All about the movie: The movie tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance over the course of New Year’s Eve. It celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the series of stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
The Good: New Year’s Eve is essentially a feel-good holiday film and has succeeded in getting me to look back at my own year and reflect. Of all the short intertwining stories, I must say that my favourite mini-story involves Zac Efron’s character helping Michelle Pfeiffer’s neurotic character to fulfill her list of unrealized New Year’s resolutions in the most creative way possible. A gentle reminder of how we tend to exist, instead of living, in the world.
The Bad: To sum it up, think of the well-acclaimed Christmas-oriented movie, Love Actually, without the substance. This movie is all fluff and cliches which, sadly, resulted it to be relatively unimaginative and forgettable. Word of advice – Watch the movie without having any expectation and you might find yourself enjoying it even more.