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Christmas Eve (2015)

PG | | Comedy | 4 December 2015 (USA)
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Hilarity, romance, and transcendence prevail after a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve.

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Mitch Davis

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Harris
Gary Cole ... Dr. Roberts
Roxy Cook ... Molly (as Roxanne Cook)
James Roday ... B
Jon Heder ... James
Cheryl Hines ... Dawn
Steve John Shepherd ... Glen (as Steven John Shepherd)
Taylor James ... Nick
Margaret Clunie ... Sherry
Lex Shrapnel ... Tim
Max Casella ... Randy
Julianna Guill ... Ann
Juliet Aubrey ... Marta
Jenny Oaks Baker Jenny Oaks Baker ... Mandy
Simon Chadwick ... Evan
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"Christmas Eve" is the dramatic, comedic story of six different groups of New Yorkers who get stuck inside elevators overnight on Christmas Eve. With nowhere to go and no one to interact with but each other, all of them are transformed by the events of their long night together. Written by Unstuck LLC

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You never know who you might get stuck with. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

: Rated PG for some peril, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Principal photography, interior and exterior, took place entirely in Bulgaria. See more »

Goofs

The rear window of the van was busted out near the beginning. At the end, it was intact, and the guy could not escape when the van caught fire. See more »

Connections

References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Happy Birthday Guadalupe
Performed by The Killers
Courtesy of Island Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Descent, clean, family friendly movie with positive message.
5 December 2015 | by sjfanSee all my reviews

"Deus ex machina" can be clearly read on the side of the copier repair van at the beginning of the movie(and the trailer), but as opposed to it being the divine intervention plot device to save the protagonist, in Christmas Eve it is the basis of a story where we see God manifested in multiple ways, all from the machine.

The story is slow at times, the dialogue is fair, but has its moments. This is a story designed to make you feel connected to the people around you and maybe even care about a stranger. It is not an action movie, it is not a romantic comedy, it is not 90 minutes of CGI. You have to engage in a little suspension of reality for the given situation and spend the night in an elevator with the characters that have normal lives and experience everyday outcomes.

Not the best Christmas movie I've seen. I would have liked more more time focused on Patrick Stewart's character, but in fairness I've never seen anything where I thought it had too much Patrick Stewart. In the end I took my children(10&4yo) and had less to worry about in the content than I do with prime time television. For that I am immensely thankful and will watch this with my family again next Christmas.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Eve See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,260, 6 December 2015

Gross USA:

$91,302

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,839
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Color
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