Directed: Steve Purcell
Genre: Comedy, Coming of Age
This film is about Mary-Kate and Ashley turning sixteen years old and going on a road trip without parents. They are headed to Utah for the Olympics and arrive late. There are also scenes in Las Vegas. The twins do not drive alone in this movie, they take a bus.
Movie ReviewsSteer Well Clear!, 3 February 2005
Author: blonde_ambition from IMDb
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been acting since they were nine months
old. And you'd think that after over a decade, they might improved over
the years, as most actors do. However, they are notorious for their
atrocious acting skills, and awful movies. And as Olsen movies go, this
one is by far the worst.
Getting There is about a girl named Taylor (Ashley Olsen) who wants to go to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She could have gone alone, but no, she brings along her twin sister Kylie (Mary-Kate Olsen, after all, since when have the Olsens' done a movie without the other?), and a bunch of friends.
Along the way they get into a load of "hilerious" mix ups as every attempt they make to get there fails. So it's basically a movie about these teens trying to find a way of "getting there".
The movie is directed by Steve Purcell who, judging by this movie and his other works, must be the worst director in the world. Second to Ed Wood, though at least Ed Wood was actually entertaining.
The camera shots are awful, the lighting is terrible, the acting is atrocious, and the plot is wafer thin. The dialogue is supposed to be funny but the ultra-crap catchphrases are cringe worthy. One word that gets really annoying? "Hype" They all say it like it's a really cool word, you watch in and think "OMG, these kids are SAD!" Ashley Olsen, as always, can be caught acting the entire time and must be the worlds most unnatural actress. Mary-Kate Olsen does her trademark complete overact, with an expression for every word and hands going everywhere. Billy Aaron Brown, as one of their friends, is just annoying, and the other cast are also just pretty irritating to watch.
The one good thing about this movie? Actress Alexandra Picatto who plays Charley Simms, a girl the twins and their friends meet on their journey. Picatto is the one actress who actually deserves to be doing something better. She's natural in front of the camera, has screen presence, and can act. However, she may only have seemed good in contrast to the rest of the cast.
You'll lose the will to live watching this movie. The best advice I can give you is to save yourself and steer clear!