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Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her engagement with her beloved fiancé Mike due to his suffocating jealousy, but misses him. Mike is stalked by a stranger, bartender Artie Venzuela. The poor Jules arranges to spend Christmas Eve in the hospital, where he spent the best Christmas of his life when he was a teenager. The lives of some of these characters cross with others along the night. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Miracles are closer than you think

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Rated PG for sensuality, thematic material and some language | See all certifications »

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26 November 2004 (Italy)  »

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Ängel i New York  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$59,130 (South Africa) (25 November 2005)

Gross:

$59,130 (South Africa) (25 November 2005)
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Was released into a 48-hour trial DVD after its theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital, the nurse behind the counter is seen with glasses. In one scene she removes the glasses. However when the shot changes, her glasses are back on and she removes them again. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: I don't wanna be alone when I die.
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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O Christmas Tree
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A touching gift for the holiday season
1 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading the other reviews on this film, I saw the need for an authentic review. With an all-star cast and a story written with such complex layer and beauty, it is hard to not fall deep into the spirit of this movie. As we watch each character move through the day and night before Christmas Day, we see their stories woven into an interconnected pattern which ultimately proves to the magical power that the Holiday casts on our hearts. Each story different, each life full of pain and love; both sides of the Christmas holiday are shown in this film. The lonely and the loved, the heartsick and the passionate, the joyful and the sad - Noel is a Christmas story which speaks to the truth of the magic of Holiday Season. All actors shine in this touching film, with the performances of Susan Saradon, Penelope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin, and Robin Williams encompassing intense, simple, and artful portraits of the human condition. If you are looking for a modern Holiday movie full of the rich character and story detail found in the great reels of the past - do not turn to the numerous "Seasonal flicks" found on cable TV - but rather, discover and rediscover the magic found in Noel.


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