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New Year's Eve (2011)

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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

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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:

Año nuevo 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Halle Berry was cast but dropped out, and she was replaced by Katherine Heigl. Berry dropped out due to a custody battle with her ex-partner. After the custody battle was resolved, Berry was re-cast in the movie, but in another role. See more »

Goofs

The Marriott Marquis Theatre marquee switches back and forth between the Donny and Marie Osmond Christmas show and the musical Wonderland. The Osmond Christmas show closed January 2, 2011 and Wonderland opened April 17, 2011. See more »

Quotes

Claire Morgan: [voice over, opening lines] Some people swear there's no beauty left in the world, no magic. Then, how do you explain the entire world coming together on one night to celebrate the hope of a new year?
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.49 (2011) See more »

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This Is The New Year
Written by Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino
Performed by Ian Axel
Courtesy of TinyOgre, LLC
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A Sequel to Valentine's Day!
10 December 2011 | by eldestjaySee all my reviews

What? It's not a sequel to Valentine's Day? 

Let's be honest here. There was absolutely NO reason to make this movie. Well, maybe one: money. During a viewing of this excruciatingly painful melo-dramedy, one will find absolutely no artistic value, underlying message, or actual creative backbone. This film is just an excuse to slap a couple of famous face in front of the same camera, within the same period of time. You know what that's called on the set of a good movie? Bad casting. 

I can't believe someone made the same mistakes that were made just a year or two ago! When I first saw the poster, I thought "Is this a  parody?". But then I saw who was directing this prick of a film. 

Garry Marshall: Probably the single most desperate man in America. I am convinced that his last and final wish (let's be honest, he's not exactly in his twenties) is to meet as many famous people as he can; and what does that leave the helpless moviegoers with? The atrocities that were (and still are) Valentine's Day and New Years Eve. 

Looking for a fun holiday film to put a spring in your step, and a sparkle in your smile? Then spend your ten bucks elsewhere, because this movie is not worth the dough. 

The whole thing is a jumbled mess of popular actresses of today, and a few familiar faces that we all know. Then of course your Ashton Kutcher and your Jessica Biel who insist upon us that "Yes look, we're still famous! We promise!" 

Well I don't need it. I don't need it, and I encourage everyone to stray far away from this badly written, far-fetched, soap cushion of a love story that sincerely wants to be literally everything that it's not. It's a drama for people who don't like dramas, a comedy for people who don't like comedies, and a romance for people who don't like romance. Not worth a second of your time.


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