(Published in Movie Magic Cornwall (November/December 2011)
Director Gary Marshall returns alongside an ensemble cast in 2011’s holiday season romantic comedy New Year’s Eve. Captured in New York City on the most dazzling night of the year, a series of intertwining stories of couples and singles play out on a date that celebrates love, hope and forgiveness.
Starring Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer and Glee star Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) among a list of many, New Year’s Eve looks set to follow in the footsteps of Marshall’s 2010 romantic comedy Valentine’s Day.
Captured among the highs and lows of numerous lives in the Big Apple, New Year’s Eve promises to be a night to remember. Narratives surrounding Robert De Niro as Harry Buckingam, a dying man in hospital, and Michelle Pfeffier as Ingrid, a frustrated executive secretary who decides to tackle her unfilled resolution are only a preview of what Marshall’s latest project has to offer.
At a time when the entire world comes together for one night to celebrate the hope of a New Year, old friends, old mistakes and new beginnings make way for this star-studded event.