Dec 9 2011

New Year’s Eve

An executive assistant (Michelle Pfeiffer) who’s never had a chance to live life tasks a young courier (Zac Efron) to give her the time of her life in exchange of tickets to the biggest party of the year. Meanwhile, pregnant couples vie for the first baby of the new year, old flames are re-ignited, and new flames are lit in this star studded dreck. In fact, just a partial list of the guilty involved includes, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Hillary Swank. The main premise being the magic of New Year’s eve and all the wonders to behold the night. But, in the midst of all the talent it’s as if the writers forgot that somewhere in here there needs to be a plot worth caring about, sadly there’s not. There are a few plot lines that have a shred of value to them, but the lion’s share of the film lazily stumbles from start to finish with few points of originality or unpredictability. I’m sure there’s a market for this, I am not it. New Year’s Eve is rated PG-13.