Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Celebrity spotting on New Year's Eve

I am useless at spotting celebrities.  Even when my husband and I lived in the heart of London and we would be out and about in Covent Garden, Camden, or wherever I couldn't spot a well known face even if it was a few hundred yards in front of me.  My most famous 'miss' was John Cleese - I walked right past him and, despite warnings from the husband, failed to notice him at all.

But this New Year's Eve, I couldn't help but spot famous face after famous face.  I wasn't even anywhere special - just my own living room.

That's right.  Michelle Pfeifer, Robert De Niro, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Bon Jovi, Katherine Heigl, Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Halle Berry and a host of others were all in my living room last night seeing in the New Year (I could name them all but it would take too long!).  No, I haven't suddenly become an A-lister's best friend, I was watching the film, New Year's Eve.

I hadn't heard about this movie, so I had no idea about what to expect.  The synopsis doesn't give much anyway - "New Year's Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year." - and when I watched the film I understood why; it's impossible to try and sum this film up in a handful of words.

There are so many stories at play in this film, with threads intertwining nicely now and again throughout the film.  There's no major lead and it's great to see so many big names sharing the stage. 

I've seen some mixed reviews for this film with some saying that despite there being so many stars, no-one shines.  I agree in a way but think it's good thing and that the film is better for it; there are no obvious egos on display.  This is one understated but amazing film with laughter and sadness in equal parts.  I'm not ashamed to admit it had me weeping by the end.

Of course there were still celebs I didn't spot, Zac Efron being the most notable.  It means I'll be off celebrity spotting again soon and I'm looking forward to it.  And I won't be waiting until next New Year's Eve to do it either. Will you join me?

New Year's Eve is available to buy now from all good retailers.

Please note: I was sent this product for free in return for this review.  All opinions are, as ever, my own and 100% honest.

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