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Noel

2004, Holiday/Drama, 1h 36m

36 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Noel strains for holiday uplift, but -- despite the involvement of an outstanding ensemble cast -- settles for treacly sentiment instead. Read critic reviews

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It's nearly Christmas in New York City. Rose (Susan Sarandon) is in the hospital with her elderly mother, who's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Nina (Penélope Cruz) is ready to call off her upcoming marriage because of fiancé Mike's (Paul Walker) jealous rages, and Mike is being followed by Artie (Alan Arkin), a waiter who believes Mike is the reincarnation of his late wife. Meanwhile, a young man named Jules (Marcus Thomas) wants to re-create his happiest Christmas memory.

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  • Dec 22, 2016
    Noel is a compelling holiday drama with a touching message about love, family, and forgiveness. The story follows several New Yorkers on Christmas Eve as they cross paths and struggle to come to terms with their personal struggles. Starring Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin, and Robin Williams, the film features an impressive cast that delivers some strong performances. And the writers do a fairly good job at balancing the different character stories. Still, it gets a little cliché at times and a bit contrived. Yet despite its flaws, Noel is a heartwarming film about the redemptive nature of Christmas.
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  • Dec 27, 2011
    This was ok. Nothing new or memorable. It was cute.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 10, 2011
    There were many touching moments in this well-made Christmas movie with wonderful performances... sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.
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  • Dec 21, 2009
    A great Christmas Movie, One for adult as younger children just wouldn't understand. It shows the lives of 5 different people and how in this story they mingle together to form an outstanding story with a tear jerker ending. Rose was great along with the rough and rowdy cop. 5 stars
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