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Nativity! (2009)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  27 November 2009 (UK)
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An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Maddens
Jennifer Lore
Alan Carr ...
The Critic
Rosie Cavaliero ...
Miss Rye
Mr. Lore
Mrs. Lore
Studio Boss
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Father Tom
Rhydian Jones ...
Studio Receptionist
Selina Cadell ...
Oakmoor Headmistress


This Christmas, primary school teacher Paul Maddens is charged with producing the school's nativity play. Competing against the posh rival school for the honor of best reviewed show in town, the stakes are raised when Paul idly boasts that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, a Hollywood Producer, is coming to see his show with a view to turning it into a film. The only trouble is - they haven't spoken in years. With eccentric assistant Mr Poppy fuelling his 'little white lie', Maddens suddenly finds himself a local celebrity and at the center of quarreling parents and over-excited children desperate in their bid for fame and fortune. Maddens' only hope is to get back in touch with Jennifer and lure Hollywood to town so that everybody's Christmas wishes come true. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Weihnachtsmuffel  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£794,314 (UK) (27 November 2009)


£5,124,202 (UK) (1 January 2010)

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Did You Know?


Most of the film is improvised, with the producers telling the actors what would happen in the scene, and the actors acting it out, with no script. See more »


During the Hollywood interior studio scenes the plug points are clearly UK 3-pin sockets See more »

Crazy Credits

End-credits dedication: "This film is dedicated to inspirational teachers everywhere." See more »


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Great film, funny
22 November 2009 | by (Coventry United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed it all the way through, yes it is a low budget film, it didn't suffer for, the family will love it....most of the characters are well funny.....nice one for Xmas.....well done Debbie. The introduction of the teaching assistant was fabulous, he and the kids quite rightly stole the film......we all wish we had someone like that at school. Te improvisation was excellent, the kids seemed to really respond well to what for most was an alien environment. The story line held up better than i expected but then i didn't go to see it, expecting to see a masterpiece. The scenes in the Cathedral were brilliant, also it was great to see so much of my home town in the film....and my sister!I would encourage everyone with kids go and see this will enjoy it.

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