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New York Minute
Reviewed by: David Haviland
Young girls might like this, which doesn't mean I have to.
It ought to be inoffensive stuff: a girly fantasy from the Olsen twins about pretty, rich girls fulfilling their dreams and having wacky adventures.
However, the film is so crass and reactionary, I found it quite unpleasant. It's essentially a Republican wet dream, in which the girls overcome society's hurdles - school, the police, ethnic minorities - to achieve the success that is their birthright.
At one point, they stray into a beauty parlour full of (gasp!) black people. It's clear that we're meant to understand how terrifying this must be, as they turn to each other and say, "We're not in Kansas any more."Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2004
If you like this, try:Material Girls