Two 17-year-old boys mark the new year by doing twelve dangerous but exciting tasks set for them by their friends.

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Jake
Bobby Barry ...
Steven
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Veronica
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Shelley
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Geraldine
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Robin
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Mrs. Fisher
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Mr. Diamond
Gregg Prentice ...
Ben
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Trout
Hannah Faulkner ...
Vicky
Liam Barr ...
Grebe
Ryan Davenport ...
Aziz
Emilie François ...
Heather (as Emilie Frabcois)
Nicole Charles ...
Luanda
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Two teenage boys decide to live for one more year then commit suicide after their classmates are killed in a school tragedy. But they can only take their own lives after completing a mysterious series of tasks written in blood in "The Book Of Life". Written by Ralph Brown

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Un été pour tout vivre  »

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Not upbeat but romantic in its own way
15 May 2007 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I originally found this in the queer section of a shop ( I think the management could use a little guidance, as they placed GET REAL alphabetically in general circulation. Actually, New Year's Day at its core is about two very tight school mates who try to deal with being the only two survivors following a horrible avalanche that claims everyone else on a holiday school trip.

I understand that some viewers might find this film a little plodding, and others will see the principal characters as simple hooligans checking off their list of twisted chores in their 'book of life'. There's room for opinion here,except that which maintains the two boys don't care for each other. Probably the most memorable line spoken is when Jake tells Stephen, and I paraphrase, ' i saved your life before. I'm not prepared to help you die, now'. I hope viewers will take a chance on this film, if only to watch that scene.


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