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Garry Marshall United States, 2011

Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film New Year's Eve

Here's the thing about these films - they may be hamfisted at times, shamelessly manipulative at others, but they do have an undeniable charm about them - a kind of naive earnestness that is hard to resist. This semi-sequel to VALENTINE'S DAY is actually more successful in its aims. Schematic, yes, but it does what it sets out to do. If you surrender yourself to it, you'll find something to enjoy.