Predictable, sappy, and funny; New Year’s Eve assembles a star-studded cast and celebrates what December 31st is all about – love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts.
Based in New York City and revolving around the famous dazzling Ball Drop at Times Square, the intertwining stories of the cast are told flawlessly by director Garry Marshall.
Marshall, also behind the hit Valentine’s Day, continues his legacy as a storyteller that can depict holiday vignettes through the state of several romances.
New Year’s Eve is a bit on the long side at three minutes just short of two hours. However, the film flows quite well with a couple of surprises here and there.
If not for the glamorous, beautiful and award-winning cast members such as Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Jon Bon Jovi; then one must watch New Year’s Eve just for the following memorable speech by Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank):
It’s [The Ball] suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. To remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt coz that is what new years is all about- getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what would be. So when that ball drops at midnight and it will drop, let’s remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long.
So, if you’re planning to watch New Year’s Eve on New Year’s eve, you can catch the film at Nu Media Westgate showing at 19:30 and 21:30. Enjoy!
From the entire Capital Lifestyle Magazine team, have a wonderful New Year’s celebration wherever you are. And, let’s remember to be nice to each other in 2012!