From the director of “Pretty Woman” and “Valentines Day“, the flaccid new ensemble comedy “New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
Although I enjoyed watching Valentine’s Day, I have less expectations from New Year’s Eve. But it was exciting none the less because of the actors who played it. And some of the actors that really stole the show are Ryan Seacrest (who played as himself), Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Beil and Sofia Vergara.
Unlike Valentine’s Day that focus purely about love, in New Year’s Eve, it’s all about second chances. But don’t expect to connect all the characters because this one is different (although it did connect to some of the characters).
If you are wondering why Ryan Seacrest is not included in the poster credit maybe because he only appeared in the movie in a cameo role but in a more exaggerated and funny way. Also stealing the spotlight is Sofia Vergara who played the funny Ava.
The movie also makes you think who’s connected to who. And of course, the answer will be revealed at the end of the movie. But again, not all of them are connected to each other like what they did with Valentine’s Day.
This is also exciting because it is a reunion of sort (Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl for Life As We Know It; Sarah Jessica Parker and Jon Bon Jovi for Sex and The City episode) and the two Cat Woman: Halle Berry and Michelle Pfiffer (playing Ingrid, a lonely woman whose New Year’s resolutions courier boy Paul (Zac Efron) must fulfill). Between Berry and Pfiffer, the later got the most interesting role. Too bad, they don’t have any scenes together.
But if there’s anything you shouldn’t miss is the ending of the movie and the bloopers and behind-the-scenes. It’s way hilarious! I love it!
Showing December 08 in theaters nationwide under New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.