New York Minute 2004 PG CC

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen take their sister act to the next level where anything can happen - and does - with the delightful comedy New York Minute.

Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen
1 hour 31 minutes

New York Minute

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This movie was cute, it had a good story line, the actting was good.
Maybe because I was getting bored, but I'm not sure....just, don't go see this movie unless you can see it for free and want to waste your time.
We watched them grow up on tv why would'nt this movie be good for 6-11 year olds?

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Darren Harrison VINE VOICE on May 20, 2006
Format: DVD
Something must have appealed to me about NEW YORK MINUTE for me to add it to my TiVo list. As someone who managed to miss all of the previous efforts by the twins it wasn't an attempt to capture any nostaligic feeling. It wasn't also based on anything related to the story - teens get mixed up in series of mishaps in big city has been done many times before, such as Elizabeth Shue's ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING. You know what I think it was, most possibly a clip of two totally hot looking blonde actresses (let's face it they are) and the chemistry and comic timing they seem to have together.

No, high-class art NEW YORK MINUTE is not. It's not the funniest movie out either. But what is lacks in what some perceive as it flaws it makes up for with good natured fun. Yes, this is a fun movie. It's fun to see the two go from one misadventure to another initially with a mutual contempt that becomes a realization on the importance of family and family ties.

The movie features Jane Ryan (Ashley Olsen), a straight-A uptight Long island high school student who organizes her entire life around her day planner. She's driven and ambitious and determined to win a scholarship to go study at Oxford in England. She has her speech/pitch ready to be delivered in New York and seems as preapred as anyone could be. But fate has a cruel twist in store for her. Enter her sister Roxy (played by Mary-Kate Olsen), she's about as different from Jane as possible. Roxy is with a rock-band and acts with spontaneity that Jane would find scary. She also has made a habit of playing truant, something that has brought her to the attantion of Nassau Co. truancy officer Max Lomax (played by comic genius Eugene Levy.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By MollyRK on July 6, 2004
Format: DVD
If you are not a true, long-time fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, you really don't have any reason to watch this movie. "New York Minute" is for those who have grown up alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley and will enjoy seeing them in a movie that, yes, illustrates how much they have grown over the years. Anyone else will laugh, sneer, and tear it to shreds, but fans will respect it for what it is: a fun, lighthearted comedy. Personally, I went to see it the day it was released, and I loved it. I think a lot of people just looked at how highly publicized this film was and expected it to be something off the charts--the Olsen twins' explosion into theatrical production and adulthood. I'll admit that when I saw how much it was being promoted and how much time and work the Olsens were putting into it, I thought it was going to be a very successful film with a high public response. While it wasn't anything like that, it certainly showed a nice amount of improvements from the girls; it was a good plot, impressive acting, and highly entertaining. Compare this with some of their home videos like "Getting There" and "When In Rome," and you just might appreciate this movie a little more. I think Mary-Kate and Ashley did a great job; they showed their potential for comedy and proved that once they take the spotlight off them a little bit and focus more on the other aspects of the story, their film is greatly strengthened.
It's a real shame that "New York Minutes" fared so poorly at the box office; I imagine it was a real blow for the girls, but they'll get through it. They'll move on.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 10, 2004
Every now and then, there is a hideously bad movie that seems to be screaming, "Award me Razzies!" Here's the latest one: The Olsen twins, teen queens of direct-to-video fluff, now turn their attention to silver screen fluff in "New York Minute," an idiotic, vapid comedy as thin as their lip gloss.
Roxy and Jane Ryan (played by the interchangeable Olsen twins) have been growing apart since mama's death. Jane is a straightlaced, Oxford-bound student and good girl, while Roxy is a wild rock chick. However, these not-so-loving sisters end up on the lam through NYC, with a bumbling truant officer (Eugene Levy) on their trail.
Things get even hairier when they get enmeshed in a black market scheme involving a computer chip they find in some food. Then a senator's dog eats the chip (woo! We've got Shakespearean complexity here!), and the girls are accused of dognapping it. So of course, they have to thwart the forces of evil and grow closer together in the process.
Perhaps the most annoying thing about "New York Minute" is that it boldly goes nowhere new. The idea of identical twins who have opposing personalities -- it's been done before. In fact, it's been done by these same twins. Ditto with the dead mom. And mistaking one girl for another? Sadly, it's the closest thing there is to a plot twist. (Not to mention the laughable threat of a convent school for Roxy)
The script is full of cliches and aged visual gags (ripping a skirt to a miniskirt) that try to cover up the Iceland-sized plot holes. Andy Richter's cliched role is a monstrosity, and the closest thing we have to character development is the two sisters talking about... well, sisterhood and togetherness and all that drivel.
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