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A New Year's Resolution (2021)

TV-G | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 9 January 2021
When a morning show producer makes a New Year's resolution to say yes more, she crosses paths with a confirmed Yes man who just might hold the key to her biggest story and to her heart.

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Lesley Demetriades

Writer:

Sarah Montana
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimee Teegarden ... Kelly Leone
Michael Rady ... Tom Malone
Elise Bauman ... AJ
Patricia Isaac ... Lisa Burke
Devon Alexander ... Jackson
Michelle Morgan ... River Tamland
Michael Strickland ... Casey
Adam Hurtig ... Patrick
Melissa Marie Elias ... Sheila (as Melissa Elisa)
Cassandra Potenza ... Associate Producer
Marina Stephenson Kerr ... News Executive
Garth Merkeley ... Barista (as Garth Markeley)
Curtis Moore Curtis Moore ... Glenn
Darren Martens ... Alan
Kaelyn Yoon-Macrae Kaelyn Yoon-Macrae ... Emmie
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Kelly Leone, producer at Wake Up Milwaukee, a local morning television talk show, has focused this year on changing what were the declining fortunes of the show - her efforts having paid off - at the expense of spending time with friends. This time has also been at the expense of her longer term goal of a news producer life in a bigger market, like Chicago. As such, on New Year's Eve, she, under pressure from her best friends AJ, Lisa and Jackson, makes the new years resolution to say yes to partake in any social event asked of her, no matter the event, this resolution well outside her comfort zone in generally only doing things in which she is comfortable in a high probability of success. The end date of this resolution is her thirtieth birthday in one month's time. Much to her chagrin, her production team, looking for an extended new years story for the show, decides to follow her on her one month progression on this resolution. This resolution coincides with Kelly meeting Tom ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Aimee Teegarden portrays a 29 year old who is about to turn 30 in the film. In fact, the actress had just turned 30 ten days before filming began. See more »

Goofs

Kelly says, "Gong chi fat choy," claiming it is "Happy New Year" in Mandarin. Although her pronunciation sounds closest to the Cantonese "Gong-Hei Fat-Choi," wishing wealth and prosperity, it seems like the Mandarin "Goongxi(e) (respectful congratulations) Faacái (to get rich or prosper)" was intended. Meanwhile, the most common Mandarin phrase for "Happy New Year" is "Xiinnián (New Year) Kuàilè (Happy)." Note: Romanization, without utilizing either the Cantonese or Mandarin pinyin systems, varies. See more »

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References Candy Crush Saga (2012) See more »

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Written by John Stauffer and Jason Brahms
Performed by John Stauffer
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I had a hard time enjoying the movie because of the lead actress.
1 February 2021 | by rg79912See all my reviews

I expected to love this movie but the lead actress just made it so difficult. I didn't make it through the entire movie. I tried twice, and gave up and went to a different movie. I'll try again, maybe 3rd time's the charm.The actress just has a perpetual grimace-type face and a lack of emotion. I get that her character is closed off to love, but the actress just seemed like she's closed off to feeling in general. I also really hate to admit it, but I found her weirdly long eyebrows and awkward facial expressions so distracting. I know that's shallow, but I found myself spending more time wondering why she felt an almost unibrow was a good idea, than getting into her character. The actress just looked uncomfortable all the time, and as a result I felt uncomfortable watching her. I loved the male lead though, he has such a sweet and calming demeanor. He seems natural and comfortable. I wish he'd been paired with someone else tbh. I could've loved this movie with someone else as lead actress. Maybe Bethany Joy Lenz, Lacey Chabert, Erin Krakow, Merritt Patterson, Jen Lilley, Pascale Hutton, Jesse Schram, or Nikki De Loach. I usually enjoy the films with these actresses in them. The rest I'm honestly sick to death of or they're just really bad actresses. An actor or actress has to not seem like they're acting, even if they are playing a different personality. This actress seems like she's unhappy, forever frowning, angry, or miserable in her real life and that was reflected in her acting. She made it almost depressing and kind of ruined the movie for me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

9 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Year, New Me See more »

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16:9 HD
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