Nativity – Review (Film)

And so the festive season comes to a close and there were plenty of seasonal movies at the box office.

One of the few I’ve seen is Nativity, starring The Office’s Martin Freeman as Mr Maddens, a washed up actor who teaches primary school kids in one of the worst schools in the area.

To make things worse his girlfriend left him to become a director in Hollywood and his old acting rival is a teacher at the best rated school up the road.

Mr Maddens is tasked with putting on this year’s Nativity, despite a scathing review in the local paper of his last attempt. With the help of classroom assistant Mr Poppy he aims to put on the best Nativity ever.

An overheard lie however throws a spanner in the works and soon everything thinks Hollywood is coming to watch their Nativity.

This is a really nice little film with lots of Christmas spirit – the kids are the stars and steal the show from the grown ups but Freeman just about holds his own and let’s the kids get on with it.

Obviously if you hate Christmas and small children then avoid at all costs but if you’re in the mood for some festive fun then you should definitely check this film out.

Rating: 8/10

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