Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

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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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$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

Artie: I thought I was never gonna see you again.
Mike: Hi. Long time no see. Should I get the nurse?
Artie: No. What are you still doing here?
Mike: I was waiting for you to wake up.
Artie: Thanks so much for helping me out. I'm - I'm very, very grateful.
Mike: Your welcome. Artie, listen to me. I want you to know something. I forgive you.
Artie: Huh?
Mike: You understand? It's over. I forgive you for everything.
[Artie starts to cry and Mike kisses his forehead, sniffling as well, then he sees Artie's son, Paul]
Mike: Looks like there's someone here ...
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Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Silent Night
Composed by Franz Gruber (uncredited)
Performed, Arranged and Lyrics by Arthur Holden
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Lovely!
20 December 2012 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorites and a very underrated Christmas movie. Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, and other very distinguished actors do a great job.

There are four interconnected stories. Sarandon is a divorcée in her forties dealing with a mother who has Alzheimer's. Another guy wants to relive the happiest Christmas of his life when he was 14 and spent the day in the hospital. A young policeman is unreasonably jealous of his beautiful fiancée which is destroying their relationship. A older man lives with the guilt that he has falsely accused his wife of being unfaithful.

These stories are beautifully told. The music is nice too.

Rent "Noel." You won't be disappointed.


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