New Year's Eve Movie Reviews
User reviews on New Year's Eve
Save your money. Wait until it comes tv, and then watch reruns of.anything.else instead.
This was the most terrible film with such an impressive amount of stars, it was bewildering to watch them try to make this film work but none of them actually succeeded. The film had no script so characters were just there as talking cardboards with no purpose and it was just really sad to watch. There were about 10 storylines that had no point and it added nothing to the film,i really hope that filmmakers are ashamed of themselves because this film should have never been released in the theaters. this film exploited and celebrated bad emotions and that is just wrong, i hate when filmmakers try to manipulate the feeling of the audience and this film did it in the worst possible way. I urge you to stay away from this film and tell others to do the same.
This was a terrible film and I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. It was so weird to see all these great stars in such a bad movie, how is it even possible to screw a film up wit so many stars. All of the performances are so on the surface and forgettable but one can not blame the actors, it is totally director’s fault. The film is so sentimental that it made me annoyed and i am a person who loves a good drama but this was way too much. The characters were not developed at all therefore it was hard to care what will happen to any of them. Overall, the film was terrible and I urge you not waste your money on it and tell others not to.
This is a drama about lives of several couples and singles in New York on New Year’s Eve, the film is directed by Garry Marshall and stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher. I did not like anything about this film and I definitely do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film was not made well, not written well and also acted very poorly, basically it is a waste of your time and waste of your money. The film was pretty ridiculous and insanely stupid, laughs were cheap and sentimentality was overwhelming. It is so disappointing to see all these great stars in such a terrible film, the director must really have no talent if he was not able to make something decent with such a star power.
Did you see Valentine's Day a couple of years ago? Did you enjoy the messy, overly dumb storytelling and characters? Did you like seeing a bunch of big name actors appear onscreen for five minutes at a time and then disappear? Then today is your lucky day, because director Gary Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate are back with New Year's Eve, another film gift for the holiday season. And by gift, I mean that giant lump of coal in your stocking.
Just like Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve takes a bunch of different stories and mixes them together on the last day of the year. This one takes place in New York, so we've got Hilary Swank as the woman who runs the ball drop in Times Square. Robert DeNiro plays a dying man who just wants to see the ball drop. There's Ludacris and Jon Bon Jovi and Katherine Heigl and Sofia Vergara and Michelle Pheiffer. All of these people play types very close to the roles they normally play, in a script that plays like one of those self help books with words of wisdom about "going for it" and "taking chances."
Marshall and Fugate make not attempt to get us to know these characters, just assuming we'll be happy to see these actors on screen in what amount to little more than extended cameos. The film is also garish, and for a comedy, makes the New York of The Warriors look appealing. Here's hoping the filmmakers leave it at this and don't try to subject us to Arbor Day or President's Day any time soon.