The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.
Terrible---Do NOT bother with this over-budgeted, poorly-written, over-acted, hammy waste of film stock. This movie was so bad it made me long for infinitely better movies like Barney's Great Adventure and Ed (note sarcasm).Too many story lines (if you can even call them that)+too many stars=a complete crap fest. I thought Zac Efron was terrible (not sure it was his acting more than it was the awful lines that were written for him). Michelle Pfeiffer (who is usually smoking hot) looked absolutely awful (I'm thinking this was on purpose since her character was basically worn out with life in general). Completely forgettable performances by all involved (would give Hector Elizondo a pass but his accent was a miss). I usually like Gary Marshall films, but this one was a "worthless steaming pile of cow dung...figuratively speaking."To sum up--other than the gratuitous shots of NYC, this movie has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. You'd be better off sticking a hot needle in your eye. At least then you'd be blinded and unable to view this crap fest.
miracles do happen!---i think i may have read this somewhere before, but the ONLY good thing about this movie is the knowledge that if GARBAGE like this can be made into a movie, then the crap i write can too. this movie is absolutely PUTRID (in caps) whoever wrote this script needs to be congratulated... they are blowing the right person/people... it takes talent to get a great script made into a movie but it takes absolute genius to get a piece of crap script made into a movie! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! and to echo previous posts, i am amazed that half the cast actually agreed to be a part of this pile of donkey sh*t. astounding! i need to hire this whole crew to do something really meaningful. miracles do occur.
Made me join IMDb---This movie was so bad it is the reason I joined IMDb. I thought about joining in the past for good movies, but never have I been so motivated by a movie to do something to help others. Save yourself and DO NOT see this movie. Great actors, but horrible plot and writing. Which any movie buff knows it doesn't matter if the actors/actresses are on the level of Robert De Niro/Hale Berry or Kevin Federline/Jenifer Lopez, if the story is bad, nothing can save the movie. To Hollywood: Stop making stink bombs like this! Stop insulting the intelligence of your audiences. Save yourselves and your loyal followers from future pointless junk like this.
The worst of all time---This may quite possibly be the worst movie ever made. The only thing that's remarkable about this film is how anyone got so many famous actors that aren't cheap, to make this movie. I'm sure they pitched it as "Love Actually meets New York on New Year's Eve" or something stupid like that. Whomever got this movie made must be a great sales person because this movie is just one big piece of crap! There is nothing redeeming about it at all. The couples aren't believable and more importantly, I didn't care about them at all. There was no build up to believable chemistry. We were just supposed to take it on faith. Don't waste your time on this one!
Appalling---Full of names, names and more names. I expected to be disappointed but it was oh, so much more.A movie NOT worth watching, not even for free on the TV, unless you think drinking castor oil might be fun. Made me wonder how all those names ever made a name.Bad writing, casting, acting, directing, editing. APPALLING movie, worse than porn, amusing only in its appalling-ness ... and all those big names being appalling, some by association, some just because they are Sarah Jessica Parker. My god, that woman should move to the south pole and stay there. Can't believe someone thought it would be a good idea to let her breed ...
Just don't watch it.---I'm going to be honest. I liked Valentine's Day. Sure, it was as predictable as the UK Christmas No. 1, but it was cute and cheesy and sweet and your typical fluffy Valentine's Day movie. But first of all. What is a New Year's Eve movie? Seriously, who came up with the idea of a movie about New Year's Eve? New Year's Eve is pretty much a night where teenagers and young adults go to parties and make out, families go to awkward parties at Aunt Pamela's, there's a big countdown, but it's not that big a deal. New Year's Eve is a celebration of the upcoming year, and apart from a speech by Hilary Swank's character, they don't even touch on that. So the story is about ten or fifteen people who are somehow linked together. We don't know how or why, and by half way, I just wanted it to end. They all play the most ridiculous, under-developed, bland characters, who lead into a story but then stop to make room for another half-hearted character. The actors- most of them past their sell-by date, like Kutcher, Biel, Heigl- just prove why they're in this attention-seeking, made purely for money movie instead of something with depth. To be honest, I'm disappointed in Abigail Breslin and Jake T. Austin, who actually show promise. They're also incredibly annoying, especially Sarah Jessica Parker's character. I don't even know her name, do they even mention it? And Heigl's character manages another scene stuffing her face, you just want to punch Bon Jovi for being so annoying, and Sofia Vegara, who is hilarious in Modern Family, seems to be the only hum-our there, and even those jokes are straight out of her Modern Family character, Gloria. It's an hour and a half of awkward kisses, guys getting off with fifty year old women, stories being abandoned half way and celebrities who have, now, hit rock bottom. This probably was the worst movie I have ever watched.
A Two-Part Love Boat Episode Is Pieced Together Better---Where to begin? Okay, it was awful.What I immediately noticed was this thing was pieced together very badly. It wasn't cut away with a 'meanwhile' feel to it, suddenly we would just see someone again (I noticed how badly it was done when it cut from Phieffer and Efron, goes to someone else, then falls back to Phieffer and Efron, then off again).Catch a two-part Love Boat episode and see how well it goes from story to story.And are these all the jobs for women? Swank is oveseeing the New Year's celebration (definitely straining to channel Maureen O'Hara from Miracle on 34th St), this woman Hiegl was it, the caterer, and then Sarah JP as some flashlighted dress designer. Looked more like a seamstress to me. They all seemed to be channeling the same 'Im a professional woman' image.I think the funniest bit was that all of America, no, the WORLD is going to be watching NYC on New Year's Eve.Uh, hello? Never heard of time zones? It was probably what? Nine or ten in the morning where Halle Berry's man was stationed. Who watches celebrations in NY? NY is probably the fourth-to-the-last time zone to celebrate the new year, towards the end. So why would the WORLD be watching what is going on in NY? And Swank's speech sucked.Sometimes it felt like I was watching a Happy Days or Laverne & Shirley marathon, with pregnant women and trapped in elevators.One bit I did notice, Seth Meyers' wife pushed on the belly a bit too much, clearly displaying it wasn't a baby.And is this New York? A race to see who has the first baby of the year? As I said, check out a couple of eps of Love Boat, or better yet still, look for a TV movie called Last American Traffic Jame (retitled on IMDb as Gridlock) for an idea of how overlapping, inter-twining stories can be sorted out and placed with characters interacting. It can be done.Unfortunately, New Years Eve wasn't it.
Just Awful---For the first time ever I have been forced to write a review about a movie, because I don't want everyone to spend money of this diabolical piece of work.What a waste of a superb cast. There is not ONE redeeming feature of this movie. Total waste of my time just to get to the theatre to watch it. I was gone after an excruciating 40 minutes. Don't let the big names fool you. They are ALL way off the mark, but that is to be expected with such a bad script and, oh God, where was the director?. A big red light and a solid warning..give this a huge miss.If it was free- to-air I'd still change channel.
Really enjoyable---I don't think I understand people at all. I watched it despite all the bad reviews and I didn't regret it. I'm starting to think people are really bitter, it's a really sweet movie about new years and how people feel around that time of the year, it actually gave me a warm feeling, so yes, it's not a deep smart full of effects movie, but sometimes people need a movie like this, I'm all against unchallenging movies, but I don't think this was the case at all. It's the perfect new year movie, that gives you hope for the year to come and live everyday fully. The variety of characters is okay, as you get to know them enough to see a little bit of yourself in them or not,and it's really interesting to see what different people go through at that time of the year and how they feel and what they hope to change. It really is a warm,hopeful movie, at least that's the way I saw it.Sometimes we need to take a break and take a deep breath, that's the movie.
May the naysaying critics take a vacation in the Underworld! No, its not a masterpiece but it is sweet, romantic, funny, and touching---Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the personal assistant to a bigwig at a Manhattan recording company (John Lithgow). But, on the morning of New Year's Eve Day, when she trips and falls on some garbage bags near the office, its the last straw. So, when a handsome young courier (Zac Ephron) brings her some tickets to a swanky Eve ball, she offers to give him the tiny slips of cardboard for a price. She has her list of resolutions from the previous year and not one of them have been met. The deal is on. Meanwhile, a comic book artist (Ashton Kutcher) gets stuck in an elevator with a young singer (Lea Michele) while a chef (Katharine Heigl) finds herself catering an event where her former boyfriend, Jensen (Jon Bon Jovi) is set to sing. Times Square event planner (Hilary Swank) and her sidekick police officer (Ludacris) have to make sure the ball dropping event goes off without a problem. A dying man (Robert De Niro) checked into a hospital near the Square, so he could see the ball drop, but his doc won't let him on the roof. A kind nurse (Halle Berry), however, might make it happen. Also in the city are two couples (one is Seth Meyer and Jessica Biel) who are hoping to "drop" the Eve baby at the same hospital and snag the $25,000 famous baby gift. But, that's not all folks! A recording exec (Josh Duhamel) has to go to a wedding in Connecticut but needs to be back in Manhattan on the Eve, for a meeting with a lady who stole his heart. Finally, a theater seamstress (Sarah Jessica Parker) wants to spend the Eve with her teen daughter (Abigail Breslin), since her ex-husband got her last year, but the young gal wants to go to the Square with friends, especially to meet a boy she likes. Mom says no. So, with all of these stories in the Big Apple, will everyone start the New Year off right? You bet! This is quite a nice story, no matter what the hard hearted critics say, and its also romantic, funny, touching, and beautifully photographed. Spending any time with these fun folks and their adventures is hardly a waste of time. This viewer especially liked Ingrid's list and Ephron's ingenious ways of fulfilling it. In addition to the cast mentioned above, Hector Elizondo, Penny Marshall, Sofia Veraga, Cherry Jones and Larry Miller also drop by to steal scenes. No, real life probably does not end as happily as things do here, but that doesn't mean that the film doesn't also have some footing in reality as well. So, folks, why don't you go grab some tickets tonight or make plans for a New Year's Eve view yourself. Follow it up with light drinks and snacks and you could begin your own New Year on the happy cloud.