New York Minute
In this action comedy, 17-year-old twin sisters Jane and Roxanne Ryan (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen) live with their widowed father (Drew Pensky). Jane has taken on the responsibilities of her deceased mother and has tried to hold the home together by being organized, dependable and academically successful. Roxanne has taken the rebellious route and makes it a daily goal to evade school truant officer Lomax (Eugene Levy) and seeks to propel her punk rock band to notoriety. Jane’s perfectly appointed schedule does not allow for being kicked off of the commuter train, being pursued and kidnapped by music pirate Bennie Bang (Andy Richter), or saving her sister from going astray. The film covers one day in which the girls careen their way through New York City evading Lomax and Bang and get to spend some much needed time together. They come to realize how important their relationship is to each other.
The Olsen twins will not disappoint their fans as they create some fun tension between each other. Levy and Richter bring many laughs, and they play their “good guy–bad guy” roles without going to the gutter for dialog. Roxy writes an inappropriate note to her sister that says, “Take the stick out of your butt.” She also leads Jane astray as they break into a fancy hotel room belonging to someone else. “New York Minute” is a relatively clean movie with a predictable ending. While there were many opportunities for the film to use profanity or sensationalism, it took the high road and simply went with being funny. Some movie goers may still find it objectionable.