Directed by Garry Marshall
  • Katherine Heigl
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Zac Efron
  • Robert De Niro
  • Halle Berry
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Lea Michele
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Abigail Breslin
Screenplay by Katherine Fugate
Genre Comedy, Romance


UK Release Date 8th December 2011


The intertwining lives of several couples and singles in New York promise love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and more for a number of New Yorkers on the celebrated night.

Is The Plot Interesting?

New Year’s Eve is a story about what different people get up to on New Year’s Eve, and like I said in my Love Actually review, I love plots that have lots of different stories rolled into one.


Is The Acting Good?

The acting might not be amazing, but it is at a reasonable standard. With the pretty impressive cast New Year’s Eve has, it would be difficult for one person to stand out from the rest of the cast.

Is The Directing Good?

To have the audience understand and connect with the different stories, that all make sense, requires a certain type of director and I think Garry Marshall fits that description perfectly.


Is The Cinematography Good?

There might be a few good shots within it’s one hour and 53 minutes but apart from the few good shots, it’s all things we’ve seen before. It doesn’t bring anything new to the table.

Is It Worth Watching?

It might be good to watch on New Year’s Eve but apart from that it really isn’t that special. You certainly wouldn’t be missing much if you skipped this one out; it doesn’t offer anything new or interesting.


Nothing beats New York on New Year’s Eve.

– Robert De Niro as Stan Harris