New Year’s Eve is around the corner. For those of us who opt to stay home and avoid the craziness, a movie may be in your plans. I have stayed home for the past few years and find it to be rather peaceful. I found years ago that my booty doesn’t shake as well as it used to, so I remain in the privacy of my home. Actually, I am not sure my booty ever shook all that well, so the idea of going to a party isn’t very appealing.
For those of us who choose to not go out in the public for New Year’s Eve, there are several comedy films that suffice as a good time. Add some munchies, maybe a wine cooler, margarita, or two and you’re on your way to a celebration that beats fighting traffic, drunks and the usual barrage of issues with New Year’s Eve.
Here are some of the comedy movies that cover the subject of New Year’s Eve:
“Bridget Jones’ Diary”:
This witty film covers most of the New Year’s Eve drama if you’re single. Filled with hilarious scenes, Bridget Jones is someone you can easily fall in love with. If you’ve never seen this romantic comedy movie, it’s definitely at the top of the list. For those who have seen the movie, it’s worth another watch. Rene Zellweger and Colin Firth are brilliant. Hugh Grant plays a great jerk. Fun film!
“When Harry Met Sally”:
Who doesn’t love a Billy Crystal film? Add in Meg Ryan and you’ve got a sure winner. Even though this romantic comedy is older, it’s still one of the better New Year’s Eve movies out there. Wonderful film, full of life and laughs.
“Someone Like You”:
Romantic comedy comes in all sorts of packages. In “Someone Like You,” Ashley Judd realizes her true feelings for platonic pal Hugh Jackman. When she runs to greet him on New Year’s Eve, she may not get there in time for the traditional countdown kiss. Will she make it?
“Sex and the City-The Movie”:
Spend New Year’s Eve with the best of friends in “Sex and the City.” Carrie examines relationships, true love and yes, even sex on the night known to bring couples together – New Year’s Eve.
“Sleepless in Seattle”:
We’re looking at a classic jewel of a film in “Sleepless in Seattle.” The perfect flick to indulge the senses of what it’s like to rush to your true love for the romantic countdown kiss. This one takes place on top of the Empire State Building, as do several movies, but Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks makes it cute. How will Meg Ryan make it in time to meet Tom Hanks when the building is closed for the evening? Heartwarming film even if you have already watched it about 50 times!
On New Year’s Eve 1981, brothers Ben and Casey Affleck show their stuff, along with Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Martha Plimpton, Paul Rudd, Gaby Hoffmann and Courtney Love. Whew! How’s that for a group of people to spend New Year’s Eve with?
Shirley MacLaine and John Lemmon star in the 1960 romantic dramedy, “The Apartment.” MacLaine realizes how in love she is with Lemmon after a horrible New Year’s Eve party. The story surrounds an apartment that is lent out to executives of a company to be a sex den for them and their mistresses. Bring on the New Year!
“About a Boy”:
Hugh Grant is the man-child of this film. He learns to grow up after meeting Rachel Weisz at a New Year’s Eve party. Behind every good man is a better woman.
Who can forget the New Year’s Eve comedy with a cast such as Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis? They’re all aboard a New York bound train as a party ensues for the New Year. If you haven’t seen this one, it’s at the top of the comedy film list for New Year’s movie titles.
Whatever you do on New Year’s Eve, please drive carefully and be safe. It’s always a good idea to have a designated driver if you are drinking. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get to meet your dream partner on top of the Empire State Building at midnight for that long, slow, New Year’s Eve kiss! Happy New Year.