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

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Mike Riley
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Nina Vasquez (as Penelope Cruz)
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Artie
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Jules Calvert
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Dennis
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Marco
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Arizona
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Paul
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Dr. Baron
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Randy
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Debbie Carmichael
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Glenn
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Helen
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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26 November 2004 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Throughout shooting the film on location in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Susan Sarandon would catch a 45-minute flight from New York City (where she lives) to Montreal. One return flight from Montreal turned into a reported 14+ hour ordeal due to a blizzard that shutdown most of the East Coast. See more »

Goofs

When Rose meets her school friend before she goes to the hospital, she gets out of the inconvenient situation by stating that it was 7 o'clock and that she had to prepare a dinner for 35 people. The sun sets at about 4:30 PM in New York in December so it was impossible for it to be light (even twilight) outside. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: I don't wanna be alone when I die.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Arranged by Grant Geissman
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music, Inc.
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User Reviews

A film that makes you care and feel
23 December 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about how a group of seemingly unconnected people spend their Christmas Eve in New York.

"Noel" may look like a romantic comedy set around Christmas time, but it is much more than that. It excels at portraying their feelings and emotions, and therefore it is particularly engaging. Their live stories are real and down to earth, these events could happen to anyone. It helps viewers to connect with the characters. I find Arty's story particularly touching. The parallel between Arty and Mike, although a little contrived, is also nice as it leads to a happy ending.

"Noel" is a heartwarming film. It makes you care and feel for the characters. It might even make you feel for the people around you too.


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