New York Minute (film)
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|New York Minute|
Movie Poster for New York Minute
|Directed by||Dennie Gordon|
|Produced by||Denise Di Novi
Christine A. Sacani
|Written by||Emily Fox
Kate Ah Shay
|Music by||George S. Clinton
|Edited by||Roderick Davis
|Di Novi Pictures
C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Running time||91 minutes|
New York Minute is a 2004 American teen comedy film starring Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Eugene Levy. It was directed by Dennie Gordon and released on May 7, 2004. In the film Mary-Kate and Ashley play twins with opposing personalities who have a series of misadventures around New York City. New York Minute reunited Mary-Kate and Ashley with their Full House co-star, Bob Saget. It is the Olsen twins' first theatrical film since the 1995 film It Takes Two.
Over a 24 hour period, 17-year-old sisters Jane and Roxy Ryan, adversaries who begrudgingly journey together from their Long Island home to New York, where the uptight overachiever and Straight A student Jane (Ashley Olsen) is due to deliver a speech to qualify for a prestigious college scholarship abroad. Meanwhile, laid-back punk-rock rebel Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen) hopes to get backstage at an underground music video shoot for punk-pop band Simple Plan so that she can slip her demo tape to the group. Roxy and Jane’s plans go awry when a mix-up involving Jane’s day planner lands them in the middle of a shady black-market transaction. Pursued by an overzealous truant officer (Eugene Levy) and accused of kidnapping a dog belonging to a senator, the Ryans must find a way to work together to thwart the forces threatening to jeopardize Jane’s college dreams and ship Roxy off to a convent school. Romantic interest comes in the form of a Senator's bad boy son (Jared Padalecki) and a bike messenger (Riley Smith).
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- Mary-Kate Olsen as Roxanne Angelina "Roxy" Ryan
- Ashley Olsen as Jane Elouise Ryan
- Jared Padalecki as Trey Lipton
- Riley Smith as James "Jim", the bike messenger
- Eugene Levy as Maxamillion "Max" Lomax
- Andy Richter as Benajamin "Bennie" Bang
- Drew Pinsky as Dr. Ryan
- Darrell Hammond as Hudson McGill
- Andrea Martin as Senator Anne Lipton
- Alannah Ong as Ma Bang
- Mary Bond Davis as Big Shirl
- Bob Saget as himself
- Jack Osbourne as Justin
- Joey Klein as Truant at Pool
- Neil Crone as Officer Strauss
- Garen Boyajian as Manjhur
- Jonathan Wilson as Train Conductor
- Boyd Banks as Ticket Window Guy #1
- Silver Kim as Asian guy with chip
- Frank Welker as Reinaldo's vocal fffects
- Simple Plan as Themselves
- Naked Cowboy as Himself (uncredited)
- Ernest Borgnine as Himself
New York Minute was neither a box office success nor a critical success. Roger Ebert & Richard Roeper gave the film a "two thumbs down" on the television show Ebert & Roeper. Aggregate movie review web site Rotten Tomatoes listed a critic score of 11% for the film, the consensus stating, Feels more like a calculated product designed to expand the Olsens' brand than an actual movie. Also, it contains ethnic stereotyping and sexual innuendo.
The film was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Blush Scene.
The film's opening weekend at #2 behind Walt Disney Pictures' Home on the Range earned $5.96 million, the sixth lowest ever for any film playing at over 3,000 theatres. The film eventually went on to gross $14.07 million at the North American domestic box office and $7.22 million internationally.
- "New York Minute". Boxofficemojo.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- New York Minute at the Internet Movie Database
- New York Minute at AllMovie
- New York Minute at Rotten Tomatoes
- New York Minute soundtrack