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Black Nativity

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Theater Release: 27 Nov 2013
Video Release: 15 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG
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Release Date: 27 November 2013 (Limited)

This movie is opening in limited release, so we are unable to review it. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: 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.

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

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

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore
Studio: 2013 Fox Searchlight Pictures
Website: Official site for Black Nativity.

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