An entertaining romantic comedy in more ways than one. A very busy film indeed. This is all about New Years Eve in Manhattan, and the complexity of the tasks involved in ensuring a fairly seamless night at Times Square. Hence the film, New Years Eve.
The livelihoods of different New York residents is on show and tell. Families giving birth in a contest to see who will win the prize money for the first baby born after midnight to a musician wanting to re-connect with a loved one who catered for his function. Never a dull moment type of film, and it wasn't always easy to know what was going to happen next.
A sense of gratitude is in the air. It was awesome that the Vice President of the Times Square Alliance was able to resolve massive challenges where her job was on the line, to be able to spend the last few moments with her dying father, and give him his dream of seeing the ball fall down from the balcony of the hospital he was staying at after refusing chemotherapy and radiation.
Some challenges occurred, yet all the characters were able to overcome them in time (before midnight) and come out on top.
A great film to watch, especially if you like the actors in it, and it is a given that you must like New York to some degree. It is appropriate and timely for the season we are in right now.