A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.Written by
Angela Bassett plays a preacher's wife in this film. In 1996, her "Waiting to Exhale" co-star Whitney Houston played the title role in "The Preacher's Wife". The preacher in that film was played by Courteney B. Vance, Bassett's real-life husband. See more »
I think that this was well put together but it was not at all what i expected. A lot more singing and the story line could have been explored a bit more. It is sad when my wife who is not an avid movie goer is able to answer all the questions that should be discovered over the entirety of the movie.
Great music and top notch singers and performers.Introduction to new artist coming on the scene.
Movie never develops a rich story line in my opinion and some of the scenes were hard to follow.
Great movie for fellow music lovers it was like watching a long music video.
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