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Black Nativity


Nov 27, 2013

Latest Home Video

Oct 07, 2014

MPAA Rating



Kasi Lemmons


Forest Whitaker
Angela Bassett
Jennifer Hudson
Jacob Latimore


2013 Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Black Nativity.

Movie Release Information

This movie was unavailable to review in our market during its theatrical release. However please check our Content Details in the section below along with other information about this movie further down the page.


When they receive an eviction notice, a single mom (Jennifer Hudson) sends her son (Jacob Latimore) to spend Christmas with his estranged grandparents (Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett). There the African-American youth has an unusual religious experience that helps him see his personal experiences differently.

Content Details

Why Is Black Nativity Rated PG?

Black Nativity is rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Black Nativity...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Some scenes and situations may frighten young children.

- Infrequent portrayals of violence.


- Infrequent cursing and one mild vulgar expression.

Extra info about this movie

This movie is based on a musical, written by Langston Hughes, an African-American author and poet.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Black Nativity.

The Nativity Story offers a dramatization of the events leading up to the first Christmas. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Peanuts characters learn how those long ago events apply to their present celebrations.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Black Nativity...

Home Video Notes: Black Nativity: Extended Musical Edition

Release Date: 7 October 2014

Black Nativity releases to home video in an Extended Musical Edition (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following extras:

Black Nativity Extended Musical Edition

- Deleted Scenes

- The Music Behind the Film: He Loves Me Still

- The Music Behind the Film: Raphael Saadiq

- The Cast of Black Nativity

- Introducing Jacob Latimore

- An Inspiring Playwright: Langston Hughes

- Inside Production in Harlem

- Be Grateful

- Feel Good

- Photoshoot B-Roll

- Theatrical Trailer

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