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New Year's Eve

comedy, drama, romance

"New Year's Eve" celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City.

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common sense

ON for kids age 14
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Shallow, star-studded romcom has some drinking, swearing.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this star-studded romcom is heavy on familiar faces (including Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, and many more) and short on depth. New Year's Eve follows several interconnected storylines as people try to make amends for the past year and ring in the new one; the stories are simplistic and saccharine, and though the messages are well meant and everyone's striving to be a good person, there aren't many believable role models. There's plenty of kissing and romance, plus some drinking and swearing (including "s--t" and one memorable "f--k"), and tons of enormous billboards touting products in Times Square.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how New Year's Eve portrays dating and romance. Ask your teens if this is what they think adult relationships are really like.
  • Did you identify with any of the characters' storylines? Which ones seemed the most believable? Which ones felt completely implausible?
  • What's the significance of New Year's Eve as a holiday? Is it important to have someone special to celebrate it with? What does the beginning of a new year mean to you?

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3 stars

All eyes are on New York on New Year's Eve. Similar to Valentine's Day movie it follows the lives of people interacting. Pregnant couples compete to win money for giving birth to the first baby of the new year, Robert de Niro has a dying wish, a guy and gal agree to meet one year on in NYC. Good cast. Heart warming.

- thmtsang, Thursday, January 31, 2013

3 stars

What do you do when you have to make a movie with a mediocre script? Fill it to the rim with really famous people! Sorry, Garry Marshall. Not enough....

- itsjustme2004, Thursday, June 28, 2012

2 stars

Movies stars don't always make a movie good, and "New Year's Eve" is proof of that. This is a follow-up to "Valentine's Day"(not a sequel), same director and some of the cast, although their different characters. But it's the same premise, just a different holiday. If follows different people on New Years Eve, and how their stories intertwine in New York City. The movie boasts one of the most impressive casts ever. If you named 15 actors off the top of your head, at least half of them are probably in this movie. Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Michelle Pheiffer, Kathriene Keighl, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Josh Duhamel, Jessica Beil, Seth Meyers, Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, to name just a few! However, the stories are all cliche and pretty bland. They are striving for "Love Actually", but in the end it comes nowhere close to the excellence of that film. Main reason to watch is to count all the actors you know. The performances are good, but the story is weak and for a comedy it isn't very funny. Watch for sheer star power, just don't expect much substance behind their shine.

- fb100000145236770, Saturday, June 16, 2012