A New York Minute
If you like the Olson twins, this film is for you. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson, along with Eugene Levy, star in this 2004 production with the usual story line and plot twists. The girls take on New York and wriggle their way through a number of tight moments and romantic interludes to learn something about themselves and the world in which they live. Though there are few surprises, those who enjoy romantic comedies will not be disappointed. Although the Olson girls have been trailed by scandal in recent years their box office appeal has not dimmed. Boyfriend woes, anorexia, rumored drug rehab, and other gossip has foisted the girls into the tabloid headlines without truly hurting their movie image. Parents can pretty much rest assured that taking the kids to an Olson film will not hurt the impressionable young minds of their teenagers. Primarily the girls' fan base draws adolescent girls and young teens, but that has not kept their films from earning respectable profits. As the twins grow older, they appear more sophisticated and cosmopolitan, but they still have not lost their innocence and good-girl endings that make them the darlings of many parents' film lists for teens and teen idols for the young and na?ve. Without spoiling the film's story line, rest assured that the usual dramatic flair of a colorful city like New York helps to pump zest into the movie's action. Supporting actors are creditable and provide decent foils for the twins efforts to untwist a mystery or solve a problem. All in all, this is not a bad film to see, especially if you have teens in the house. Stock up on popcorn, get a comfortable seat, and sit back to enjoy the predictable if fun-loving exploits of the world's most popular and perhaps best-loved female teenage twins.