Box art for New Year's Eve

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.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    7%
  • Audience Score
    46%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
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?