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New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 December 2011 (USA)
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The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.


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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, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Año nuevo  »

Box Office


$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,019,180 (USA) (9 December 2011)


$54,540,525 (USA) (17 February 2012)

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Did You Know?


Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer have both played Catwoman in unrelated films. So has Anne Hathaway, who appeared in _Valentine's Day_(2010). See more »


When Hailey runs away from home and Kim follows her to the subway, the crew and camera can be seen in the reflection of the subway train as it pulls away. See more »


Ava - Jensen & Laura's Story: In my country when a man gets down on one knee, it's because he either wants to get married or he's been shot. Sometimes it's both.
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers and outtakes shown during the closing credits. See more »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.51 (2011) See more »


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Really enjoyable
21 December 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I don't think I understand people at all. I watched it despite all the bad reviews and I didn't regret it. I'm starting to think people are really bitter, it's a really sweet movie about new years and how people feel around that time of the year, it actually gave me a warm feeling, so yes, it's not a deep smart full of effects movie, but sometimes people need a movie like this, I'm all against unchallenging movies, but I don't think this was the case at all. It's the perfect new year movie, that gives you hope for the year to come and live everyday fully. The variety of characters is okay, as you get to know them enough to see a little bit of yourself in them or not,and it's really interesting to see what different people go through at that time of the year and how they feel and what they hope to change. It really is a warm,hopeful movie, at least that's the way I saw it.Sometimes we need to take a break and take a deep breath, that's the movie.

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