New Year’s Eve (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Another film based off the style of Love Actually that spawned many movies in its wake 😛 ! This one (about New Year’s Eve 😛 ) is not too bad! The story is nice and entertaining enough for you to follow 🙂 . It is an easy watch that has a decent line up (Katherine Heigl, Halle Berry, Robert De Niro and many more 🙂 ). I liked some of the ways the characters intertwined together especially that joke in the “running to their lover” moment which I loved (when you see it you will know 😛 ). My favourite couple to follow was Paul (Zac Efron) and Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer). They were funny, the most likable characters and their goal was an interesting one to follow. However, as much as I know the style of this movie and I know what to expect , I felt like there were too many characters. So many that I barely got to understand them or care if they got their goals or not. It felt more like a spot the celebrity and tourist advertising for New York City 😛 . There are elements in some of the stories that were good and could have been great if they were focussed on more. Instead of shoving as many stories as possible into one movie 😛 . Don’t get me wrong this is a pleasant enough film that I have been able to watch and enjoy. But it is nothing exciting and it more suits as being a chick flick where you don’t mind talking throughout while it plays. Also parts were too cheesy and were almost boring. This film isn’t worth the watch unless you don’t mind watching unchallenging plot lines and a bit of romantic fun. Though this movie is worth it just for that dance scene in the end credits (I won’t spoil 😛 ). Enjoy 😀
I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!