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Overall A-

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.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

Why is Black Nativity rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Black Nativity is rated PG for for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

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

Black Nativity
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G