New Year’s Eve

Picture Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


New Year’s Eve

For those of you who have seen the film Valentine’s Day, you kind of know what to expect with this film.  If you have not, your first reaction will be as follows.  “Hey, it’s Hilary Swank, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges,  Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer,  Sarah Jessica Parker, Abigail Breslin, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Jon Bon Jovi, Katherine Heigl, Russell Peters Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Alyssa Milano, Cary Elwes, Seth Meyers, Jessica Biel, Til Schweiger, Sarah Paulson, Josh Duhamel, Héctor Elizondo, and Sofía Vergara, among some others I may have missed.

Yes, that is correct, it is a mega packed star studded film.  The problem with these films is you wonder with so many famous actors and actresses, is it going to be an awesome movie, or is it going to be really bad.  Multiple story lines are great, but can people handle so many storylines all at once?  Thankfully they solve this by making everyone connected, Yay!

The film is naturally about New Year’s Eve, hence the title.  Everyone has something going on in their life.  Eg: jobs, friends, family, relationships, babies, old friends, new friends, etc.

My absolute favorite “couple” or story that they followed was the hunky Zac Efron and wonderful Michelle Pfeiffer.  Michelle Pfeiffer has a list of resolutions, and in exchange for some very exclusive party tickets, Efron agrees to help her fulfill them all in one night.  It is a very fun adventure and watching it unravel.

There are many funny things throughout the film depending on which part of the story, or whose story you are following.  Again this is the potential downfall.  Everyone fits together and there are assumptions and gasps, etc, but some stories are a bit dull in comparison to others.

The Valentine’s Day film was not the greatest, and as such you don’t really have high expectations going into this film.  It did not blow my expectations out of the water, but I would say that New Year’s Eve was better than Valentine’s Day.  This makes me wonder if it will end though, perhaps the next film will be Halloween Day and have another shipload of actors/actresses.  However,  I doubt this thought as I saw it because you are paying for this extended list of actors/actresses just to put masks on them.  Soon enough we will cover all the special day’s and will have nothing left.

I recommend that you see this movie OVER Valentine’s Day, but over all it is just an average movie.  If anything watch it just to see Zac Efron and watch his adventure with Michelle Pfeiffer.


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