Thursday, December 8, 2011

“NEW YEAR’S EVE” Movie Review. Should AULD ACQUAINTANCE be FORGOT and NEVER brought to MIND?

(DECEMBER is brrr …  a cold and wet month.

Let’s band together for warmth.

Let’s find solace to embrace fond reminiiscences as we trudge down memory lane.

Let’s pay tribute to those we truly love and treasure, irrespective of them being alive or dead.)

Here goes for a NEW YEAR'S PRELUDE:

 2012 is set to roll in.

‘Tis a magical moment of the year to congregate with loved ones to salute the awesome, colossal fireworks. Wherever you are.

A smashing sight would be to observe the frenzied excitement of people as they soak in the celebratory mood, burst into song, heralding the New Year amid strains of “AULD LANG SYNE”.

The mood surely, is of cheery gusto, and maybe of, drunken stupor.

It’s NEW YEAR’S EVE, man. Let the countdown begin.

Tonight you’ll look back in wonderment at yester year’s mistakes and wish that, if you had been wise enough, you’d never have made them.

12 new months are beckoning us round the corner as we push forward for glorious expectations.

Nothing comes from nothing, we will learn.

So we’ve to honestly promise ourselves to focus on planning and working hard.

Wistful dreaming will lead us nowhere.

No, it never could.


May the force be with you!



  “NEW YEAR’S EVE” is mush, pure mush.

This may be a corny line, but it will eat your heart out and have it palpitating with the essence of love.

Little loops of magical romantic moments will assail you – illustrating that in life, love remains forever a many-splendored thing.

Directed by GARRY MARSHALL who also helmed the hit smashes “PRETTY WOMAN” and “VALENTINE'S DAY”, this feature untangles the mesh that love shouldn’t be too far away, if you care to seek it.

In each mundane life, a sweetened spoonful of wacky romance will surely help to “make the medicine go down in a most delightful way”.

The brilliance of love is reflected here, in its purest form, decked in fine glory.

Let not love slip through your fingers but should you allow so, there is always a second chance.

We may make mistakes, and there’s a redemption exercise that rises above forgiving and forgiveness.

Life’s thorny issues are tackled in a select assembly of intertwining stories aligned here, amid the pulse and pace of Times Square New York City, culminating on New Year’s eve.

 ”NEW YEAR’S EVE” features an impressive  ensemble cast of glitterati such as  Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker,  Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi, Matthew Broderick and Jessica Biel.

This festive story centers on:

A frustrated corporate woman executive who is overseeing the operations of the annual Times Square extravaganza. And of course, something is bound to go wrong.

A beautiful gourmet chef is supervising the haute cuisine for the rock concert of her rock-star ex boyfriend who had dumped her years ago. Naturally the rage is still burning deep in  her heart.

A sexy female back-up singer gets trapped in an elevator with a skeptic who swears not to celebrate New Year’s eve. Yes, infatuation changes everything.

A mother who is too engrossed to protect the virginity of her teenage daughter to worry about her own needs. Mothers are always selfless, so she will find true love.

Two pairs of parents-to-be engaging in a battle-of-wits in a hospital, competing for a prize catch of USD 25,000 which will be bestowed to the first born of the New Year. Will all the snarling and bitching be worth it?

A dying man’s wish to be brought to the hospital’s roof top to witness the celebrations.  Persistence pays off and he gets his wish, eventually.

A stressed-out pretty middle-aged spinster being wooed by an ardent admirer half her age. Well, you’d need love irrespective of whatever.

Now, all roads finally converge at Times Square, so STOP in the name of LOVE.

This movie glorifies that love gives us hope and for goodness sake, believe it.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE” will not be your cup of tea if you are looking for an actioner.

But it will surely find appreciative audiences in ASIA who relish this kind of emotional genre.

Satisfying, dramatic and romantic, it is a fun-fun-fun film reeking of yuletide warmth and beauty.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?

See, I am tickled pink now.

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