And so at 11pm on New Year's Eve, 2012 I am about to settle down with Mr. TBaM to watch a DVD, mainly because there's nothing on television (what a surprise), but also because I can't think of a better time to watch a film called, fittingly, 'New Year's Eve'!
I have traditional films that I like to watch over the festive period, some of them are schmaltzy, American, Hallmark style films, but the main one is 'Love, Actually'. I adore this film, not only because of the brilliant storyline and clever writing, but because of the plethora of celebrities throughout and trying to work out how their stories tie together. Another film which is good at linking many people's lives together is 'Valentine's Day,' and 'New Year's Eve' has been created by the same people.
With a huge ensemble cast (Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katherine Heigl, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutchen, Hector Elizondo, Robert de Niro, Jon Bon Jovi, Zac Effron, and oodles more) and the promise of Times Square on the biggest night of the year, what's not to love?
Amendment (New Year's Day):
We thorougly enjoyed this DVD. 'Valentine's Day' was a little bit of a let down, a touch too schmaltzy and the storyline was predicatable. However, the acting and storyline in 'New Year's Eve' was a lot stronger; less predictable and not everything turns out happy and twee. The acting from Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer is clearly strong, Hilary Swank is a bonus addition, and the male leads are not the main focus. I think the production team have learnt from 'Valentine's Day' and this film is a lot more memorable.
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