It Takes Two Film 1995 | Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen & Kirstie Alley

Updated: May 13

What's your review of the 1995 film It Takes Two? I love Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Kirstie Alley! #ItTakesTwo #OlsenTwins #KirstieAlley This is one of my childhood favourite films! I adored Kirstie Alley and Mary-Kate and Ashley! Did you see the trailer and then rush out to see the full movie? I’d love to know your own reviews! You can scroll down for more information, or check out the Rotten Tomatoes rating, IMDb page, or Wikipedia article!

Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Me and My Shadow, As Namoradas do Papai, Dos por el precio de una, Matrimonio a Quattro Mani, Berdemata gia dyo, Mperdemata gia dyo, Malé dohadzovačky

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About It Takes Two 1995

Directed by Andy Tennant

Produced by James Orr, Jim Cruickshank

Written by Deborah Dean Davis

Music by Ray Foote, Sherman Foote

Cinematography: Kenneth D. Zunder

Edited by Roger Bondelli

Production companies: Rysher Entertainment, Orr & Cruickshank Productions, Dualstar Productions

Distributed by Warner Bros.

Release date: November 17, 1995

Running time: 101 minutes

Box office: $19.5 million

The title is from It Takes Two by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston.

Plot from Wikipedia: “wo unrelated young girls who happen to look identical meet by chance. Amanda Lemmon is an orphan, and she is about to be adopted by the Butkises, a family known to "collect" kids. She actually wants her child-loving social worker, Diane Barrows, to adopt her instead. The identical strangers long for the other's life and decide to switch places.

Cast and Characters

Diane Barrows Kirstie Alley

Roger Callaway Steve Guttenberg

Amanda Lemmon Mary-Kate Olsen

Alyssa Callaway Ashley Olsen

Vincenzo Philip Bosco

Clarice Kensington Jane Sibbett

Harry Ernie Grunwald

Fanny Butkis Ellen-Ray Henessy

Carmen Michelle Grisom

Frankie Desmond Robertson

Tiny Mills

Patty Shanelle Henry

Anthony Aiello

Wanda La Tonya Borsay

Michelle Lonsdale-Smith

Jerry Sean Orr

Emily Elizabeth Walsh

Blue Team Kid Michael Vollans

Bernard Louffier Paul O'Sullivan

Mr Kensington Lawrence Dane

St Bart's Priest Gerrard Parkes

Muffy Bilderberg Gina Clayton

Craig Bilderberg Doug O'Keefe

Waiter at Party Mark Huisman

Miss Van Dyke Marilyn Boyle

Brenda Butkis Annick Obonsawin

Billy Butkis Austin Pool

Bobby Butkis Andre Lorant

Airport Tractor Driver Philip Williams

Butkises' Neighbor Vito Rezza

Awards: Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

The film was released on VHS and DVD.


For reference, below is a list of frequently asked questions and discussion topics! I'll answer some where possible!

Are Amanda and Alyssa twins in It Takes Two?

They're not related - it's a complete coincidene!

Are the Olsens twins or quadruplets?


Are there 4 Olsen sisters?

There are three Olsen sisters - Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen.

Are they sisters in It Takes Two?

No, strangers!

Did the parents in It Takes Two get back together?

It's a bit more complicated!

Does It Takes Two have a sequel?

I wish!

How can you tell the Olsen twins apart?

With difficulty at this age.

How did the twins in It Takes Two get separated?

They were never actually together!

How much did It Takes Two cost to make?

I don't know, but it apparently took $19.5 million at the box office!

Is It Takes Two a Disney movie?

Warner Bros.

Is It Takes Two a good movie?

The best!

Is It Takes Two based on the Parent Trap?


Is It Takes Two on Disney Plus?


Is It Takes Two on HBO Max?

Is the Parent Trap a copy of It Takes Two?


Is Two of a Kind a movie?

Mary-Kate and Ashley's Two of a Kind is a TV show.

When was It Takes Two filmed?


Where can I find the movie It Takes Two?

I bought the DVD!

Where was It Takes Two filmed in New York?

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church "St. Bart's"- 325 Park Avenue, Park Avenue at 51st Street, Midtown, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Where was It Takes Two filmed?

New York, Ohio, and Ontario