I think that Mary-Kate and Ashley have really grown up and are starting to come into their own as actresses and people. I have, in the past, had quite a mouthful to say about the girls' seemingly nonstop parade of dumb and poorly made movies. With the wild and trendy names, the big-time stylish clothes, and guys galore, their films have not seemed to have much depth. But they're getting better--they really are. I have noticed that with their most recent TV series "So Little Time," as well as their new movie "When In Rome."
You'll see a difference in the girls when you watch this movie. They're a lot more mature. Oh sure, they used those same ingredients from their other films for this one (the names Charli and Leila for their characters, the cool clothes, the cute boys), but Mary-Kate and Ashley also presented something that hasn't been seen as much before. They are shown as strong, well-adjusted young women with direction and good sense. Their acting style is changing for the better. They're getting older. They have, for the most part, given up that annoying giggling and screaming and have become more adult teenagers. This movie shows them as summer interns in Rome, enjoying the sights, the fun, the friends, and the guys. Sounds familiar, I know, but really this one is not as bad as some of their other movies and it is a huge improvement from their last movie "Getting There." I like the positive, more grown-up look of the Olsens, and I have a feeling that even if they stick to the same formula that they've been using, their movies are going to start getting much better. They're talented and beautiful girls who have the potential.
So, all in all, this is the first Olsen movie in a long time that I truly recommend to you.