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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?


This is the second time Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer star in a movie together. First one was Hairspray (2007) See more »


The placement of the striped kitchen cloth and the white bowl of chocolate changes after Laura turns around to face Jensen. See more »


Stan Harris: Nothing beats New York on New Year's Eve.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Join the Party (2012) See more »


New Year's Eve
Written by Abigail Breslin and Cassidy Reiff
Performed by CABB
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Too many story lines make New Years Eve a bit of a dud.
10 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rather enjoy the odd ensemble comedy such as this film, I somewhat enjoyed Valentines Day and I really enjoyed He's Just Not That Into You, but what those film had but this doesn't is a fewer amount of plot lines. There's just too much going on in this film, far too many characters, as soon as I found myself interested in one plot its segment would end, you can never get really attached to one set of characters.

For me the best storyline was the Michelle Pfieffer and Zefron plot, it was really the only one with a bit of substance, I actually think a full movie of that story would be great, also the Jessica Biel and Seth Meyers plot was rather funny thanks to the highly underrated Ms Biel. This movie is entertaining enough I suppose but it's also lacking any real great laugh out loud moments, the only time I laughed was when Jessica Biel was in labour, she could do some great comedy if given the chance.

Lea Michele manages to bring her great screen charisma to the big screen, she is very fun to watch and her rendition of Aude Lang Syne was lovely and a nice way to end the movie.

If this movie had about four or five less stories happening this movie would have been much better, it's not horrible by any standards but it's not excellent either, also this may sound mean but Sofia Vergara is possibly the most annoying actress alive, at least they didn't put a decent actress in the most annoying role in the film. I mean it's worth paying to see the excellent dance scene between Zefron and Pfieffer over the end credits.

OK, but basically it's exactly the same as Valentines Day but with more actors and a lot less substance.

Enjoy. Maybe.

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