How the West Was Fun
Martin twins Susie (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Jessica (Ashley Olsen) couldn't have asked for a better summer as they enjoy the great outdoors at Grandma's ranch. But when their greedy Uncle Bart (Martin Mull) tries to sell the ranch and turn it into an amusement park, the girls set out to stop him. Along the way, they try to find a match for their single father (Patrick Cassidy) in this lighthearted family film.
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- Stuart Margolin
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that How the West Was Fun is a 1994 made-for-TV Olsen twin movie featuring the precocious pair, at age 8, plotting to save a dude ranch. As in most of their movies, they're usually 10 steps ahead of the slow-witted adults who surround them. Young children may be frightened when Bart tries to kidnap the twins; older viewers may find this strained plot twist funny. He takes them over rapids in a raft as the girls cry out for their dad. The twins' widower dad tamely kisses rodeo rider Laura once. This formulaic, cutesy trifle is best for die-hard Olsen twin fans and young grade-schoolers only.
- Young children may be frightened when Bart tries to kidnap the twins; older viewers may find this strained plot twist funny. He takes them over rapids in a raft as the girls cry out for their dad.
- Bart calls the twins "freaks."
- Social Behavior
- The twins and their father try to help family friend Natty, an older woman who's losing her dude ranch.
- The plot addresses the clearing of wilderness to build concrete theme parks to make millions, valuing profit above nature. This is part of the Olsen twins series.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it