Release Date:  May 7, 2004
Rating:  PG (for mild sensuality and thematic elements)
Genre:  Action/Adventure/Comedy
Run Time: 91 minutes
Director:  Dennie Gordon
Actors:  Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter, Riley Smith, Jared Padalecki, Drew Pinsky and Jack Osbourne

Given the popularity of the Olsen twins with young girls, parents are likely to assume that this film is as innocuous as the girls’ childish videos. This would be a mistake.

Jane Ryan (Ashley Olsen) is an honor-roll student with aspirations of attending Oxford University – mostly to get away from her twin sister. Roxy Ryan (Mary-Kate Olsen), on the other hand, skips school on a regular basis and could care less about college. She plays drums in a band and dreams of being a rock star. When she hears that her favorite band is shooting a music video in neighboring New York, she decides to give them her CD. But Truant Office Max Lomax (Eugene Levy) is on her trail, and he’ll do anything to find Roxy. Likewise, she’ll do anything to elude him.

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Catastrophes collide the morning of the video shoot, which also happens to be the day of Jane’s big speech – and the final competition for her scholarship to Oxford. But when a conductor kicks Jane off the train along with her dishonest sister, she is stranded. A limousine driver offers the girls a ride. Part of a gang that sells pirated music on the black market, he and his cohort have just dumped a microchip into Roxy’s purse. The girls get to the city, but run when the man grabs the purse, leaving Jane’s day planner behind. The driver offers an exchange: her planner for the chip. But before the girls can get to the rendezvous, a dog eats the chip. The calamities have just begun.