December 13, 2011

25 Days: Nativity!

Nativity! (2009) Martin Freeman, Jason Watkins, Ashley Jensen, Marc Wootton, a bunch of British kids

Nativity! is, like Arthur Christmas, a movie I watched for the first time this year. It’s the story of Paul (Freeman), a primary school teacher who hates Christmas but gets roped into directing the school’s nativity play, despite having done a miserable job of it five years before. When a former-friend-now-rival who directs the lauded nativity play at a nearby posh school each year is needling him, Paul tells a small lie that quickly takes on a life of its own. The next thing Paul knows, the whole town thinks Hollywood is coming to see his play. Now he has to come up with a stellar production and find a way to get his ex-girlfriend (Jensen), who works in Hollywood, to come see it. Read the rest of this entry »

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