Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother and others who he has lost such as his friend who died in the military, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.
Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.
J. Todd Smith
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
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 »
The list of resolutions Ingrid first holds up to Paul is different from the one Paul reads the second time. See more »
Bloopers and outtakes shown during the closing credits. See more »
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 »
Star Studded, But Doesn't Translate Into A Great Movie
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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