings produced by that one moment.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Keep your expectations in check and you will probably be pleasantly surprised by this family-friendly Disney Channel comedy from the year 2000. Despite a few labored scenarios, several plot flaws, and some high-level cringe moments dotted throughout, The Other Me is fun, warm, and relatable. The concept is pretty silly and the comedy is corny with a heavy reliance on slapstick. But kids will still be giggling throughout.

Special effects are limited, but the scenes featuring Will and Twoie together are seamless, and Lawrence does a pretty good job of playing two characters at once. Although neither are especially nuanced, there is at least enough distinction between them that you fully believe in both. Overall the tone is undeniably positive and there is a certain tenderness to the coming-of-age theme as Will sees the better person he could become. Indeed, we could all benefit from a dose of Twoie's charming, wide-eyed innocence, and his belief in being open, honest, and genuine -- and dancing like no one's watching.

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