PG-13 for contrived storytelling, unearned sentiment, naive belief that at midnight on New Year’s Eve every celebrity will find another celebrity to kiss
Release Date: December 9, 2011
New Year’s Eve is the kind of movie that inspires audiences. Specifically, it inspires them to believe that they could probably write a better movie.
In that vein, let me throw some ideas out there:
A stoner flick called 4/20, featuring a dozen sentimental storylines intersecting at exactly 4:20pm on April 20, when the whole world unites to take a long hit from a potato bong.
A family film called Labor Day, which follows a diverse and star-studded cast as they use their day off to take care of errands and little chores around the house.
A horror film called 11-11-11, in which… never mind.
An indie film called Boxing Day, telling the parallel stories of fifteen different Canadians explaining to Americans the true meaning of the holiday, all building to a heartwarming conclusion in which the Americans make fun of the Canadians’ accents.
An Oscar-contending film called September 11, about a dozen different movie executives searching for the true meaning of 9/11, mostly by funding lucrative and tasteless film adaptations.
There you go, Hollywood. Thank me later. ~Ben Orlin – See more reviews atpg13foruglycast.com