New Year

New Year

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On Christmas Eve, Jason, Allison, and Peter witness a robbery, which culminates with Allison's life being threatened at gunpoint. Jason is kicked out by his parents and must deal with Allison's subsequent withdrawal and depression. "Should he stay or should he go?" Much to Jason's dismay, Allison decides to spend her New Years alone, and a huge argument is sparked between the young couple. At the party, a defiant Jason entertains his friends and enjoys the night, which includes giving everyone a dramatic blow-by-blow account of last week's robbery. But things turn from bad to worse when Allison shows up unannounced, and is appalled by Jason's callous dramatization. Their ensuing fight becomes public fodder for those at the party, and Allison retreats into the arms of her ex-boyfriend and troubled military vet, Leon. Just before midnight, a blackout leaves everyone to his or her own devices. The front yard is lit with car headlights and the group starts an old-fashioned touch football game. It quickly descends into a full contact schoolyard rumble when Jason and Leon start a brawl. Before the morning comes, Allison is left to choose between her apathetic boyfriend and her troubled ex. Allison realizes she must move on with her own life, without either of them, leaving Jason alone in his bedroom, helpless to stop his beloved girlfriend from walking out the door. Peter is being set up for the first time with Allison's best friend, Heather. But at the party, he cannot seem to escape the bullies from his past. He is bagtagged to the point of vomiting all over poor Heather. So, Peter throws himself head-long into the debauchery of the party, and his liberated self ends up winning Heather's affection. The next morning, Peter escorts Heather to her car and a kiss from her perfects his New Years. Tyler, the film's larger-than-life embodiment of classical Greek masculinity, enjoys a "friends-with-benefits" relationship with Rachel. However, after Rachel confronts Tyler with the news that she is pregnant, Tyler is left speechless for the first time in his life. He must make a devastating choice: settle down into an unwanted family life, or consent to his first child's abortion. Unable to face this reality, Tyler drowns his problems in booze. During the football game, when a drunken Tyler emerges with a samurai sword to defend Jason against Leon in their fight, Leon announces Rachel's pregnancy to the world. Before the night concludes, Tyler and Rachel realize the responsibility they've created for themselves and decide to have the baby.
Starring Joanna Douglas, Nicholas Rose, John Bregar
Director Phil Borg