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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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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

Reese Witherspoon was offered a role, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When Sam crashes his car into a snow drift, the airbags deploy individually, several seconds after impact, and they stay inflated. In an actual crash, they'd deploy instantly and simultaneously then deflate. See more »

Quotes

Hailey - Mother & Daughter Story: [as they are taking the subway to get home] Mom, I wanna go to Times Square to watch the ball drop.
Kim - Mother & Daughter Story: Well, I plan to avoid this entire section of the city tonight.
Hailey - Mother & Daughter Story: OK, well, I don't want you to stay, I want you to go home!
Kim - Mother & Daughter Story: Ouch!
Hailey - Mother & Daughter Story: There's this guy in my history class. His name is Seth and I, I've... I've been hoping, you know, I have that sick dream that, you know, we get to hang out at midnight, and then, of course, you know, I'll come right home.
Kim - Mother & Daughter Story: Honey, I'm sorry. I'm just, I'm not confortable ...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.23 (2011) See more »

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Starcruizer
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Rachel Rickert, Sarai Howard and Michael Klein
Performed by Rae
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Popcorn
9 May 2012 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

NEW YEAR'S EVE falls into that class of films best labeled 'cute'. Lots of stories, most of little consequence, an attempt to pull everything together with the premise that new Year's Eve gives everyone a chance to make things different in the following year (the New Year's Resolution carried to the extreme), some funny jokes pushed over the edge toward silly, and a script full of holes. But the bouncing around from micro story to micro story works OK because it gives the actors involved a chance to come on set for a day or two of work and leave unstressed and financially healthy. Katherine Fugate wrote the stewed ingredient stories for Garry Marshall to stir, and the list of actors involved is staggering: Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Cary Elwes, Jessica Biel, Seth Meyers , Sarah Paulson, Til Schweiger, Carla Gugino, Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi, Sofía Vergara, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Abigail Breslin, Josh Duhamel, Larry Miller, Penny Marshall, Cherry Jones, Hilary Swank, Ludicrous, Hector Elizondo, Ryan Seacrest, Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow and more.

This is a razzle dazzle movie with some good moments, improbable though they mostly are, and a nice mindless evening to enjoy popcorn. Enter with low expectations and take it for what it is - entertainment.

Grady Harp


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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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