New Year’s Eve – Movie Review by a Mississauga Chiropractor

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Just watched New Year’s Eve (2011) starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City), Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), Ashton Kutcher (That 70’s Show), Halle Berry (X-Men), Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Minds), Zac Efron (High School Musical), Jessica Biel (7 Heaven), Lea Michelle (Glee), Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) , Alyssa Milano (Who’s the Boss) & Jon Bon Jovi

On New Year’s Eve, Vice-President of the Times Square Alliance Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is making the final arrangements for the ball drop with the help of her friend Brandon (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges). Meanwhile, after being nearly run over by a car and denied a vacation, Ahern Records secretary Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and offers the deliveryman Paul (Zac Efron) tickets for the Ahern Records Masquerade Ball if Paul helps her complete a series of New Year’s resolutions before midnight, which he accepts.

Paul’s sister, Kim (Sarah Jessica Parker), is having trouble with her teenage daughter Hailey (Abigail Breslin), who wants to spend New Year’s Eve with her friends and her boyfriend Seth (Jake T. Austin) in Times Square. Paul’s friend, comic book illustrator Randy (Ashton Kutcher), who hates New Year’s Eve after his girlfriend left him on a date, gets stuck in an elevator with Elise (Lea Michelle), an aspiring singer who will be providing back-up for musician Jensen (Jon Bon Jovi) in his show at the Ahern Records ball, where he rekindles his feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Laura (Katherine Heigl).  At a nearby hospital, Stan Harris (Robert De Niro), a man in the final stages of cancer who refuses chemotherapy and who only wishes to see the ball drop one last time, is kept company by Nurse Aimee (Halle Berry) and Nurse Mindy (Alyssa Milano) after his doctor (Cary Elwes) reveals he will not last much longer.

In the same hospital, a young couple, Griffin (Seth Meyers) and Tess (Jessica Biel), about to have their first child, competes with another couple, James (Til Schweiger) and Grace (Sarah Paulson), for a bonus offered for the family of the first child born in the new year. Elsewhere, Sam (Josh Duhamel), a businessman from Ahern Records, attempts to arrive at the Ahern Records Ball, where he is to deliver an important speech, after his car malfunctions on the other side of New York, all while wondering if he should attend a meeting with a mysterious woman he met and fell in love with on the previous New Year’s Eve.

Similar to the movie Valentines Day (2010), this movie shows the lives of several couples and singles inNew York.  Their lives intertwine over the course of New Year’s Eve.  This movie wasn’t the greatest movie I’ve seen.  The first hour of the movie was pretty slow, where I found myself nodding off a few times.  However, the movie did pick up a bit near the end, and it finished off with a happyHollywood resolution for all the characters.

Overall, I’d give this movie a generous 5/10 stars.  This probably is more of a renter, or maybe just wait for it to come out on Netflix.  Happy Viewing!

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