One of my favourite 'feel good' movies is Love Actually and this film has a similar feel to it, telling the story of how various characters will be seeing the new year in. I'm not great at following films that go back & forth all over the place so I did find it necessary to pause and rewind a few times whilst I plucked baubles from the tree.
The storyline is based around preparations for the Times Square ball drop as well as other events including getting stuck in a lift, a birth and a death, rekindling a romance and Jon Bon Jovi performing in Times Square.
As the storyline progresses you see the connections forming between some of the characters. Without giving too much away, the ending is a little predictable but that's what rom-com's are all about, and I was left with a warm fuzzy feeling watching Zac Efron schmoozing Michelle Pfeiffer.
If you like romantic comedies then I would definitely give this movie a watch but, unless you have a particularly soppy husband, leave it until they're at the football.