New Year's Eve

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New Year's Eve

Garry Marshall (2011)

12A Certificate


Our Score
In Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall's follow-up to Valentine's Day, a huge string of stars fails to light up a trawl through New York on the eve of 2012, while Marshall totally disregards the earlier film's observational humour in favour of schmaltzy sentiment. Michelle Pfeiffer is the highlight as a bitter frump who aims, with the help of a relentlessly upbeat Zac Efron, to make all her dreams come true before midnight. Meanwhile, Jessica Biel gets a chuckle as a pregnant woman determined that her child be the first born of the new year. But Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashton Kutcher and Hilary Swank are lumbered with neurotic characters in banal situations, and Katherine Heigl's romance with Jon Bon Jovi is decidedly off-key. Marshall also struggles to balance this fluff with a weightier storyline that features Robert De Niro as a dying man who - for no credible reason - endeavours to see the famous ball drop in Times Square one last time. And it's fair to say that Marshall dropped the ball with this one, too.


Various New Yorkers wrestle with personal and romantic challenges in their lives on the last night of the year, including a record company executive determined to make a fresh start and a dying man who wants to join the traditional Times Square festivities one last time. Comedy drama, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker and Zac Efron.

Cast & Crew

Stan Robert De Niro
Randy Ashton Kutcher
Ingrid Michelle Pfeiffer
Nurse Aimee Halle Berry
Kim Sarah Jessica Parker
Claire Hilary Swank
Laura Katherine Heigl
Tess Jessica Biel
Paul Zac Efron
Brendan Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
Jensen Jon Bon Jovi
Sam Josh Duhamel
Elise Lea Michele
Ava Sofia Vergara
Hailey Abigail Breslin
Kominsky Hector Elizondo
Griffin Seth Meyers
James Til Schweiger
Director Garry Marshall
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Contains swearing. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 9 Dec 2011
Drama Comedy