Twitches

Movie review by
Maria Llull, Common Sense Media
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Twin Sister Sisters' magic made for tweens.
  • NR
  • 2006
  • 86 minutes

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 17 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The twins learn to work together to use their magic for good.

Violence & Scariness

Non-graphic scene in which a person "dissolves" into the dark clouds.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Frequent references to shopping.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie contains mildly scary moments in which a vague, smoky darkness threatens the main characters and causes small fires. The loss of two parents (which happened before the main action of the movie takes place) causes some sadness. A couple of characters display vapid, Valley girl-type behavior.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8, 11, 14, and 16-year-old Written by_Heidi_ October 13, 2010

Great movie! Must see!

Loved it! It was a great movie. I was even interested in it. I'm not usually into all of the magic, as we are strong Christians, but this movie had such a... Continue reading
Parent of a 6 and 8-year-old Written byapotheos October 8, 2021

A suitable staple for halloween viewing with grade school kids

For a Disney Channel Original this movie is exceptionally watchable. Messages are good, threat is mostly mild (but slightly …not mild), the villain is obvious f... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old January 13, 2014

RATED PG FOR SCARY MOMENTS AND MILD HUMOR

A LITTLE DARK MOMENTS AND SCARY STUFF MAY BE SCARY UNDER
8 YEARS
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 January 13, 2013

Fun, somewhat scary movie for kids

This isn't the best film in the world, but it's pretty enjoyable. Tia and Tamera's characters are good role models who use their powers to defeat... Continue reading

What's the story?

Based on the book series by the same name, TWITCHES is about twin girls who are separated at birth and adopted. On their 21st birthday, the girls, Alex (Tia Mowry) and Camryn (Tamera Mowry), run into each other and realize that not only are they twins, but they're also princesses from another dimension, called Coventry. But that's not all. They have magic powers, which they'll need to practice in order to save Coventry from the evil clutches of something called "the darkness."

Is it any good?

The Mowry sisters, twins in real life and former stars of the Disney Channel show Sister, Sister, seem to be enjoying themselves, and it's fun to watch them discover that they're sisters. They seem very comfortable working together, and each allows the other to have the limelight at the right moments.

Twitches is tailor-made for the tween and teen age groups, though younger kids may also enjoy it. This is a Disney made-for-TV movie, so nothing heavy or particularly iffy happens, though there are sad moments as the girls each come to terms with the parents they've lost. The scary moments might be a bit much for little kids, but the frequent references to shopping might be what put parents on alert. Why do movies so frequently paint young girls (and women in general) as shopaholics?

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it would be like to find a long-lost twin or sibling. Do you think your personalities would be similar even if you weren't raised together? Families can also talk about what they would do if they suddenly found out they had magic powers. Would you use your powers to help other people or to help yourself -- or both? Do you think they would make you braver, like Harry Potter?

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