the week between Christmas day and the end of the year can feel a bit like limbo. You’ve done your shopping, you’ve opened your presents, you’ve visited your friends and/or family, and you’ve consumed enough food and drink to support a small family. And now that?
The answer, at least for a few days, is to prepare for New Year’s Eve. Simultaneously loved and hated, the holiday is known for its heavy drinking, awkward kissing, and the terrifying singing of Auld Lang Syne. If you don’t feel like going to a party, but still feel like celebrating, you can always watch a movie where other people throw the party for you. New Year Evethe 2011 romantic comedy From director Gary Marshall, it’s just the ticket for anyone unwilling to brave the presence of masses of people as the old year ends and a new one begins. But where can you see it?
If you want to see Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer and a galaxy of stars party in Times Square on January 31st, head over to hbo max to start streaming (and celebrating).
Launched in 2020, HBO Max offers shows from its exclusive brands including HBO, Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Legacy shows like The sopranos, The wire, SuccessionY game of Thrones all can be seen on the service, as well as current movies like the batman. And original programming, like tricks Y Stewardess, exists in “Max Originals”. In 2023, HBO Max and Discovery+ will be consolidated into a single platform following the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery.
New Year Eve now streaming on HBO Max.
To access hbo max, subscribers can choose between a plan with ads and a plan without ads. With ads, HBO Max costs $10 a month or $100 a month. Without ads, HBO Max costs $15 a month or $150 a year. HBO Max is also offering a special Black Friday deal for new and returning subscribers, who can access HBO Max with ads at a discounted rate of $2 per month for the first three months. This special offer ends on November 28.
Cable television subscribers can watch New Year Eve free on TNT and TBS. Without cable, the movie is available through live TV platforms like Hulu + Live TV and tv sling. Hulu + Live TV costs $70 per month, but that price will increase to $75 per month starting December 8, 2022. Sling TV offers two basic packages: Orange and Blue. Separately, those packages are $40 each or $55 together. Extra Sling channels cost between $3 and $11.
Look, we are not going to lie to you: New Year Eve it’s just not good. He has all the rom-com clichés you can imagine: an accident-prone heroine, a couple who hate each other but end up loving each other, mistaken identity, silly jokes, and a maudlin ending. It doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, and frequently uses plot devices and character stereotypes that haven’t been out of style in decades.
However, how many good New Year’s Eve movies are there? Hardly any, and no other holiday-focused movie has a cast like this: Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Zac Efron, Lea Michele, Ashton Kutcher, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Common, Robert De Niro, Matthew Broderick , Ludacris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katherine Heigel, John Lithgow, Cary Elwes… there’s an actor for just about everyone. The film is 118 minutes long, but feels shorter due to its vignette-style narrative.
on rotten tomatoes, New Year Eve registers 7% over the tomatometer and an audience score of 45%.
Stream New Year Eve on HBO Max now.