“New Year’s Eve” Resolves to be Better
New Year’s Eve ft. Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Ashton Kutcher and other huge stars, that owed the late great director Garry Marshal a favor, make extended cameos in this big screen “Love Boat.” Mike Spiegelman (my big bro) and I take down “New Year’s Eve,” the semi-sequel to “Valentine’s Day” (or pre-quel if you go by the calendar).
“New Year’s Eve” earned five Razzie Award nominations: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Garry Marshall), Worst Actress (Sarah Jessica Parker), Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Ensemble, losing all to Adam Sandler‘s Jack and Jill.
As usual, I mangle words and names. Tweet us the mangled english you caught from Mike and I. @proudlyresents @spiegelmania.
more about New Year’s Eve from IMDB
When Seth and Hailey are at the Restaurant and he is about to surprise Hailey with a unexpected kiss, her head is turned away talking and when she turns back towards Seth her lips are already puckered up expecting the kiss.
New Year’s Eve Continuity
The list of resolutions Ingrid first holds up to Paul is different from the one Paul reads the second time.
The Marriott Marquis Theatre marquee switches back and forth between the Donny and Marie Osmond Christmas show and the musical Wonderland. The Osmond Christmas show closed January 2, 2011 and Wonderland opened April 17, 2011.
During the speech from Sam’s mother, she is holding the dog iPod. Switching between shots she is holding him up to her shoulder, while in the next shot she is holding the dog in her arms.
The chocolate that Laura spits out into the kitchen cloth disappears when she turns around to face Jensen. The cloth is shown neatly folded beside her instead with no signs of the chocolate.
When Laura is tossing eggs at the poster of Jensen, her chef coat is open, closed and then is open again.
Elise starts her appearance as backup singer for Jensen with black nail polish. In her rendition of Auld Lang Syne she is wearing white nail polish.
The placement of the striped kitchen cloth and the white bowl of chocolate changes after Laura turns around to face Jensen.
When in the elevator, Elise tries to convince Randy to have their own party. While he is sitting, he pushes up his left sleeve twice.
Crew or equipment visible
When Hailey runs away from home and Kim follows her to the subway, the crew and camera can be seen in the reflection of the subway train as it pulls away.
New Year’s Eve Errors in geography
When Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Paul (Zac Efron) are driving east on the 59th street bridge the Manhattan Skyline is incorrect. You would have to be driving west to see this view.
New Year’s Eve Factual errors
When Sam crashes his car into a snow drift, the airbags deploy individually, several seconds after impact, and they stay inflated. In an actual crash, they’d deploy instantly and simultaneously then deflate.
New Year’s Eve Revealing mistakes
In the hospital, Tess is seen touching her stomach – it is obviously padded, as a normal pregnant stomach would not be that soft.