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Nativity! (2009)

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An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play.

Director:

Debbie Isitt

Writer:

Debbie Isitt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Freeman ... Paul Maddens
Marc Wootton ... Mr. Poppy
Jason Watkins ... Gordon Shakespeare
Ashley Jensen ... Jennifer Lore
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Bevan
Alan Carr ... The Critic
Ricky Tomlinson ... Mayor
Rosie Cavaliero ... Miss Rye
John Sessions ... Mr. Lore
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Lore
Clarke Peters ... Studio Boss
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... Father Tom
Matt Rippy ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Weihnachtsmuffel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£794,314 (United Kingdom), 29 November 2009, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Debbie Isitt played Mary in her school nativity when she was seven years old. Her sister was Mary the year before and her other sister was Mary the year after. See more »

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

Featured in Angela and Friends: Episode #1.14 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Teenage Dirtbag
Written by Brendan B. Brown
Performed by Maeve Dolan
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Feelgood Christmas movie
3 December 2009 | by stephen-sloan-598-173551See 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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