New Year’s Eve: Movie Review

Dec 12, 2011 | 2011 Articles, Books & Tales, Lorie Lewis Ham, Movies

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Special coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatre at the end of this review.

Even though I love Christmas and Thanksgiving, I think besides Halloween, New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday! It’s the perfect time to reflect and look forward with hope to a new beginning! So a movie about New Year’s Eve sounded like fun, and it was just that.

The movie New Year’s Eve follows several people as they prepare for that night’s events—there’s the person in charge of making sure the Times Square ball drops on time played by Hillary Swank, parents competing to have the first baby of the new year to win money—one of which is played by Jessica Biel, there’s the chef nervous about her first big job played by Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi playing a famous singer (can we say type cast lol), Zac Ephron playing a bicycle courier who is trying to help a frazzled older woman played by Michelle Pfeiffer fulfill all of her past new year’s resolutions before midnight and so much more!

This is the most star-studded cast I’ve ever seen, from the main roles to some brief cameos from people like Matthew Broderick. Some of the many other cast members include Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Deniro, Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele. I won’t name them all to leave you some surprises because there were a lot!

This is the ultimate end of the year feel good kind of movie with enough plots to please everyone, from the funny to the heartwarming to the sad! I loved this movie and it was the perfect way to look towards the end of a year and get you thinking about how the next one can be better, and what truly matters in life—the people you love and living life to its fullest. Sure, it was sappy and romantic at times, and at times maybe a little unrealistic but who cares. It does what a movie is supposed to do—make you feel! New Year’s Eve will make you laugh, cry, smile and hope. Even my two teenagers liked it.

I have to say my favorite storyline was the one with Zac Ephron and Michell Pfeiffer, but I enjoyed them all. My only complaint is I wish I’d seen it closer to New Year’s Eve because now I’m thinking about that holiday instead of Christmas lol.

New Year’s Eve is now playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website.

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Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and an enthusiastic contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

1 Comment

  1. Good review. I was pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed myself with this flick, even though I do feel like Garry Marshall didn’t really try to do anything with all of these stars instead of just have them show up and do something. Still, a fun film that is a crowd-pleaser for sure. Check out my review when you get the chance.


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