Katherine Fugate, the screenwriter and director Garry Marshall released Valentine’s Day the movie in 2010 and New Year’s Eve is the next holiday themed romantic movie that they have put together. Valentine’s Day was a shallow but celebrity filled production and it seems as if New Year’s Eve is going to be nothing more than this.
This new movie seems to be pretty much the same thing as Valentine’s Day and it follows several plotlines coming together and there is a great deal of sentimentality involves. If there was an award for mushiness in a movie then this new one would take it. It is emotionally manipulative and is designed to play on the heartstrings and little else. It is an uncomplicated production and seems just to be a repeat of what was done in Valentine’s Day.
>The movie is set around New Year’s Eve and takes place at the celebrations in Times Square. Jon Bon Jovi stars as a rocker who is playing at the event and there is also Chris Bridges from Ludacris at the celebration. The celebrations taking place at Times Square feel very true to life and this is because they were shot at last year’s event, this bit of filmmaking is truly the highlight of the movie and it really captures the feeling at Times Square during the New Year celebrations perfectly.
Sarah Jessica Parker stars as the mother of a teenager who is preventing her daughter from going to the celebrations in the city. Another storyline tells the story of two parents who are expecting a baby to be born.
Michelle Pfeiffer is also in the production and she plays an assistant in an office who quits just before New Year. Her story is how she is trying to accomplish a list of New Year’s resolutions. Ashton Kutcher stars as a man who is stuck in an elevator with Lea Michele and they also enjoy a romance. The most unlikely romance in the production is one between Robert De Niro, who plays of the role of a Vietnam veteran and Halle Berry, who plays a nurse.
Not much about the movie deserves a lot of credit but the editor, Michael Tronick does as he somehow managed to stitch all of these separate storylines together to create something that actually runs smoothly. The cast is actually likeable and they are not just clichés, but the dialogue they have been provided with is lacking in passion and originality.
The number of cameos in the movie is quite spectacular and even real life Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is in part of the movie. For tourism in New York this movie is certainly going to do wonders as people are really going to want to experience the celebrations in Times Square.
>Unfortunately though, the movie is not a great deal more than this and remains uninspiring right until the end. If you enjoyed Valentine’s Day and don’t mind watching it again then this might be the movie for you.