New Year's Eve

Synopsis: Set during New Year's Eve in New York city, this movie follows several people and how the day affects them. Kim is a single mother who still thinks of her daughter, Hailey as a child who wants to go out with a boy so that she could kiss him at midnight. Claire, who is in charge of the city's annual tradition, the ball drop on Times Square. And when something goes wrong she has to ask an electrician, who was fired, to come and fix it. Laura, a chef who is cooking the New year's Eve party for a record company who runs into Jensen, her ex who's a singer and performing at the party. While he tries to apologize for how things ended, she refuses to accept it. Ingrid, a woman who works at the record company, after having a near death experience, decides to quit her job and asks a young messenger, Paul to help her fulfill her resolutions. And at a hospital, Stan, a man who is in the final stages of cancer, only wishes to see the ball drop. Also Griffin and Tess, a couple who are expecting, wan
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Garry Marshall
Production: Warner Bros.
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Some people swear there's

no beauty left in the world. No magic.

Then how do you explain the entire world

coming together on one night... celebrate the hope of a new year?



Ease it off. Ease it. Gently.

Well done, boys. We'll pack up the tarp.

Looks like it's gonna be a beautiful day.

Hello, Your Majesty. Ha-ha-ha.

We wanna see a show of strength...

...from the

New York City Police Department.

Good morning,

this is Ryan Seacrest here in New York...

...where the crowds of revelers are already

beginning to arrive in Times Square.

I'll be coming at you all day on radio...

...and all night live from the center

of it all, so bundle up and stay tuned.

Good morning, Claire!

They need you up here for an interview.

This is Claire Morgan. She's in charge.

Mind giving us a sound bite

for the newscast?

No, I'd be happy to.

I'm talking to Claire Morgan, the new

vice president of the Times Square Alliance.

So big night.

Well, I'd say that's an understatement.

Over a billion people all over the world

will have their eyes on us tonight... the ball drops, so I'd say that

qualifies as a very big night.

Am I looking in the right spot

for camera?

Oh, um...

We're radio.

Right. Of course.

This is 14th and Park.

Oh! Oh! Uhn.

Are you all right, lady? Are you all right?


No, I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine. Go away.

Yeah, what's up, girls? How you doing?

All right?

Yo, I see you, player. Ha.

Oh, oh, hey, Happy New Year.

Happy New Year.

Yeah, you too.

Sign this, but you can't check in

until tonight.

No problem. We'll be back tonight.

- We're gonna win the money.

- Oh, of course you are.

What money?

Oh, the first baby delivered in the new year

at this hospital gets 25 grand.

No, no, no, honey.

I think it's much less than that.

- No, it's 25 grand.

- Twenty-five grand?

Honey, you're mistaken. It's much less.

Plus, after taxes and all the red tape,

you end up with no money.

Did I mention the news cameras

in your face right after giving birth?

That's horrible. It's not worth it at all.

It's 25 grand. They could put the camera

in my hoo-ha and it'd be worth it.

In your hoo-ha!

- In my hoo-ha.

- Ha-ha-ha.

Mr. and Mrs. Byrne?

- That's us.

- Right this way.

Come on, Grace. Let's go home.


Okay. Let's figure out how to induce.

- I will ask the Internet right now.

- By command.

This could pay off my student loan.

Okay, honey, the hallway looks great.

Very festive.

This could be a little higher.

Hand me that tape.

Here you go. It looks beautiful.

You did a nice job.

Why you volunteered to decorate the floor

I'll never know, but it looks great.

Oh, hush up.

Come on, we gotta get dressed for work.

- Let's call in sick.

- Mm.

- Hey, Paul.

- My dog.

- What are we doing tonight?

- You're working.

I'm not. So leave me alone.

Randy, listen to me, don't do this

right now. Don't go into your black hole.

It's midnight on New Year's Eve.

We have to do something.

Not an option.

What, are you still on this anti-New Year's

kick, bro? Get over yourself. Now.

You know what? It's not a kick.

It's a core tenet of my being.

Like I said, I get the day off... I'm gonna hang in our apartment

by myself and do nothing, and love it.

It's my job as your best friend

to just ignore you right now...

...because you sound crazy.

I'm not being crazy!

Okay, I'm gonna find something so epic

that you will not be able to say no.


I got a funny feeling, Paul,

that I'm gonna say no.

You want to throw the challenge flag

in my face? Okay. I'll call you back.

Save your minutes.

Now we're talking.

By the power vested in me

by the state of Connecticut...

...Rory and Trish,

I now pronounce you man and wife.

You may give kisses to the missus.

My cousin will pay you.

Oh. Congratulations to both of you.

That was just beautiful.

Thank you all for coming.

We wanted to save money

for the honeymoon.

Well, you're the last of us, Sam.

Roam the plains of Manhattan and carry on

the legacy of late-night barhopping...

...and casual sex with random women

in good shoes.

- Which Rory will never know again.

- Mm.

For better or worse, I can see why

the man's crazy about you.


I'm out of here.

- You can't stay for breakfast?

- Rain check.

Office has been calling all morning.

I really gotta get back.

- I got that big speech tonight.

- What about the girl?

- What girl?

- The one you met last New Year's Eve?

- Are you gonna meet her tonight?

- It was a year ago. We've moved on.

Hey, look at you two.

All married.

- Here they come!

- Congratulations!

No, no, no. These two. Here.

- All right. I'll see you.

- Bye, Sam.

Hey, there's someone out there

for you too, buddy.

All right.


All right. Our first event

with linen napkins.

Not only are we now eco-friendly, but this

will be our biggest A-list party to date.

I know it's cold, okay? But we cannot

mess this up. So you gotta focus.

- Where is Ava?

- She thinks she saw a celebrity somewhere.

There's gonna be more celebrities

here than rehab.

Okay, Sunil, make sure we have

all the booze on this list.

Find Ava and then I'll meet you

in the lobby after I scout the kitchen.

- Ava!

- Take a picture with the bus.

- I'm freaking out.

- Ava, there is no time for freaking out.

I can't help it. Do you see that bus?

I saw it when I went to his concert.

It's Jensen!

That's Jensen's bus?

The Jensen?

That's fantastic.

- I love it.

- Aah!

- Ooh!


Keep jumping!

You are very sexy, but don't stop.

Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy!

Now don't be sad

'Cause two out of three ain't bad

Jensen! Jensen! Jensen!

You know, I know him personally.

Everybody, let's get as much prep

done in the kitchen as possible.

And any sauces that need to get done

can start now.

And I'll check the deliveries

up in the lobby. Oh.

Anyone who can, can you please help Sunil

and Ava unload the truck? That'd be great.

Ay-ay-ay. Laura.

You're not going to believe who is here.


How did you know? Are you psychotic?

It's "psychic." And do me a favor.

If you see him...

...tell him to avoid the blond in

the kitchen with the really big knife.

Ay, Laura, do you know him?

It's good to see you, Laura.

Are you still there?

Do you think Jensen will sign a banana?

I don't have any paper.

All right. Working on those

resolutions, huh?

- No.

- Okay.

I have a delivery here

for Mr. Jonathan Cox.

Do you work here?

No. I work for a courier service.

I've been delivering packages to you

for about, I don't know, a year now.

But I think this is maybe the first time

you've ever looked me in the eye.

How you doing?


That's actually an old resolution.

Make more eye contact.

So those were New Year's

resolutions, huh?

Looks like a long list.

You better get on it.

I don't know, maybe next year.

Whoa. Jeez! Are you serious?

That is a hot ticket.

- Really?

- It's amazing.

They have the best food, the best music.

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Katherine Fugate

Katherine Fugate (born July 14, 1965) is an American film and television writer and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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