New Year's Eve Reviews
April 30, 2012
Great cast, but too many separate storylines and most of them were not very interesting.
December 31, 2013
It's gorgeous and entertaining.
April 27, 2014
I enjoyed very much....forget what everyone else say. Watch it for yourself and come up with your own opinion instead of going with others.
April 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
(2011) New Year's Eve
ROMANTIC DRAMA COMEDY
There's not a single authentic character in this piece of garbage they'd call a movie. It's directed by Gary Marshall who made Julia Roberts a hot commodity by having her to star in "Pretty Woman", starring many well known and very recognizable celebrities, who if viewers were to watch this, it'd almost seemed like a show piece just to look at celebrities to act goofy and pretentious. Or that the few can have bragging rights that they worked with such and such. It's basically a no-plot movie consisting of many individuals to all have only one thing in common, and that they all have something to do with the new year eve ball in New York City's times square.
Some of the pretentious situations include:
-A lonely middle aged single woman Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) who had just quit her job just so she can accomplish some resolutions before the start of the new year, with the help of a bike delivery teenager named Paul(Zac Efron)
- a man(Robert DeNiro) refusing treatment at a hospital located near times Square who happens to be dying of cancer, but wanted to see the ball for the very last time.
- a young male, comic book artist, Randy (Ashton Kutcher) and a young back up singer female, Elise (Lea Michele of Glee)get stuck on an elevator together.
- underage teenage daughter, Hailey (Abigail Breslin) conflicting with mom, (Sarah Jessica Parker) about seeing the ball drop with friends, just so she can have her very first kiss with young boy.
- (Josh Duhamel) trying to find a ride after having trouble with his own car, so that he can't be late for a New Year Eve's party
-employed caterer (Katherine Heigl) having trouble with famous musician Janson(Jon Bon Jovi) for abandoning her after a marriage proposal.
- two via couples expecting at the same time, competing for a $25,000 prize by becoming the first to have a baby born closest to New Year's Eve.
Some of the existing problems regarding this film, is that the backup singer is supposed to be employed as a back up singer, yet she's able to take full control of the stage just so she can sing one complete song.
Every year, times Square consist of many musicians, and in this movie, there was only one and that is Jenson played by Jon Bon Jovi, what are the odds of that happening.
Every story almost looked like a promotional tour of the ball drop in times Square using 100% pretentious rubbish.
March 26, 2014
Worse than poor. My wife made me see it. probably the worst star to performance ratio ever. Why did they do this. Why do I have to watch it?
March 12, 2014
Fantastic cast wasted. Bland, boring and unfunny.
May 1, 2012
Pretty good over all. I'd recommend it.
December 19, 2011
It never pretends to be an excellent movie, it doesn't have the best cinematography, or a heavy storyline, and as long as you watch it with the idea of light entertainment and a whole lot of celebrities, its an entertaining movie - and considerably better than Valentines Day!
December 19, 2011
A little bit funny. Good but not great.
June 17, 2012
well crafted pic incl cameo from the director and his sister.
August 13, 2011
Preview looks awesome, funny and so many BIG name stars! Looking forward to this one!
January 30, 2014
A bloated mess that never should have been made. The movie wastes an entire star- studded cast to present too many stories and about all of them are not interesting and none of them really connected or had a real purpose. It was also boring as well because most of the performances were nothing special and the dialogue was bland and forgettable like the whole film itself. The attempts at humor all fell flat because they were cheap and the film's drama was many times melodramatic and heavy handed. The movie wasn't complete garbage in my opinion because I was interested in Robert De Niro's character even though I feel he was completely wasted here and I thought Ashton Kutcher put on a solid performance. In the end, the film could have been better than it was considering the star studded cast, but they were only used as bait to try to get people to go see the movie in theaters and steal their money.
January 18, 2014
Unfortunately, very trivial. Flat form with no character, no emotion. The biggest pluses is Lea, soundtrack and beautiful pictures of winter NY.
December 8, 2011
Much better than Valentines Day...
January 5, 2014
There is so many wrong things about this movie. Too many cast and plot means you don't care about any of them, cheesy dialogues that makes you think, "Really Gary Marshall? Really?"
And seriously, who will let a backup singer to perform on stage, who will say yes to an older woman's weird wishes, and who will have time to change and ride a carriage to go to meet a rich guy? Magical? Ridiculous more like.
January 5, 2014
How's possible that such an amazing cast could make such a crappy movie? Two hours wasted.
December 11, 2011
Not as bad as I thought it would be...it's just your average rom-com...nothing special about it and n othing terrible either!
January 3, 2014
I love this movie, the different story lines are very good.
June 18, 2012
Basically just a waste of time. None of the characters are particularly interesting, so I didn't care much for it. (First and only viewing - 6/17/2012)
January 1, 2014
Don't expect any deep thought provoking meaning to this story.... Reality meets fairytale...touches on about every New Years Cliche' you could possibly think of... Times Square...The Ultimate Party invite...getting married...to getting dumped and feeling bitter... if you really want me, you'll meet me 1 year from now! Life's beginnings...who will be the first child born at midnight, a teenager on the edge of independence to a dieing mans last request to see the ball drop! Murphy's law what could possible go wrong, usually does and how we deal with it! Regrets...Resolutions and Reflection all rolled into one big world-wind of situations, circumstances and Hollywood Eye-Candy!