NEW YEAR'S EVE
Genre: Romantic comedy
Premise: An inter-connected group of New Yorkers struggle with love, resolutions, and more on the eve of 2012. Oh, who are we kidding? Here's the real premise - "Look Ma, I see a celebrity!"
Behind-the-Scenes: A pseudo-sequel to Valentine's Day, made by the same people (writer Katherine Fugate, director Garry Marshall).
The Good: It ended. Also, a good friend from college - Jacob Saylor - has a song on the soundtrack ("Whattaya Say"), and it's used very wisely in the film.
The Bad: Lea Michele's cloying version of "Auld Lang Syne" made me want to cut a bitch. So did Hillary Swank's precious little speech about the "magic" of New Year's Eve. There's not one laugh. Not one genuine moment. Not one story worth caring about. And not one celebrity who doesn't come across looking like a total, desperate hack for taking part in this garbage. Love Actually - what hath thou wrought?
Should You See It?: No. Save your money and go buy "Whattaya Say" on iTunes instead.
Rating: * out of 5 stars.