New york minute
Movie description mary-kate and ashley olsen prove theyve graduated from their child protégé status with this sassy comedy from director dennie gordon (what a girl wants). The teenage duo play long island-based twins roxy (mary-kate) and jane (ashley), who may be identical in appearance, but rarely see eye-to-eye in their personal lives. On a manhattan-bound train, the rebellious roxy plans on cutting class, attending a rock video shoot, and presenting her demo tape to the bands manager. Meanwhile, the straight-laced jane is heading to columbia university, where she hopes to gain a college scholarship. Disaster strikes when the duo are unceremoniously dumped from the train, and a shady criminal places a microchip in roxys bag. Help is at hand in the form of bennie bang (andy richter), who offers the twins a ride in his limo. But he is actually after the microchip they unknowingly possess. Fleeing his clutches, jane leaves her precious dayplanner in the car, and a screwball chase around manhattan begins. Bennie is in hot pursuit, but so is max lomax (eugene levy), roxys truancy officer who is determined to catch the errant twin. Some crazy capers throughout the big apple ensue, and various set pieces are engineered to show off the vivacious and endearing charms of the two sisters. Levy and richter give suitably wacky turns in their supporting roles, and the city of new york provides a glorious backdrop for the olsens acting talents.