New Year's Eve Reviews
There is a lot of stories and characters here. Some I liked (Abigail Breslin, Michelle Pfeifer, Katherine Heigl). Others I couldn't care less about (Jessica Biel, Hillary Swank).
If you liked Valentines Day, you might enjoy this, but there is definitely better out there.
Pretty much what I expected. The combination of great actors just mixing up in different stories is always good but you do need a good plot and this was good enough to me. Probably a movie I'll see more than once but I won't buy it. Go see it!
Set during New Year's Eve in New York city, this movie follows several people and how the day affects them. Kim is a single mother who still thinks of her daughter, Hailey as a child who wants to go out with a boy so that she could kiss him at midnight. Claire, who is in charge of the city's annual tradition, the ball drop on Times Square. And when something goes wrong she has to ask an electrician, who was fired, to come and fix it. Laura, a chef who is cooking the New year's Eve party for a record company who runs into Jensen, her ex who's a singer whose performing at the party. While he tries to apologize for how things ended, she refuses to accept it. Ingrid, a woman who works at the record company, after having a near death experience decides to quit her job and asks a young messenger, Paul to help her fulfill her resolutions. And at a hospital, Stan, a man who is in the final stages of cancer, only wishes to see the ball drop. Also Griffin and Tess, a couple who are expecting, want to be the ones who give birth first after New Year because of the available cash prize; but another couple is also about to give birth. Randy a man who's not exactly fond of the holiday because of something that happened, finds himself trapped in an elevator with a singer who is one of Jensen's back up singers when he performs at Times Square. And Sam, son of the owner of the record company, who is out of town and is trying to get back to the city so that he could give a speech at the party, but when he has an accident and since it's a holiday, his car can't be fixed so he hitches a ride with some people going to the city. But it seems he has another reason why he needs to get back.
This is a fun film, very chessy and stupid but worth sitting around and enjoying it. Each story has a cute little message for everyone where it can get at some point too cute that becomes really dumb.
The cast is great. The movie is about a bunch of famos actors having their individual new year's eve story and at some point their intertwine. There are some awesome names like De Niro, and people like Kutcher and Breslin act really well. But at the same time there are people like Pfeiffer , Heigl and Jessica Parker that are horrible.
So watch this movie at your own risk. You might enjoy it or you might hate it, it depends on how much chesse you can tolerate, and I dont mean wheter your lactose intolorent or not. Have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Claire Morgan: "Remember, second chances don't expire until midnight. "
In this PG-13-rated romantic-comedy, the lives of several star-crossed New Yorkers (Parker, Biel et al) intertwine on the last day of the year.
Okay, this reviewer totally gets it. It's an easy paycheck for marquee actors in what's sure to become a solid earning flick, regardless of quality. But make no mistake about it: Watching everybody from Teen Beat cover stories (Zac Efron, Jessica Biel) to Oscar winners (Halle Berry, Hilary Swank) to acting legends (Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer) to pop singers (Jon Bon Jovi, Lea Michelle) get their heads around grade school talent show scripting proves to be the true entertainment. One laughable scene finds Swank giving a canned St. Crispin's Day (potential sequel?) speech to weak-willed and wobbly-kneed New Yorkers, which is a double oxy moron. Puh-lease. Despite all of the mugging, hugging, and scenery chewing, Arbor Day and Boxing Day will doubtlessly follow as payback for this pre-packaged piffle becoming a hit.
Bottom line: Ugh lame sigh.