New Year’s Eve

Film, Drama
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

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.

By: Matt Singer, Time Out New York



Release details

Release date:
Thursday December 8 2011
118 mins

Cast and crew

Garry Marshall
Katherine Fugate
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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