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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 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

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Taglines:

Let the countdown begin. 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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Trivia

Seth Meyers' character is concerned that his wife will give birth at their apartment complex instead of the hospital. Years later; Seth Meyers' wife in real life gave birth to their first child in the lobby of their apartment building. See more »

Goofs

When Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Paul (Zac Efron) are driving east on the 59th street bridge the Manhattan Skyline is incorrect. You would have to be driving west to see this view. See more »

Quotes

Griffin Byrne - Maternity Ward Story: [to Tess] Come on, Honey. Nobody wins when pregnant women fight.
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Crazy Credits

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

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 American Pie (1999) See more »

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A-List Affair
Written and Performed by Earl Rose
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Too many story lines make New Years Eve a bit of a dud.
10 December 2011 | by JimmyCollinsSee 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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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

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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