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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

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:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,544,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,044,638
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

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 »

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When in the elevator, Elise tries to convince Randy to have their own party. While he is sitting, he pushes up his left sleeve twice. See more »

Quotes

Claire Morgan: And as you all can see, the ball has stopped half way to its perch. it's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop, and reflect on the year that has gone by, to remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken, the times we opened ourselves up to great adventures... or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt, because that's what new year's all about , getting another chance, a chance to forgive. to do better, to ...
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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 »

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References Epic Mickey (2010) See more »

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Best Day Of Your Life
Written and Performed by Katie Herzig
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New Years Heave
7 December 2011 | by nathan-hooperSee all my reviews

The trouble with ensemble comedies - romantic or otherwise - is that the audience is given little time to develop a relationship with any of their characters. This is certainly the case with Garry Marshall's seasonal effort New Years Eve, but the problems with the film are far from done there.

Stuck somewhere between a 'Visit New York' advert and meandering rom-com, few of the movies plots are linked and many are only hastily so at the end of the movie, almost as an afterthought. The film is incredibly low on laughs of any variety and despite - or perhaps because of - its huge star cast it never feels like its going anywhere, much like the Times Square ball which gets as much screen time as anybody.

The characterisation is incredibly lazy; Ashton Kutcher plays a pyjama-wearing stoner cartoonist, Zac Efron is the plucky young go-getter, De Niro (who will sign up for anything these days) is the grumpy old coot. These typecasts are bad enough before Lea Michele appears essentially playing Rachel Berry from Glee, replete with the screeching vocal performances. The cherry on top of the cake, however, is Michelle Pfeiffer who re-enacts her performance in Batman Returns as kooky wallflower Selina Kyle; to my immense disappointment she never became Catwoman and proceeded to whip up any sense of excitement.

The one positive thing I could say about this film is that it isn't offensively bad, except I cant because three of the precious few non-white, non-American characters are horrendously bad racial stereotypes. I'll leave you to spot them should you have the misfortune of having to endure this vapid exercise in futility.


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