As proof that a host of famous, talented and beautiful people doesn't inherently lead to a great or memorable party, we remind the world of New Year's Eve, essentially the big-screen argument for December 31st being a night unlike any other (and not one of resolutions that we'll all end up breaking by Valentine's Day).
Why did it fail so miserably? Because New Year's Eve isn't about expecting the night of your life, but a chance to mark the end of one year, and the start of a new one. Resolutions? Make them! Parties? Have them! But if all those beautiful people had a night that critics and audiences largely hated, then our pink champagne just got a lot more attractive.
If nothing else, think of this: no matter how unoriginal or tame your New Year's Eve celebration might be, there are plenty of movie critics who would rather watch you count down to midnight on your couch than have to experience this wealth of celebrities again.