Because Garry Marshall’s star-studded ensemble romantic comedy Valentine’s Day
was a huge hit just last year, he’s back 22 months later with New Year’s Eve
, another tired retread of Love Actually
that feels like exactly what it is: a faded copy of a pale imitation.
The ensemble includes, if you’re counting, a smattering of Emmy winners, three Academy Award winners, two Oscar nominees, and Jon Bon Jovi (though not in a pear tree). Here’s the cast in a nutshell: Hilary Swank is the woman responsible for organizing the ball drop in Times Square; Robert De Niro is a dying man who wants to see the New Year’s Eve celebration one more time, Halle...