New York Minute

2006-03-30 12:36

Today is the biggest day in the super-organized life of uptight overachiever Jane Ryan (Ashley Olsen). She's due to give a major speech at Columbia University for a competition to win a prestigious scholarship to Oxford University.

Meanwhile, her rebellious sister Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen) is planning to ditch school and go backstage at a music video shoot in Manhattan, where she'll slip her demo tape to the band publicity team.

Despite having so little in common, the sisters reluctantly journey together to the Big Apple, but their plans go wildly awry when a mix-up involving Jane's dayplanner lands them in the middle of a black market music piracy scheme.

Hotly pursued from Chinatown to Harlem by Lomax, a determined truancy officer (Eugene Levy) and a wannabe gangster (Andy Richter), Jane and Roxy reluctantly join forces.

If Jane doesn't recover her dayplanner - and the crucial speech inside it - she can kiss her college scholarship goodbye. If Lomax finally catches up with Roxy, she'll be drummed out of high school for good.

Roxy and Jane seem to have everything going against them...but anything can change in a New York Minute!

What the critics are saying:

"...depressingly familiar to everyone who saw director Dennie Gordon's last effort, What A Girl's hard not to feel some discomfort at the way Chinese and black stereotypes are wheeled out for comic effect.
- Neil Smith, BBCi Film

"In trying to straddle both the grown-up and kiddie worlds with this inappropriately sexualized effort ... the Olsens have lost their footing."
- Megan Lehmann, New York Post

"A textbook example of a film created as a 'vehicle' but without any ideas about where the vehicle should go."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The Olsen twins are doing their seemingly inseparable careers no favours with this cookie-cutter teen caper that manages to be both crass and dull at the same time.

amie 2004/09/03 8:42 PM
New York Minute It was fairly lame and boring, with a predictable plot. (The kind where everything goes wrong at the last minute, but manages to wrap up perfectly in the end.) This is a typical teen movie, but a good movie, for the Olsen twins, that is.
kirsty 2004/09/05 12:08 PM
New York Minute no comment Shrek 2
Mariè 2004/09/05 6:26 PM
Olsen Movie It`s cool!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jess 2004/09/05 8:15 PM
olsen movie i think the Olsen twins are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 they directed New York Minuet, that is great for 17 year olds!! Shrek 2 ain't bad but i like New York Minuet
rochelle 2004/09/17 5:24 PM
i like it. you people that think that these 2 need a new film is coo-coo -----------------------------------------
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