New Year''s Eve - quick review

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    As a companion piece to "Valentine's Day," Gary Marshall's "New Year's Eve" is a rather inert piece of filmmaking, and the final resolution of the tangetial relationships of the criss-crossing subplots didn't quite hit the spot for me for many of the characters, so it's pretty much a miss, but you pretty much know what you're in for if you've seen the earlier film. I don't even know what they were thinking in how they resolved the Josh Duhamel's character's subplot, it doesn't make any sense. Hilary Swank's character's subplot was also "meh". Just a lot of average screenwriting. I give it 2 stars, or a grade of C.
     
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    Valentine's Day could be the single most mediocre film I've ever seen. Not good; not horrible; just incredibly blah. "If we cast enough stars, we won't have to worry about writing a story that works."
     
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    What's even sadder is that there is 4 Oscars (2 by Swank, 1 by Deniro, 1 by Berry) in the cast, and they are saddled with pretty poor subplots. But that being said, it's perfectly mediocre holiday viewing with other family members. Heh.
     

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