New Year's Eve

23:08 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

Yes, I know. I'm about two weeks late but the last few weeks have been non-stop. In between the Christmas and New Year festivities, my Mother-in-Law's birthday, potty training and looking after Little Miss I really haven't had the opportunity to sit and watch a good film. New Year's Eve is a recent release from Warner Bros and we were delighted to receive it in our festive package from them. I adore Christmas films and will happily watch them all year round so I was hoping this would be a good one to add to my collection, or start my collection of new year films!

New Year's Eve Blu Ray Packshot Case Cover

New Year’s Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year. The cast is stellar with some of Hollywood's biggest names including Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi, Ashton Kutcher, Robert de Niro and Sarah Jessica Parker. 

The film is set out in a similar style to Love Actually and Valentine's Day and features a group of loosely connected characters who are celebrating the end of 2011 in different ways. The central storyline, in my opinion, features Ingrid, a secretary (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) who has a near-death experience at the start of the film and then embarks upon a quest with Paul, a bike courier played by Zac Efron, to complete her new year's resolutions. I won't give too much away but the various stories continue throughout the build up to the Times Square ball dropping at midnight.

New Year's Eve is really enjoyable viewing. Not a typical romantic comedy as there are so many different stories but they do link up well and I enjoyed how the day rolled out. Some of the stories were slightly superfluous - like the race to have the first baby of the year - but the strongly interlinked stories worked well. It is perfect viewing for the Christmas and New Year period.

The film is available on DVD and Blu Ray from the usual stockists and Amazon. Both versions feature an Ultraviolet version of the film which allows you to download it and watch it on your mobile devices.

Disclaimer: I was sent this Blu Ray for review purposes, as always the thoughts and opinions contained within are all my own.