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.
Why Is Black Nativity Rated PG?
Black Nativity is rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Black Nativity...
Violence: Rebellious teenagers graffiti a building. Property is stolen. A youth accused of stealing is put in a jail cell with other suspected criminals—these adults tease and mock him. References are made to the black market and drug dealing. A minor tries to buy a gun. An armed robbery turns into gun threats. An angry woman hits a man. Homelessness and poverty are depicted.
Sexual Content: Unwed pregnancies are discussed and shown. The sounds of a woman in childbirth are heard.
Language: Infrequent mild profanity, a vulgar expression and name-calling are included.
Drug and Alcohol Use: None Noted
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Canadian Movie Ratings
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 (Blu-ray and DVD) in an Extended Musical Edition (now 143 minutes) with the following extras:
- 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