While this movie only got 1.5 stars in the Toronto Star, I enjoyed watching it yesterday. It stars everybody you can think of, including Ryan Seacrest and New York's Mayor Bloomberg.
Gary Marshall, who also directed Valentine's Day in 2010, provides us with a collection of vignettes in this light, entertaining movie. Hilary Swank oversees the ball drop on New Year's Eve in New York. Michelle Pfeiffer plays an uptight woman who has just quit her job and has an unique May-December relationship with Zac Efron. Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele are stuck in an elevator for several hours. Sarah Jessica Parker deals with a rebellious daughter played by Abigail Breslin. Katherine Heigl is a bitter chef who reconnects with her ex-boyfriend played by Jon Bon Jovi.
Other actors and actresses include Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Matthew Broderick, Penny Marshall and Robert DeNiro.
A great holiday choice if you are looking for light fare sprinkled with feel-good moments.
Watch the trailer.