It's hard to believe that we're already almost halfway through December and the holidays are on the immediate horizon. Just in time, the newest film from Valentine's Day director Garry Marshall, New Year's Eve, is out in theaters today.
The holiday-themed film follows around one-too-many A-listers as their characters celebrate the arrival of a new year. Featuring Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Josh Duhamel, Robert De Niro, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele, and Ashton Kutcher among others, there's no doubting that if you're looking to do some star spotting this holiday season, New Year's Eve is your big chance.
But is it worth your time? Check out what the critics have to say in their New Year's Eve reviews, here:
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:
How is it possible to assemble more than two dozen stars in a movie and find nothing interesting for any of them to do?
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune:
If this one's a hit, as was V-Day ($200 million worldwide), surely we can expect Presidents Day. With nice cameos for actual ex-presidents.
Owne Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly:
A movie I often found myself laughing at in ridicule, and one that also gave me a lump in the throat. So I guess you could say I had a good time.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe:
New Year’s Eve is fun in the way that eating at a buffet is fun. It’s two hours of foods that have nothing to do with each other piled high on a plate because it was too cheap to resist.
Jack Coyle, Associated Press:
Included here are first kisses, midnight rendezvous, dying fathers, newborn babies, husbands at war, and trapped strangers ... Though it's pure, rosy fantasy on screen, this is cynical, paint-by-the-numbers entertainment, sold with a gaggle of stars spread across its movie poster like a telethon lineup.
To say the plot of this movie sounds like a flop is an understatement. However, can we just note how many good-looking men moviegoers will see during the course of this flop? Sure, Ashton may be a bit of a slimeball, but he's easy on the eyes for sure. Pair him up with Zac Efron, Ryan Seacrest, Common, Josh Duhamel, and Joey McIntyre (!!!) and well -- I'm in.
I was one of the lame gushy women who actually liked Valentine's Day. I'm sure this New Year's remix will keep me just as entertained.
Watch the New Year's Eve trailer here:
Will you be seeing New Year's Eve in theaters?
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