What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?


Maybe you’re going out on the town, maybe you’re watching the ball drop in Times Square, maybe you’re planning to stay in and watch When Harry Met Sally, which is a perfect movie for New Year’s Eve (and the late Carrie Fisher is in it, terrific as ever in a supporting role). But if you’re not going out and you want a movie to inspire you for this turning point where we say “so long” to the old and resolve to improve ourselves in the new — to embrace change and seek out new opportunities — then consider renting The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Amazon has it on instant video). It’s a film with a great romance at its center: the one where a timid man chases after something, and in the process, falls in love with Life.