‘New Year’s Eve’ Trailer Celebrates Putting Together an Enormous Cast

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Love Actually – a hilarious, endearing film about a bunch of people whose paths randomly criss-cross over the Christmas holiday – is one of the more popular romantic comedies of the past ten years. Which is why Hollywood basically copied that formula with the Garry Marshall-directed Valentine’s Day.

Now, as a result of Valentine’s Day’s success, we’re getting a – thematic followup? sequel? holiday reimagining? – in the form of New Year’s Eve, also directed by Garry Marshall, and today we have the trailer starring every living Hollywood actor ever.

Seriously, there are so many celebrities in this thing, it’s practically impossible to keep track of them all: Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Alyssa Milano, Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katherine Heigl, Carla Gugino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julie Andrews, John Lithgow, Frankie Muniz, Ice Cube, John Stamos, Jon Bon Jovi, Ryan Seacrest, Seth Meyers, Sienna Miller, and more, more, more.

Check out the trailer below:

The only actors returning from Valentine’s Day are Kutcher and Biel but they’re not playing the same characters – which would place this film squarely in the “thematic followup” category.

One of the reasons Valentine’s Day did so well is it was released on, uh, Valentine’s Day, thus a massive percentage of this country’s couples bought tickets. It’s unclear if a film about New Year’s Eve – a somewhat romantic holiday, sure, but a scientifically less romantic holiday than Valentine’s Day – will have the same effect on moviegoers, especially coming out well before Christmas.

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Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher in Valentine’s Day

As far as the quality of the film – it looks almost exactly like Valentine’s Day, only with more actors in it. Is it even possible to cram twenty-five stories into a two-hour movie? More to the point, is it even possible to do justice to however many stories they’re cramming into a two-hour movie? Love Actually pretty much maxed out the acceptable number of storylines and characters before the film would buckle under the weight.

In New Year’s Eve, it seems more likely that we’ll be getting a bunch of cutesy moments disguised as fully-told stories, which might result in a hefty box-office take, but is unlikely to result in an excellent time at the theaters. Then again, Garry Marshall has made some quality films – so anything’s possible.

New Year’s Eve is set to hit theaters December 9th, 2011.

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  1. Outlook? Doubtful. Another star worshipping cast of has beens or mediocre talent.

    • Agreed.

    • “has beens or mediocre talent”?

      I completely disagree and feel like you have a lot of nerve saying that some of these people are “has beens” and have “mediocre talent”. Obviously they are not “has beens” nor do some have “mediocre talent” or they wouldn’t cast them.

      Who exactly are the “has beens” to you?
      And who exactly are the ones who have “mediocre talent”?

  2. im just gonna commeny here to make this movie feel better.

  3. im just gonna comment here to make this movie feel better.

  4. The difference between Valentines Day and Love Actually is that the latter was a good movie and the former was 2hrs of junk. I’m not usually one to have a RomCom on my agenda to check out but for Valentines my wife and I were 2 of the many that went to see V Day and I ended up getting yelled at because I was nodding off the whole time. So that meant no special holiday love for me. Thanks a lot G. Marshall!!

  5. The trailer is somehow cheesy and good because it has a huge A list cast.

    I hope this movie will have a good script, like having every actor have a fair amount of screen time.

    The movie about New Year’s Eve so let’s hope it will be a good one.

  6. A-list cast? I didn’t see any. It really sounds like a waste of money and I might catch it on the free moving channel next year.

  7. Well I personally have not watched Valentine’s Day but from the reviews it sounds like a terrible movie. I’m not hating on the cast like some other people cuz some of this cast is good, however this size of cast is not neccessarily a good thing. It seems to have to many characters to actually develop one good story.

  8. I’ll go and see it and give it a chance. But it seems Garry Marshell is a long way from the simple yet excellent ‘Pretty Women’ and ‘Frankie and Johnny’. The latter is a simple film, about ordinary people with a small but brilliant cast….I miss the 90s!