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New York Minute (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Feels more like a calculated product designed to expand the Olsens' brand than an actual movie. Also, it contains ethnic stereotyping and sexual innuendo.

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Marking their first theatrical-release feature since 1995's It Takes Two, the Olsen twins bring their adventures back to the big screen with New York Minute. Billed as a sort of Ferris Bueller's Day Off for tweens, the plot involves the escapades of two enterprising Long Island girls, Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Jane (Ashley Olsen), as they decide to dupe their parents and spend a day on the island of Manhattan. It seems the high-minded Jane has a speech to give to a scholarship committee, while the punky Roxy wants to meet her favorite rock band. When Jane's planner gets swiped, however, the girls find themselves embroiled in a political scandal involving a high-powered senator (Andrea Martin), as their high school's truant officer (Eugene Levy) doggedly pursues them.

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Cast

Ashley Olsen
as Jane Ryan
Mary-Kate Olsen
as Roxy Ryan
Eugene Levy
as Max Lomax
Andy Richter
as Bennie Bang
Jared Padalecki
as Trey Lipton
Drew Pinsky
as Dr. Ryan
Andrea Martin
as Sen. Anne Lipton
Darrell Hammond
as Hudson McGill
Alannah Ong
as Ma Bang
Mary Bond Davis
as Big Shirl
Bob Saget
as Himself
Joey Klein
as Truant at Pool
Neil Crone
as Officer Strauss
Jonathan Wilson
as Train Conductor
Boyd Banks
as Ticket Window Guy
Silver Kim
as Asian Guy with Chip
Robert Williams
as Fed No. 2
Domenic Cuzzocrea
as Homeless Guy
Dominic Cuzzocrea
as Homeless Guy
Kent Staines
as Doorman
Suresh John
as Deli Clerk
H. Jon Benjamin
as I Love NY Vendor
Frank Bonsangue
as Con Ed Supervisor
Jo Chim
as Ma Bang's Assistant
Lindsay Leese
as Customer at Ma Bang's
Pierre Bouvier
as Simple Plan Member
Chuck Comeau
as Simple Plan Member
Sebastien Lefebvre
as Simple Plan Member
David Desrosiers
as Simple Plan Member
David Desroisiers
as Simple Plan
Jeff Stinco
as Simple Plan Member
Alison Northcott
as Video Shoot Groupie
Balazs Koos
as Video Shoot Announcer
Trip Phoenix
as Old School Record Exec
Philip Drube
as Old School Record Exec
Kenny Robinson
as Head Security
Todd Schroeder
as Massive Security Guard
Colin Penson
as Security Guard
Damon D'Oliveira
as News Broadcaster
Eric Woolfe
as Mickey the Cab Driver
Arnold Pinnock
as Big Shirl's Male Beautician
Tasha Ricketts
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Warren Belle
as Mickey the Cab Driver
Stephanie Samuels
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Marsha Garces Williams
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Wendy Adeliyi
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Donna-Marie Chirstie
as House of Bling Customer
Jamila Fleming
as House of Bling Customer
Donna-Marie Christie
as House of Bling Customer
Shakira Harper
as House of Bling Customer
Lurline Lucas
as House of Bling Customer
Faustina Owusu-Ansah
as House of Bling Customer
John Hemphill
as Tim Brogger
Kathy Laskey
as Steffi Brooger
Kathleen Laskey
as Steffi Brooger
Jazz Mann
as Auditorium T.A.
Maggie Butterfield
as Auditorium Moderator
Gala Krissy
as Reinaldo
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Critic Reviews for New York Minute

All Critics (117) | Top Critics (32)

... an awful film.

May 13, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

To say that New York Minute is a vehicle for the Olsen sisters is perhaps a slight to four-wheeled conveyances of all kinds.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Even when it feels forced, the Olsen twins' appeal -- I freely admit -- remains a two-for-one bargain.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Falls somewhere between a home video and a full-blown movie.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Pure pablum and tiresome in the bargain.

May 7, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The story is supposed to be about the twins' adventures in Manhattan. Mostly it's an excuse for the two to visit different neighborhoods and the script to drag in every stereotype the writers can think of.

May 7, 2004
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for New York Minute

Inoffensive piece of tween fluff. I watched this while suffering from a bad back, and headache, and I always seem to rate this type of stuff better when I am not well . Possibly if i watched it next week, would say it is only a two star rating. For some reason I seek out the fluff as it is not demanding and can't handle too much thinking at times like this. LOL. I don't think I have ever sat through an Olsen twins movie prior to this, mainly I picked this one because I like Jared Padalecki in Supernatural, thought I would check it out. I have to say neither twin can really act, but they are likeable in a big eyed sort of way. None of this story rings true, and they should be shot for the David Bowie cover at the end (supposedly Roxy's band), but generally I can't even sit through one of these kidsy movies in full, so I guess it couldn't have been too awful, or maybe it's just that I couldn't really move to switch it off!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

Fun when I was a kid, but its very cliche now!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

I didn't think that this movie could have pretty much fun... Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen can give me some fun too, not just they two having fun for themselves... But this movie get a little boring when it comes at the ending... Overall, it's a pretty good movie to watch...

Sanjaya  丘耀文
Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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