Why ''New York Minute'' audiences are doing a double take - The Olsen girls' movie pays homage to movies past -- a lot

By Amy Feitelberg
Updated May 14, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

Why ”New York Minute” audiences are doing a double take

Is this deja vu, or do the Olsen twins have us seeing double? Their new New York Minute is littered with scenes from cinema past. ”I stuffed it full of every fun reference I could imagine,” says director Dennie Gordon. ”Because when parents take their kids to see a movie, they still want to have as much of a giggle as the kids do.” Let the laugh riot begin.

There’s Something About Mary In Minute, there’s something about a microchip-swallowing mutt going out a window.

The First Wives Club Middle-aged women plunging down the side of a building? How ’bout minors in towels!

The Matrix One of the twins (who knows which?) kicks butt Matrix-style. How does she know how to fight in slo-mo?

Legally Blonde Beauty salons just make you wanna dance. The girls do their own take on the ”bend-and-snap.”

Moonstruck One of the twins (don’t ask us which) calms the other with a Cher-like slap and a ”Snap out of it!”

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off A habitual hooky player on the lam? Can anyone say ”Bueller?” ”Bueller?” ”Bueller?”

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 102 minutes
  • John Hughes