|I feel like a communist with this picture...|
Movie: New Year's Eve (2011)
Overall Rating: 3.5 / 5
General Impression: I realize it's not even close to New Year's Eve, but do you know how difficult it is to find a decently interesting movie starting with 'N'? Very difficult, let me assure you.
I can't quite tell you why I gave this movie only a 3.5. It wasn't a terrible movie but it didn't really knock my socks off. I enjoy story formats where you have a half dozen side stories that are all separated by one or two degrees but I found the stories I wanted to know more about were actually given the least amount of time, like Halle Berry's character and her husband. Perhaps because it hit closer to home than the rest.
There were sweet, cute, and endearing moments that I guess you can let yourself be inspired by. I had a fangirl moment when I saw Til Schweiger appear. He doesn't sound quite normal when he's speaking English, however. My most favourite story was Michelle Pfeiffer's character. You don't know anything about her backstory but that didn't seem to matter as her character crossed off all of her New Year's Resolutions. Just in time to make some new ones.
I can sympathize with a fellow list maker and crosser-off-er.