5.6/10
211
6 user 8 critic

New Year's Day (1989)

A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Bashar Shbib
Stars: Daphna Kastner, David Duchovny, David Charles
Venice/Venice (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dean is a maverick American film director surprised that his most recent film has been chosen as the Official U.S. Entry at the Venice Film Festival. A beautiful French journalist arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Nelly Alard, Henry Jaglom, Melissa Leo
Always (1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Patrice Townsend, Henry Jaglom, Joanna Frank
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jesse is charming, romantic, and he knows how to pop the question; he just can't face marriage. So, when he and Hannah split up during the same week that a former fiancée dies, he decides ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Lazarus
Stars: Laura Leighton, Tim Daly, Olivia d'Abo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A guy without many everyday worries finds a door floating in the ocean and soon suspects he is being followed. He discovers that it is himself that is following him and that the door allows... See full summary »

Director: Cris Silvent
Stars: Brett Jacobsen, Vic Stagliano, Rick Seguso
Christine I (2016)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

Director: Antonio Campos
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Follow filmmaker Walter Todd over 36 deadly hours as he exploits his closest friends and family during a New Year's Eve party, exposing their darkest secrets and sexual perversions. The ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Melamedoff
Stars: Richard Short, Pepper Binkley, Ella Rae Peck
Partizani (1974)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Partisans attacked the ship, with lots of people and the Jews held by the Germans. After the release and attack, there is yet another partisan attack on the convoy of Germans. Partisans few... See full summary »

Director: Stole Jankovic
Stars: Rod Taylor, Adam West, Brioni Farrell
Déjà Vu (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

L.A. shop owner Dana and Englishman Sean meet and fall in love at first sight, but Sean is married and Dana is to marry her business partner Alex.

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Victoria Foyt, Stephen Dillane, Vanessa Redgrave
Denial (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young woman tries to leave her troubled past behind. She meets her old flame by accident and they fall in love again, but this obsessive relationship threatens to consume them. --this is 100% not the plot of this movie at all.

Director: Erin Dignam
Stars: Robin Wright, Jason Patric, Barry Primus
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Victoria Foyt, Viveca Lindfors, Jon Robin Baitz
About Sunny (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.

Directors: Bryan Wizemann, Mike S. Ryan
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Audrey P. Scott, Chanel Flowers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lucy (as Maggie Jakobson)
...
Annie
Melanie Winter ...
Winona
...
Drew
...
Billy
...
Lazlo
Michael Emil ...
Dr. Stadthagen
Donna Germain ...
Dr. Stadthagen's Friend
Harvey Miller ...
Lucy's Father
Irene Moore ...
Lucy's Mother
James E. dePriest ...
Lucy's Shrink
...
Marjorie
...
Delivery Man
Katherine Wallach ...
Delivery Man's Friend
Paul Dark ...
Redheaded Man
Edit

Storyline

A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of New Year's Day. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Time to move on...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 1990 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Anul Nou  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film in a trilogy of autobiographical films directed by Henry Jaglom. The first was Always (1985) and the second was Someone to Love (1987). See more »

Quotes

Drew: [first lines, talking to the camera] Okay, so I was miserable. And I stayed miserable for about a year. And then I decided that I was bored with being miserable. I mean, after a while, how much can you enjoy your own misery?
See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits play over the character of Drew watching the videotape of Lucy playing with the dolphins. Note: A copy of Jaglom's mentor Orson Welles' biography is clearly visible. See more »

Connections

Featured in Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Most Unusual Day
Performed by Doris Day
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting, if slightly meandering film.
26 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

New Years Day isn't a terribly good movie, but somehow, it's still endearing.

Starring a cast of no names, and an awful early performance by David Duchovny (as well as rather good Milos Forman), New Years Day tells the story of 3 young women about to move out of an apartment they have shared for years, and the man who is moving in. the four spend new years day together, (psychoanalyzing each other) because of a misunderstanding of what the meaning of "through January first."

The film has a decent set up, and other than Duchovny, the acting is all solid.

However, director and star Henry Jaglom apparently doesn't do scripts, he does giant flow charts. Consequently, his actors are forced to improvise, and generally become defined more by their bundles of neuroses than by any redeeming aspects.

Case and point for this affliction is a character who spends the entirety of the film's third act, where the girls throw a going away party, explaining repeatedly that he avoids the pitfalls of sleeping with his psychoanalysis patients by sleeping with them first, then becoming their doctor. The joke is cute the first time, but by the 4th time it has been told, no one cares anymore.

The movie is rife with moments like this. The worst of which is a suicide attempt that seems not only unrealistic, but also to have been included because without the scene the suicide attemptee would have absolutely no motivation or purpose within the story.

All the same, there is some definite underlying charm to much of it. Jaglom gives a wonderful opening and closing monologue giving the film, which otherwise just sort of starts and stops, a feeling of closure and weight. And the improvised dialogue is largely successful in creating a naturalistic atmosphere. However, if you don't already buy into the concept of Feud, Jung and Psycho Analytical theory, you will probably spend much of the film rolling your eyes.

If you just love Woody Allen and Robert Altman but have already seen all of their films, or just can't get enough stories about mediocre looking Jewish men discussing philosophy and becoming intimate with attractive women half their age, New Years Day is the film for you.

For everyone else, it's good, but not great, a little self important, and ultimately pointless.

For more reviews visit www.collider.com


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?