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Black Nativity (2013) - Movie Details

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Musical Family Drama
93 min.
Release Date
November 27, 2013
DVD Release Date
April 15, 2014
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93 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation

In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' celebrated play, "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... Full synopsis »

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Just in time for Easter, Fox has released the Christmas musical Black Nativity onto Blu-ray and DVD. Though the title makes it sound like a horror movie, the only real scary part is that the movie was made with a nauseatingly cheesy story and equally dumb characters. The target audience won't likely mind, as the energetic music and Christian themes of forgiveness are what really matter. Full movie review »

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