Thursday, 12 January 2012


UK Release: 27th November 2009
Watched on Recorded TV: Sunday 8th January 2012
Rating: U
Genre: Comedy, Family
Runtime: 1hr 45mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: This Christmas, primary school teacher Paul Maddens is charged with producing the school's nativity play. Competing against the posh rival school for the honor of best reviewed show in town, the stakes are raised when Paul idly boasts that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, a Hollywood Producer, is coming to see his show with a view to turning it into a film. The only trouble is - they haven't spoken in years. With eccentric assistant Mr Poppy fueling his 'little white lie', Maddens suddenly finds himself a local celebrity and at the center of quarreling parents and over-excited children desperate in their bid for fame and fortune. Maddens' only hope is to get back in touch with Jennifer and lure Hollywood to town so that everybody's Christmas wishes come true.

A Quick Review: A new classic Christmas tale this ain’t. Instead it is a modern take on the childhood Christmas glee with some British comedy and some sweet moments between the children. 
Martin Freeman was definitely the best thing about the film, however it did get pretty cheesy for me. But that’s Christmas for you. 
One of the children called Bob, played by Ben Wilby, absolutely made the film and left me in hystericals. It was what I’d call an emotional comedy. There was an emphasis on the funny but it had a few moving moments too. I wouldn’t want to watch it at any other time, but for Christmas it was a sweet film...
Score: 7/10

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