New York Minute [2004] [PG] - 3.3.1

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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17-year-old twin sisters (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen) who look identical but could not be any more different, are forced to spend a day together in New York city. They each try to visit disparate places, which are important to them but due to a series of mishaps their schedules are messed up. Meanwhile, a truancy officer (Eugene Levy) is after them and determined to catch at least one of them. Also with Andy Richter and Darrell Hammond. Directed by Dennie Gordon. [1:26]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A young man and a young woman kiss in several scenes. A young man removes his shirt (we see him bare-chested) and walks into a room where he is surprised to find two young women (one is wrapped in a towel with bare shoulders, and the other wears a robe) and he says "Is it my birthday?" A young man is tossed off his bike and lands on a young woman, they both fall on the ground, he lands on top of her and they flirt. Women dance wiggling their hips and buttocks. A young woman has a nightmare that she is nude on stage in front of a crowd (we see her bare shoulders and back). A young woman who has fallen from a window washer's rig is apparently nude because we see the towel that she was wearing dangling from the frame of the rig. A man in his underwear sings on a street corner (we see his bare back and the phrase "naked cowboy" on a sign). A young woman's skirt flips up and we see the tops of her thighs and a bit of a buttock. A young woman steps into a shower (we see her bare shoulders and bare legs). A young woman's skirt is caught in the spokes of a bicycle and is torn, shortening the skirt and exposing more of her leg above the knee. Young women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders. Young women wear short skirts that reveal bare legs and short tops that reveal bare abdomens.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man and a young woman fight: he is kicked in the face and stomach and shoved onto a train, and as the train pulls away he threatens her with "I'm gonna kill you." A girl kicks a door that hits a man in the head then she tips shelves over on top of the man and she runs away. A man slams two men's heads together and they are knocked out. A young woman accidentally punches a man in the nose. A young woman slaps another young woman in the face. Two young women speed in a car while being chased by a man in a camper; the young women nearly hit a man in a construction site, a man in the back seat spills coffee on his pants and is tossed back and forth across the seat, they drive in reverse through a tight alley, crash through a gate onto a busy street and the camper gets stuck in the alley because it is too narrow to pass through. Two young women on a window washer's rig fall down the side of a tall building, the rig tips and they are dumped into a dumpster (no one is injured). Two young women jump into a manhole and walk through an underground drain. A young man and a young woman toss a dog back and forth and eventually out a window (we see the dog running along the ledge of a tall building). A young woman is physically tossed off a stopped train and lands on the ground, a young woman is dumped into a laundry bin and put on a truck, and a young man is locked in the trunk of a car. A young man is tossed off his bike and lands on a young woman, and they both fall on the ground. A man jumps off a stage into a crowd and crashes onto the ground. A young woman has panic attacks where she hyperventilates. Young women run into a busy street causing cars to screech to a halt, and a man chases them. A huge snake slithers into a shower where a young woman bathes, and another young woman holds the snake around her shoulders. A man shakes a dog and the dog urinates in his face. A young woman slips and falls into a very dirty toilet (we hear her scream and see her with toilet paper clinging to her skirt). A man is bumped and spills his hot coffee on his lap. A young woman has a blue beverage spilled on her blouse.

PROFANITY 1 - 1 anatomical term, 1 mild obscenity, 1 derogatory term for Caucasians, 6 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Olsen twins, truancy, death of a parent, responsibility, guilt, parental pride, pressure to succeed, compulsive behavior, failure.

MESSAGE - It's the things that we do not expect that make life interesting.

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