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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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Cast

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Nina Vasquez (as Penelope Cruz)
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Dennis
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Marco
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Arizona
Rob Daly ...
Paul
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Dr. Baron
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Randy
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Dr. Batiste
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Debbie Carmichael
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Glenn
Una Kay ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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:

€373,461 (Italy) (28 November 2004)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Two of the stars of the film died within a 9 year period. Paul Walker died instantly in a car crash in November 2013, while uncredited costar Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide in August of 2014. 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: Your mother wants you to live your life Rose.
Rose: You don't know my mother.
Charlie: She knows you love her and you're there for her.
Rose: Why are you doing this?
Charlie: Because she told me to tell you.
Rose: That's not funny, you're scaring me.
Charlie: No Rose, listen to me, I don't have much time.
Rose: No I...
Charlie: Rose, please listen to me.
Rose: I don't want to listen.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Winter Light
Performed by Adam Pascal
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
© Menken Music (BMI) and Grey Dog Music (ASCAP)
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No critics, just film lovers please!
7 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why try to be a film critic? I cannot understand why people can't just sit back and enjoy a very sweet film without picking out every imperfection. Noel is a movie with a lot of heart. Alan Arkin gives an excellent performance as well as Susan Sarandon. While others may not enjoy this movie because it depicts what the holidays are actually like for millions of people, I found it to represent the loss of connection we have all come to know to well. I think that the message is clear, that people need each other to live a life of substance. As individuals we are lost, but with friends, family and love we have hope. I hope the person that fell asleep watching this film did so next to a wife,husband or life partner and that they just didn't appreciate the film because they can't comprehend what it is like to be alone. I will watch this film every year with my family. It will remind us to be grateful for having each other. Thank you Chazz for taking the time to make this film.


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