The film follows several people on New Years Eve, giving you an insight into their lives and how they celebrate the new year. There's Ashton's character who hates New Years Eve after a heartbreak in his past; Michelle's character who is fed up of being a pushover and decides to fulfill all her resolutions in one night; Jessica Biel's character who finds herself in a battle to give birth to the first baby of 2012; Sarah Jessica Parker playing a harrassed single mum to a teen and Jon Bon Jovi as someone very similar to himself playing alongside Katherine Heigl.
|Ashton embracing New Year...|
The film had the whole audience laughing in places and had me crying a couple of times too. It feels fast paced throughout and therefore seems longer than it actually is (118 minutes). As the film nears its ending and the clock reaches midnight, the stories are tied up and everything begins to fall into place. Don't leave as soon as the credits start rolling though as there are a series of bloopers at the end which, although cheesey, are fun to watch and a bit of light relief after some of the more serious scenes.
|Michelle and Zac Efron|
|Halle Berry and Robert De Niro in one of the sadder scenes|
|Battles of the bumps: Jessica Biel attempts to win a prize for the first baby of the New Year|
If you loved Valentines Day, you will love this film. I would highly recommend it!!