Switching Goals

1999

Comedy / Family / Sport

4
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 4.9/10 10 3107 3.1K

Top cast

Michael Cera as Taylor
Mary-Kate Olsen as Samantha 'Sam' Stanton
Ashley Olsen as Emma Stanton
Kathryn Greenwood as Denise Stanton
720p.WEB
773.89 MB
1280*970
English 2.0
NR
30.303 fps
1 hr 23 min
Seeds 100

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by CLEO-8 4 / 10

Bend it like Mary-Kate and Ashley

This movie was awesome!! (Not quite as good as the Leif Garrett masterpiece Longshot) but still awesome!! I thought Ashley looked freakin' huge compared to Mary-Kate in this film. I wonder why. Who woulda thought they could swith places like that and almost get away with it. Dad was kinda a jerk though and Mom was a little too chummy with Helmit Head. I give it 4. Any one who likes this movie shoudl check out Longshot.

Reviewed by avanti 4 / 10

Predictable

Yes, you guessed it. Another movie where identical twins switch places. I think now that the Olsen twins are getting older they should try and make the plot less predictable and less like re-runs of 'Full House'. If you plan on seeing this film, don't. Watch 'The Parent Trap' instead. It's more entertaining.

Reviewed by ironhorse_iv 4 / 10

This movie has no clue how soccer is played. This movie is a Pele kick to the head.

This movie is no Bend it like Beckham about two young girls trying out soccer. If the movie's goal was to ruin soccer. They truly success. I don't think this movie even bother learning the sport. You'd think that people making these sports movies would at the very least, check out the rules and facts about the sport they are centering their movie around! I think the movie was confusing football with football. There isn't no time outs, countdown, and in finals game, there is no draw ending. I know, recreational leagues for youth are generally co-ed, and can end with ties, even for finals. It's all for fun and everyone wins, but gees… it's so anti-climax. There is no stalks in this movie. No risk. People don't see a sport movie to watch two people fight to a draw!? They want to see a winner, and a loser. Real Life isn't like that. What are you trying to teach kids? Don't bother being good at anything, because you don't have to even work hard, because you're going to end up a winner, in the end. I know sports at that age are just to teach the basics of the sport in question and how to work together as a team, but learning how to win and how to take a lost is part of growing up. There are things, you can't control, and children should learn that. Directed by David Steinberg, there is a few things, disturbing on how they portray, co-ed soccer here. Yes, there are some woman who are stronger than men. But especially around the age the characters in this movie are, there is a big gap in physical strength that starts to develop, which women have to train in order to overcome. In a sport which relies heavily on physical challenges, there can be no equality here. Plus those characters are just getting into the age where sexuality starts to become a thing. After all, one of the girls in the film is attract to boys. Soccer is indeed a physical contact sport. Don't be surprise to have your balls kick in, or boobs cave in. It's a dangerous sport. It's certainly a problem. I'm not against co-eds sports when teams have an equal chance of winning, but separate leagues does make better games. If you blindly force the notion of pure equality, you will end up in a situation where only a very small portion of girls will end up playing football because the rest of those who would potentially be interested are weaker than the average boys and the few girls who are in par with them, and thus will be underachievers wouldn't be very encouraging. This also means the same with men. Some men don't like being beaten in sports by girls. This means that less girls and boys would be willing to playing football if it's co-ed in fear of hurting the other, physical or mentally. Honestly, I thought, maybe the message is about not pushing your children too hard into sports, but when I think about it, there is little to no moral lesson here. That's probably too much to ask from a Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen film. The movie is so predictable. It follows the same switch twin Parent Trap rip off concept formula that made Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen into millionaires by the age of 21, by the endless straight-to-VHS and TV movies. You can see and hear the low budget with awful text screen, lack of locations, and mediocre actors. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen doesn't have the acting chops of their sister, Elizabeth Olsen. No matter, what movie, you watch, they play the same characters. One is a tomboy, and the other is a girly girl. You see it, in 1995's It Takes Two, and you see it, later in films like 2004's New York Minute. Mary Kate as Sam Stanton is supposed to be the jock. You can see her, not living up to that, quickly. Ashley Olsen as Emma Stanton, get a sub-plot with a boy that wasn't really need for this movie. It doesn't add, anything to main plot. They were not that great, being an actress. Most of their roles weren't challenging enough for them to even show if they can be. After all, it was all about them being popular at the time and movie makers wanted to cash in on that by any means necessary. The supporting cast is just as bad. The over dramatic father and the clumsy mother are just shameful. Then you got, a fat actor, who pretty much, just plays the fat guy. You don't see it, anywhere without him, mentioning food or eating something. It's so stereotype cliché and unfunny. It was a bit odd, seeing a young Michael Cera in this film. I guess, the film knew it was going to be unfunny with him, around. The movie pacing is awful with endless amounts of montages and pointless scenes that go, nowhere. Overall: If you're not a fan of their work, this movie is indeed a kick to the head. If you're a fan of their works, there are better movies than this. Not a great movie, indeed.

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