New York Minute

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2

Content: +1

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. Janes 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 guybad 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. They sneak out of the window of that hotel room in towels and robes, and they end up running throughout the streets of New York. When the girls run into two boys on the streets, they are immediately and overtly flirtatious with them. New York Minute is a relatively clean movie with a predictable ending. While there were many opportunities for the filmto go to profanity or sensationalism, it took the high road and simply went with being funny.Some movie goers may still find it objectionable.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes
Warner Brothers

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (2) times mild (hell 1); moderate (remove the stick from your butt 1)

Obscene Language: Few (3) times mild (poop 2, anal retentive 1)

Profanity: Few (2) times moderate (OMG 1, OG 1)

Violence: Few times mild (lots of chasing, girls locked in a car, boy locked in a car trunk, girl locked in a storage room, girl hits a man in the face); moderate (martial arts type fighting)

Sex: Few times mild (boy and girl kissing 2)

Nudity: Few times mild (girl naked behind a podium with only shoulders and back of head shown; girl in shower with only feet, back, legs and shoulders shown; man removes his shirt; when girl loses towel on a window washer lift and falls into a dumpster, only her shoulders, legs and face are shown)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times mild (boy innocently falls on girl and asks, Am I smashing you? and girls says, Yeah, its great!)

Drugs: None

Other: The words crud and dang are each used once; a dog passes gas once; a dog is shown sitting on a toilet seat apparently going to the bathroom; a dog urinates on the front of a mans shirt; the statement check your fly is used several times as a diversion tactic

Running Time: 91 minutes
Intended Audience: Older children through adults

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