• Noel (2004)


Release Date: November 12th, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2005

PG |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Penélope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin, Marcus Thomas, John Doman, Daniel Sunjata, Sonny Marinelli

Director: Chazz Palminteri

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Neverland Films

Keywords: Hospital, Love, Office, Touching, Transformation, Emotional, New York City, Mother, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    David Hubbard's script is so steeped in sludgy sentimentality that the film's early hints of quirkiness quickly give way to heavy-handed faith healing. show more

  • 38
    Robert DominguezNew York Daily News

    A plodding, contrived Christmas tale that wastes the talents of his well-known cast. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There's a point at which the plot crosses an invisible line, becoming so preposterous that it's no longer moving and is just plain weird. show more

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