Let me get something out of the way right now. I really do like director Garry Marshall. Love his work -- he gave us "Lavern & Shirley," "Big," "A League of Their Own" and one of the classic cry movies, "Beaches." I like him as a person, too. The times I've had the pleasure of picking his brain, off the clock, have been enlightening and I'd give anything to have one of those times now, because for the life of me, I can't figure out what he's doing with his newest film, "New Year's Eve."
It was just confirmed that "Malcom in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz is joining the cast of the "Valentine's Day" spinoff. He joins a cast that includes (and be patient here): Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Jessica Biel, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Abigail Breslin, Sienna Miller, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi and Seth Myers.
As a general rule, I've found that when a clown car of big names pulls up to the lot to film, the quality of the resulting movie is inversely proportional to the number of stars in the film. Which means "New Year's Eve" has the potential to leave me wondering how on God's green earth this movie was greenlit.
What do you think? Does this cast make you want to see the film, or do you think the big names are making up for a bad script? Share your thoughts in the comments.