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New Year’s Eve

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
Seth Meyers, center, and Jessica Biel in New Year's Eve
Seth Meyers, center, and Jessica Biel in New Year's Eve
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
Director Garry Marshall continues his systematic defilement of the calendar’s most romantic holidays with another romcom built and executed like a ’70s disaster movie. Repeating the formula from last year’s ‘Valentine’s Day’, Marshall assembles an all-star cast including (deep breath) Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, Seth Meyers, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele from ‘Glee’ and many, many more for a labyrinth of intersecting melodramas and love stories set in New York City on, naturally, December 31. The hypothetical advantage of such a massive ensemble is the assumption that, somewhere among the high quantity of characters, there’ll be a few folks we actually like. Yet each plot thread is worse than the last: a welcome break from Katherine Heigl and Jon Bon Jovi’s interminable lovers’ quarrel simply means another trip to the hospital to watch Halle Berry console a cancer-ridden Robert de Niro. It all adds up to a celebrity-obsessed city symphony played on one painfully flat note.
Written by Matt Singer, Time Out New York

Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Thursday 8 December 2011
  • Duration:118 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Garry Marshall
  • Screenwriter:Katherine Fugate
  • Cast:
    • Jessica Biel
    • Hilary Swank
    • Abigail Breslin
    • Michelle Pfeiffer
    • Robert De Niro
    • Ashton Kutcher
    • Sofía Vergara
    • Josh Duhamel
    • Katherine Heigl
    • Halle Berry
    • Sienna Miller
    • Sarah Jessica Parker
    • Alyssa Milano
    • Zac Efron
    • Lea Michele
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