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Noel (2004)

PG | | Drama | 26 November 2004 (Italy)
Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

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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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Drama

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)
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Did You Know?

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 enters her office, she hangs up her red beret on a coat hanger. She hangs her jacket up on the same hanger, and as she walks to her desk the beret falls off. However, after she has sat down at her desk, the beret appears back on the coat hanger. 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

Three Kings
Arranged by David Snell
Courtesy of Promusic
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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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