Parents' Guide to

When in Rome

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

The Olsens find fun, fashion, and romance in Italy.

Movie G 2002 94 minutes
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When in rome rating

I think this is a very kid friendly movie. IT IS ALSO A VERY GOOD FAMILY SIT DOWN MOVIE!!!

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WHEN IN ROME is fun but requires a bit of suspension of disbelief. Hammond's company is supposedly a global corporation, so the level of interaction between the high executives and a bunch of largely incompetent summer interns borders on magical realism. For example, Hammond takes the time to advise his interns to succeed by demonstrating qualities that all start with the letter C, including creativity and conscientiousness. Setting that aside, the cast surrounding the twins is a cut above earlier Olsen movies, perhaps because the Olsens themselves served as executive producers here. Parents watching with their kids may appreciate the romantic subplot involving the boss and his long-time designer, affording a refreshing respite from the all-teen-all-the-time plots that can sometimes dominate Olsen movies. Make sure to watch the cute outtakes that run during the closing credits.

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