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Rated PG-13 · 117 minutes · 2011
If you have the stomach for it—or the liver—you should start a drinking game based on New Year’s Eve. The rules would be simple: Every time a new celebrity pops up, take a drink! Not only does the game keep going literally until the final credits (Oh, look, Amare Stoudemire!), but you’d end up so drunk you likely wouldn’t remember the movie you sat through. That’s a positive. There’s a real possibility that Katherine Fugate played that very game while writing this mountain of mediocrity. Devoid of a real story or character development, New Year’s Eve is somehow less of an achievement than Valentine’s Day, last year’s lazy Garry Marshall-directed all-call. Make no mistake, though: This parade through the big ball drop in Times Square is loaded with stars, just like the disaster movies of the 1970s. The operative word there is “disaster.”
Official Site: newyearsevemovie.warnerbros.com
Director: Garry Marshall
Producer: Mike Karz, Wayne Rice, Garry Marshall, Toby Emmerich, Samuel Brown, Michael Disco, Josie Rosen and Diana Pokorny
Cast: Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sofía Vergara, Cary Elwes, Alyssa Milano, Common, Sarah Paulson, Carla Gugino and Penny Marshall

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The Coast Halifax No champagne for New Year's Eve Mushy perfrormances, script and direction enough to ruin the holiday by Matt Semansky 12/08/2011
Pittsburgh City Paper New Year's Eve A busload of movie stars can't give life to this witless rom-com by Al Hoff 12/14/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Like Crazy, The Sitter and other film events around town. 12/08/2011
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Portland Mercury Have a Happy New Year! ... by not watching Happy New Year. by Elinor Jones 12/08/2011
Colorado Springs Independent The old collage try: New Year's Eve In an effort to convey this film's ineffable magic, here's a pseudo-live-tweet replication of a preview screening. by Scott Renshaw 12/08/2011

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