Blu-Ray Review: New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve available on Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and for download 5/1

Synopsis from Warner Bros: Ingrid (Pfeiffer) is a woman looking for her purpose in life, helped along the way by Paul (Efron). Tess (Biel) and Griffin (Meyers) are in a race against the clock to have the first baby of the New Year. Randy (Kutcher) and Elise (Michele) are trapped in an elevator, one desperate to get out and one not eager to leave. Claire (Swank) is the in charge of making sure the Times Square ball drops at midnight but she runs into a major problem.

Following the converging stories of dozens of characters, “New Year’s Eve” tells these stories and more, showcasing love, hope, excitement, sadness, joy, laughter and sorrow on the most exciting night of the year.

Much like the movie Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve follows many people’s lives for one day, some whose lives intersect in unique ways. New Year’s Eve isn’t just about love though. They push the message several times to self-reflect and to do more, love more, and experience more. And while it’s mostly a feel-good movie, there are some tear-jerker performances by Robert DeNiro, Halle Berry, and Hillary Swank. With plenty of humor, romance, drama, and a plethora of familiar faces – this gathering of fantastic actors and actresses is fun and entertaining. Unfortunately, both Bon Jovi and Lea Michele’s musical performances fall flat and don’t add anything to the film. In fact, I finally had to fast forward through some of the songs as I was either cringing or bored. While the holiday isn’t one that most people care or get excited about, it certainly makes the party in Time Square seem like quite the event, instead of the crowded chaotic mess it looks like each year on television. Fast-paced, humorous and heart-warming, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed all of the separates stories and the final, climactic ending.

Blu-Ray Combo Pack Includes:
• Dual-Format Disc
• Blu-ray Side
o Theatrical film
o Special Features:
– Commentary by director Garry Marshall
– Gag Reel
– Magic of Times Square
– New Year’s Eve Secrets of the Stars
– Jon Bon Jovi & Lea Michele Rock New Year’s Eve
– Deleted Scenes with Garry Marshall
• DVD Side
o Theatrical Film
• UltraViolet Digital Copy

DVD Version Includes:
• Theatrical Film
• Special Features:
o Commentary by director Garry Marshall
o Gag Reel
• UltraViolet Digital Copy

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