Warner Bros. really know how to spoil a girl, and in preparation for the Christmas period they sent me a Christmas stocking full of treats and one of those treats was the new release New Years Eve on Blu Ray.
New Years Eve was a film that I wanted to watch so one evening over the Christmas break I sat down with Luke to watch a film of my choosing (this makes a real change!)
New Years Eve is a film that you could compare to Love Actually and Valentines Day in the way that the story of each character is some how intertwined, everyone knows one another in one way or another.
There are new lives being born at a near by hospital and with the race on to have the first baby of the New Year, two couples do everything they possibly can to win the cash prize that is awarded to the first baby of the year. Lives are also coming to an end at the hospital where Stan Harris (Robert De Niro) is in the final stages of cancer. Stan’s last wish is to see the ball drop at midnight one final time.
The Vice President of the Times Square Alliance is making the final preparations for the big ball drop at midnight, of course… If it can go wrong then it will go wrong and of course when the ball starts to head to the top of it’s peak, it gets stuck. The President (Hilary Swank) wonders what on earth they will do and with the help of an insightful engineer Kominsky, who decides to assist despite being sacked by the company a few weeks prior, he mends the ball just in time for midnight! But will Stan get to see the ball drop?
There are so many stories within this movie, love stories and revelations that always come at the end of one year and the start of the next. Midnight kisses and mystery strangers, people assisting others in their time of need.
A highlight of the film for me was where Randy (Ashton Kutcher) and Elise (Lea Michele) get trapped in a lift together. Elise has not long moved into the building where Ashton is living and is on her way to sing back up with Jensen (Jon Bon Jovi) at his show in Times Square. Things heat up in the lift for the two stranded and when they finally get out, Elise runs off to make her show, followed closely by Randy. Elise ends up singing solo in place of Jensen who is off rekindling his relationship with his ex girlfriend.
Lea’s performance of Auld Lang syn is just beautiful and hearing her sing it blew me away!
New Years Eve highlights the magic and glitz of that one big night that sets the scene for a brand new year. I can’t say it is my favourite film of all time but it is certainly enjoyable and worth a watch. It is the perfect film for a quiet New Years Eve in if you don’t fancy the hustle and bustle that accompanies it.
The entire case is made up of some big names such as Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sarah Jessica Parker just to name a few!
You can purchase your own copy of New Years Eve from Amazon.
Disclaimer: I was sent New Years Eve on Blu Ray for the purpose of this feature, however all views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.