Christmas Eve

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  • PG
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.0  (2,836)
  • 24

Christmas Eve is a heartwarming comedy-drama film released in 2015. The movie narrates the story of six different groups of people who are stuck in six different elevators on Christmas Eve in New York City. The unusual and unplanned circumstances force the strangers to confront their fears, personal conflicts, moral obligations, and loneliness.

The main character of the movie is Harris (Patrick Stewart), a wealthy businessman who finds himself in one of the elevators with the security guard, his pregnant wife, and a translator. The translator, realizing that the pregnant woman cannot speak English, acts as an interpreter and helps the couple deal with the situation. Meanwhile, Harris tries to reach his son's Christmas concert, where he is supposed to give a speech.

Another elevator is filled with musicians, including a street performer named James Roday Rodriguez, and his guitarist friend. They are on their way to a gig when they get stuck in the elevator with a no-nonsense executive, his assistant, and an elderly couple. The group begins to share their stories and musical talents to make the situation more bearable.

In another elevator, a man dressed as Santa Claus is trapped with a young girl who is worried about her mother, who is hospitalized. The girl displays her maturity by apologizing to Santa for not leaving some cookies for him. In the same elevator, a nurse who works in the emergency room is also trapped. She comforts the girl and urges Santa to sing a song to cheer them up.

Elsewhere, a group of office workers gets stuck in an elevator, and all their personal and professional secrets come out. They bicker, fight, argue, and learn more about each other while waiting for the firefighters to rescue them.

In another elevator, two longtime enemies, a rich man, and a janitor are stuck, and their situation leads them to reflect on their past animosity, reconcile their differences, and become friends.

The last group, which includes Jon Heder, plays a young man who lost his job and a young woman who is on her way to an audition. They are stuck in an elevator with their laptops and phones, and they begin to judge the other people's situations in the different elevators. Eventually, the lady breaks into an emotional song and reveals that she's been trying to break into the music industry for years with no success.

The six elevators represent different personalities, backgrounds, and cultures that are united by a single purpose, that is to get out of the elevators and celebrate Christmas with their loved ones. Their conversations reveal conflicts, fears, regrets, and hopes that mirror the challenges of the human experience. The story underscores the importance of love, kindness, and forgiveness, especially during the holidays.

Patrick Stewart's performance as Harris is excellent, and he brings the character to life with his effortless charm and wit. James Roday Rodriguez also delivers an impressive performance as the struggling street musician, who reveals his struggles and fears to the group, and gains confidence through their support. Jon Heder plays the role of an awkward tech guy, and he adds his innocence and humor to the movie.

In conclusion, Christmas Eve is a movie that will leave you in good spirits and teach you about the power of love and togetherness. The movie manages to weave multiple stories into one relatable, humorous, and touching narrative that connects with the audience on a human level. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves Christmas movies and heartwarming stories.

Christmas Eve is a 2015 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0 and a MetaScore of 24.

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    5.0  (2,836)
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