Nativity

2009
  |  101 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

An ordinary primary school is putting together the final preparations for its nativity play when Martin Freeman’s teacher – desperate to impress a rival – blurts out that his ex-girlfriend, now a high-flying Hollywood producer, will be coming over with a view to turning it into a film. Cue mayhem as the nippers – buoyed up by ambitious parents and over-hyped local media – go into overdrive for the big day. Director Debbie Isitt’s improvised yarn manages to sidestep the usual cynicism of Christmas product to leave a warm glow. Not unlike a glass of sherry and a nice mince pie.