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New Year's Eve (2011)



Critic Consensus: Shallow, sappy, and dull, New Year's Eve assembles a star-studded cast for no discernible purpose.

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New Year's Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Halle Berry
as Nurse Aimee
Jessica Biel
as Tess Byrne
Robert De Niro
as Stan Harris
Seth Meyers
as Griffin Byrne
Til Schweiger
as James Schwab
Hilary Swank
as Claire Morgan
Alyssa Milano
as Nurse Mindy
Charlotte Marshall-Fricker
as Caring Teenage Girl
Fiona Choi
as Balinese Woman
Mary Marguerite Keane
as Pet Adoption Clerk
Patrick Reale
as Times Square Cop
Cary Elwes
as Stan's Doctor
as Soldier
Barbara Marshall
as Head Nurse Helen
Sarah Paulson
as Grace Schwab
Carla Gugino
as Spiritual Dr. Morriset
Amber Bela Muse
as Nurse Risa
Peter Allen Vogt
as Male Nurse
Ross Ryman
as Pedicab Driver
Kal Parekh
as Male Obstetrician
Russell Peters
as Chef Sunil
Serena Poon
as Chef Ming
as Monty
Jim Belushi
as Building Super
Lillian Lifflander
as Mrs. Lifflander
Jaclyn Miller
as Choreographer
Nat Wolff
as Walter
Marvin Braveman
as Vendor Marvin
Alexandra Rose Guthy
as Screaming Rocker Girl
Denise Violante
as Female Cop Denise
Katherine McNamara
as Lily Bowman
Norman Bukofzer
as Newark Commuter
Beth Kennedy
as Piper's Mom
Joey McIntyre
as Groom Rory
Jackie Seiden
as Bride Trish
Sean O'Bryan
as Pastor Edwin
Jack McGee
as Grandpa Jed
Drena De Niro
as Ahern Waitress
Vanessa Mendoza
as Leopard Print Girl
Christine Lakin
as Waitress Alyssa
Earl Rose
as Pianist
Johnny Debrito
as Male Party Guest
Samuel Mitchell
as Penny's Dance Partner
Amare Stoudemire
as Party Dancer
Cherry Jones
as Mrs. Rose Ahern
Kathleen Marshall
as Stage Manager Charlotte
Joey Sorge
as Radio Reporter Arthur
Rob Nagle
as Officer Nolan
Matthew Walker
as Engineer Douglas
Wedil David
as Reporter Christina
David Valcin
as Reporter Murphy
Stephanie Fabian
as Reporter Lupe
Patrick Collins
as Reporter Fadda
Pat Battle
as Reporter Pat Battle
Tom Hines
as Announcer Brady Finley
Greg Wilson
as Wade the Aide
Anna White
as Ginger Adams
Sam Marshall
as Crowd Surfing Kid
Susan Silver
as Bunny Friedberg
Emily Moss Wilson
as Crazy Jensen Fan
Bob Weston
as Jensen Concert Police
Lucy Woodward
as Backup Singer
Stephanie Alexander
as Backup Singer
Nicole Sobchack
as Kissing Reveler #1
Anna Kulinova
as Kissing Reveler #2
Rylie J. Neale
as Kissing Female Cop
Lily Marshall-Fricker
as Reveler Lucy Camille
Lori Marshall
as Reveler Ms. Camille
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Critic Reviews for New Year's Eve

All Critics (142) | Top Critics (48)

The movie is a serious waste of time.

January 27, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

To keep it short and sweet: the movie is messier than Times Square at 3 a.m. on January 1st.

December 10, 2011 | Full Review…

New Year's Eve is a perfect example of why the adjective "Hollywood" is so often used as a pejorative.

December 9, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The only entertaining way to watch New Year's Eve is as a cruel experiment in which performers stranded with absolutely no script support are forced to subsist on pure presence, which quickly becomes a blood sport in which only a few survive.

December 9, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Written on the level of a bad episode of The Love Boat, this is one of those concoctions that intertwines about 10 storylines and then concludes with a cherry on top.

December 9, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The only thing that can inspire more cynicism than a holiday's coerced emotions may be a film that both exploits and celebrates said emotions.

December 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for New Year's Eve

It was okay. It lost half a star for the inclusion of Jon Bon Jovi and his horrible singing (also it was really creepy watching him romantically involved with the much younger katherine Heigl). There is a lot of stories and characters here. Some I liked (Abigail Breslin, Michelle Pfeifer, Katherine Heigl). Others I couldn't care less about (Jessica Biel, Hillary Swank). If you liked Valentines Day, you might enjoy this, but there is definitely better out there. 31/12/17 rewatch. Took another half star off over the icky pregnant women storyline AND Jon Bon Jovi, who I think I loathe even more now than I did first watching this. I also dislike Ashton these days, which I didn't back then, so he was another nail in the coffin. Unenthralling storyline and too little time spent on the few interesting characters (Pfeiffer, Breslin).

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A little bit funny. Good but not great.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Just one year after Garry Marshall's bid at romantic comedy gold, "Valentine's Day", this celebrity tainted mess came into theaters. It's not explicitly bad because of its average sized cast, or how flagrant it is. I can get behind a romantic comedy of epic proportions, because I did so with its predecessor. "Valentine's Day" may not have been wonderful in every way, but it had human stories, different sides to love's enigma, and really tried to say something about the day in question and how transformative it is. Did it succeed at every turn? Absolutely not, but everything that worked well in that movie is ignored in this one. Instead of exploring the many storylines he sets up for his plethora of characters, Gary Marshall simply crams as many familiar faces into this film as possible. Instead of looking at different facets or stages or ages of love, Marshall simply uses the same heart tugging elements that he did in his previous movie: love between two young people? Check. A soldier far from home? Check. At least there were some actually enjoyable performances in "Valentine's Day", and the two that obviously stood out were Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher. Both, as well as Hector Elizondo, show up yet again in this film, with no mention of their former characters from the last film. They're completely different characters, and not exactly enjoyable ones at that. Lea Michele and Jon Bon Jovi are in this film, so of course there are musical numbers. (I bet there was no singing, and it was rewritten when Michele was cast.) The love stories are not all that intriguing either: Katherine Heigl is mad at Bon Jovi. That's a relationship, and that's the entire explanation we're given. Josh Duhamel is looking for some girl, and we don't know what's so great about her except for an offhanded cheesy line. None of the relationships are built up, and where its predecessor really looked at all kinds of love, celebrated diversity, and cared about the characters, this film is so haphazard and clumsy. Besides that the dialogue is atrocious, and most of the time I found myself laughing at this for all the wrong reasons. Its predecessor exemplifies love, and truly, this film is just trying to do the same with some formulaic choices, which makes it weak and palatable at best.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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