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
|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. It was also the last film released by Dualstar Entertainment before they launched into dormancy.
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 failure of the film led to the downfall of the Olsen twins' company Dualstar, which later became dormant 3 years later.
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