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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 City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

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Garry Marshall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Ingrid (segment "Resolution Tour")
Zac Efron ... Paul (segment "Resolution Tour")
Charlotte Marshall-Fricker ... Caring Teenage Girl (segment "Resolution Tour")
Fiona Choi ... Balinese Woman (segment "Resolution Tour")
Mary Marguerite Keane Mary Marguerite Keane ... Pet Adoption Clerk (segment "Resolution Tour")
Michael Mandell ... Murray (segment "Resolution Tour")
Patrick Reale ... Times Square Cop (segment "Resolution Tour")
Robert De Niro ... Stan Harris (segment "Hospital Story")
Halle Berry ... Nurse Aimee (segment "Hospital Story")
Cary Elwes ... Stan's Doctor (segment "Hospital Story")
Alyssa Milano ... Nurse Mindy (segment "Hospital Story")
Common ... Soldier (segment "Hospital Story")
Barbara Marshall ... Head Nurse Helen (segment "Hospital Story")
Jessica Biel ... Tess Byrne (segment "Maternity Ward")
Seth Meyers ... Griffin Byrne (segment "Maternity Ward")
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Storyline

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 and 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Kiss last year goodbye. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Year's Eve See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,019,180, 11 December 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,544,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,044,638
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was announced as some kind of continuation for Garry Marshall's holiday themed Valentine's Day (2010). The project evolved into a different entity, re-casting some of the protagonists in different roles. See more »

Goofs

The list of resolutions Ingrid first holds up to Paul is different from the one Paul reads the second time. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

In the French language version, Hailey rather than saying "This is not a training bra" says "I'm busty", and Kim rather than saying "And this is not "Girls Gone Wild"!" says "And you're not a stripper!", since outside North America, the franchise "Girls Gone Wild" is barely known. See more »

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References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

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Written and Performed by Earl Rose
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Star Studded, But Doesn't Translate Into A Great Movie
13 May 2012 | by ck10101980See all my reviews

Watch this if...movies about relationships and kindness hit home for you. If you liked Valentine's Day, Crash, etc., you may enjoy this film.

Acting/Casting: 7* - Tons of great actors that all play their roles well and some not so great actors that play their roles not so well. Efron stands out as annoying and out of his league, while De Niro and Pfeiffer give great performances.

Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 5.5* - There is a lot going on in this film and the director manages to do a nice job of pacing the movie. There are some nice scenes of New Year's preparation in New York City, but nothing amazing in this category and overall it is a little above average.

Plot/Characters: 5.5* - Simply a story about multiple individuals and their relationships, which happens to be set on New Year's Eve. It is an okay plot that is nothing new and has been done before.

Entertainment Value: 5* - It has a nice message, but the truth is that it is only marginally entertaining. I wouldn't tell anyone it was a must see.

My Score: 7+5.5+5.5+5 = 23/4 = 5.75

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