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Nativity! (2009)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  27 November 2009 (UK)
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Paul Maddens
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Jennifer Lore
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Alan Carr ...
The Critic
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Mayor
Rosie Cavaliero ...
Miss Rye
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Mr. Lore
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Mrs. Lore
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Studio Boss
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Father Tom
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Harrison
Rhydian Jones ...
Studio Receptionist
Selina Cadell ...
Oakmoor Headmistress
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Storyline

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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school | nativity | christmas | play | children | See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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27 November 2009 (UK)  »

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Nativity!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£794,314 (UK) (27 November 2009)

Gross:

£5,124,202 (UK) (1 January 2010)
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Goofs

Saffron mentions that she is allergic to donkeys, but later on during the performance she is on the stage right next to a donkey and seems fine. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performed by Jackson 5
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Feelgood Christmas movie
3 December 2009 | by (Liverpool United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film leaves you with a warm feeling in your heart.

I don't agree with some of the minor negative comments on this forum. This is a simple easy to watch film and you should not try to over analyse it like some have done.

The plot is simple, the kids are fantastic and Bob steals the show as well as your heart.

Yes this is a low budget film but they must have had loads of fun making this film.

If you want to see a film that makes you feel good then this is the one for you.


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