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The Nativity Story (2006)

A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

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Storyline

In Nazareth, teenager Mary is betrothed to the local carpenter, Joseph. Mary is visited by an angel and told that she will fulfill a prophecy and as a virgin give birth to God's son, the savior of the world. Mary's pregnancy brings her the scorn of the community and Joseph struggles to believe her seemingly outlandish story. Meanwhile, a census forces every man and his family to return to his place of birth. Joseph and Mary set out on a long and arduous journey to Bethlehem. This story is based on the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Written by L. Hamre

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One family . One journey. One child...who would change the world forever. See more »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent content | See all certifications »

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1 December 2006 (USA)  »

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Nativity  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,367 (New Zealand) (1 December 2006)

Gross:

$37,617,947 (USA) (12 January 2007)
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Trivia

Because it isn't specifically stated in the Bible itself, various sources have given different theories regarding which wise man gave Jesus which gift. In this case, Melchior is shown giving the gold, Balthasar the frankincense, and Gaspar the myrrh. See more »

Goofs

The old shepherd's mustache is yellowed by nicotine, a sign of habitual smoking. While cannabis and hookah pipes were familiar to the Middle East as early as 2000 BC, tobacco wasn't introduced to the old world until the late 16th century. See more »

Quotes

Mary: I have broken no vow.
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Soundtracks

In Rosa Vernat Lilium
(The Rose and the Lily)
Music by Mychael Danna
Lyrics by Elizabeth Danna
Performed by Azam Ali
Azam Ali appears courtesy of Six Degrees Records
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nice and simple
2 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hadn't planned on seeing the movie after work today. It was a last minute thing. I had no preconceived notions and had read no reviews. For my family it was a nice and simple rendering of the story that is celebrated by Christians this time of year. It's a story that I am very familiar with, but the portrayal connected a few dots that I hadn't gotten after hearing the story all of these years.

For all of you who have a difficult time getting into the proper Christmas mood, this might help you get separated from the hustle and bustle of shopping madness. It did for me and will be a must see at Christmas time each and every year.


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