What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

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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.

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