Noëlle (2007)




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Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish. But things take an unexpected turn as he becomes entangled in the various lives of the village's eccentric characters, including their beautiful librarian, the childlike priest he is displacing, and the magical experience of Mrs. Worthington's legendary Christmas Party, where everyone is welcome and anything is possible.
PG (for thematic elements and a fight)
Comedy , Drama
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David Wall
as Father Jonathan Keene
Sean Patrick Brennan
as Father Simeon Joyce
Brennan Wall
as Noelle
Jean Bates
as Eleanor Worthington
Kerry Wall
as Marjorie Worthington
Daffyd Rees
as Dermott
Dafydd Rees
as Dermott
Curt Dewitz
as Seth Harrod
David Hickey
as Thomas Shepley
Ciaran O'Reilly
as Finn Shepley
Kevin McElroy
as Jewel King
J. Scott Henderson
as Swift King
Michael Sweet
as Speed King
Luiz Baille
as Ari Viloso
Sandra Casey
as Lydie Viloso
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Critic Reviews for Noëlle

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

An interesting and heartfelt effort.

December 18, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Obviously a labor of love for all parties involved, Noelle is an engagingly low-key, Christian-skewing indie.

Full Review… | December 9, 2007
Top Critic

It's clever, well-acted and almost-but-not-quite edgy.

December 6, 2007
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

There's an air of sincere piety...but it's simply not very good

December 14, 2007
Sacramento News & Review

I had high hopes for "Noelle."Oh, well.

December 11, 2007
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Catholics upset over 'The Golden Compass' should direct their ire at this film instead.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Noëlle

Interesting movie.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

This movie is a huge disappointment. There is little redeeming quality. It is a slap in the face to all Catholics. The congregation is lack-luster. The only priests we see are weak, confused and immoral. The two sacraments shown are insulted. The "new-age" christianity shown by the one priest is lovely but does no favors to God or the Church. It is poorly written - with unrealistic conversations, and poorly acted. A waste of time and money!!

diane went
diane went

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