almost 7 years
The third act is boring, but the first two benefit greatly from Martin Freeman.
Nativity! is a British comedy directed by Debbie Isitt and released on 27 November 2009. The film stars Martin Freeman and Ashley Jensen. The film is written by its director, Debbie Isitt, but is also partially improvised. The film premiered on 23 November 2009 in the SkyDome Arena, Coventry, England. It was released in cinemas on 27 November three weeks after rival festive film Disney's A Christmas Carol opened.
Mr Maddens (Martin Freeman) is a "frustrated, under-achieving primary school teacher". Every year Maddens' school competes with a local private school to see who can produce the best nativity play, Maddens' school always comes in second to Gordon Shakespeare's (Jason Watkins) private school, Oakmoor.
Maddens lies to Shakespeare about how a Hollywood producer, his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lore (Ashley Jensen), will be turning his production into a Hollywood film starring his pupils. Mr. Poppy (Marc Wootton), an over-enthusiastic classroom assistant, spreads the rumour, and soon...