Noel (film)

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Noel
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Noel film poster
Directed by Chazz Palminteri
Produced by Al Corley
Howard Rosenman
Written by David Hubbard
Starring Susan Sarandon
Paul Walker
Penélope Cruz
Alan Arkin
Marcus Thomas
with Robin Williams
Music by Alan Menken
Distributed by Convex Group
Release date(s) September 12, 2004
Running time 96 minutes
Language English
Box office $2,280,924[1]

Noel is a 2004 Christmas-themed drama film written by David Hubbard and directed by Chazz Palminteri. It stars Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin, Daniel Sunjata and an uncredited Robin Williams. It was filmed in Montreal, Canada.

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The film centers around five strangers who are linked together – and who meet each other at separate times – by a series of events that take place on Christmas Eve.

The main character is Rose (Susan Sarandon), a woman who is struggling to cope with caring for her mother, an Alzheimer's patient. Meanwhile, Nina (Penélope Cruz) and Mike (Paul Walker) are a young couple on the verge of breaking up due to Mike's increasingly jealous behavior. Elsewhere, Artie (Alan Arkin) is an old waiter who searches for his deceased wife every Christmas Eve. Finally, Jules (Marcus Thomas) is a young man who deliberately damages his hand so he can attend a Christmas party in the emergency room, as that was the only happy memory of his childhood. In addition to the five main characters, the mysterious Charlie (Robin Williams) is introduced as the person who may be able to help Rose finally realize that she must look after herself more, rather than worrying about everyone else.

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