What were you doing this new year’s eve? I hope you were celebrating with those you love or just celebrating in general. But if you happened to be at the movie theater, I pray that you were nowhere near the egregious load of crap disguised as a movie called “New Year’s Eve.” If you were one of those looking to get in the holiday spirit, I surmise you walked out not blissful for the year to come but rather disgusted that movies like this are allowed to exist.
Only see the movie for the following reasons:
1. You for some reason like to watch bad actors doing bad acting. Yes, Katherine Heigl, you should not have spit in Judd Apatow’s face because he actually gave you a multi-dimensional character. Now, enjoy being stuck in movies like this and “Life As We Know It” for the rest of your life. Zac Efron … it’s official, your glory days were in the “High School Musical” era. And in case you need a reminder, many musicians can’t act – looking at you, Ludacris and Jon Bon Jovi. Oh, and Lea Michele too, who somehow to forgot how to act between “Spring Awakening” and “New Year’s Eve,” picking up how to be a gratingly obnoxious diva. (Wait, she got that from “Glee!” Thanks a lot, Ryan Murphy…)
2. You for some reason like to watch good actors doing bad acting. Can you count the Oscar wins and nominations on this poster? 13 Oscar nominations and 5 wins. While we can’t get the Academy to reclaim the statues (and indeed they shouldn’t), we as a public can take away their credibility and prestige. I just don’t understand why Robert DeNiro can’t seem to stop the out-of-control downward spiral that is his career. Strangely enough, the most unbearable members of the cast is a horserace between two-time Oscar champion Hilary Swank and three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer. Any good will for a career comeback after “Hairspray” just went down the drain.