New York Minute

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.

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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
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Girly fantasy about rich pretty twins fulfilling their dreams
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Director: Dennie Gordon

Writer: Emily Fox, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage

Starring: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter, Riley Smith, Jared Padalecki

Year: 2004

Runtime: 91 minutes

BBFC: PG - Parental Guidance

Country: US


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