Twitches Movie Poster Image

Twitches

(i)

 

Twin Sister Sisters' magic made for tweens.
  • Review Date: September 26, 2006
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 86 minutes

What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Frequent references to shopping.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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?

QUALITY

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?

Families can talk 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?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:September 5, 2006
DVD release date:September 5, 2006
Cast:Kristen Wilson, Tamera Mowry, Tia Mowry
Director:Stuart Gillard
Studio:Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Genre:Fantasy
Run time:86 minutes
MPAA rating:NR
MPAA explanation:scary images.

This review of Twitches was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Teen, 13 years old Written bysuitelife April 9, 2008

Entertaining.....

This is a very good movie! It has funny parts and emotional parts and it is very suspenceful. I just saw this movie on Disney's Octoberfest thing and wasn't expecting to much but this movie just blew me away! What are you doing reading my review? Go watch it now!
Teen, 13 years old Written by141739cuto May 24, 2013

yes

dating
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 7 years old April 9, 2008

Little bit scary

Kids under 8 will be scared because of the darkness that is trying to get the twin witches. (twitches) Some good humorous parts.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?