DVD & Blu-ray review: New Year's Eve (12) Garry Marshall (113mins)


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No one escapes this ghastly romantic comedy with dignity intact. Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, all hang your heads in collective shame for signing up.

The plot? Various one-dimensional "characters" (including Lea Michelle's Elise, below) prepare for New Year's Eve and some find love… or death. New Year's Eve tries to ape Love Actually and actually manages to make Richard Curtis's nauseating love-in look like a work of unparalleled genius. Oh, and it has Katherine Heigl in it. Always a sure-fire sign of a stinker…