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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Forest Whitaker
Angela Bassett
Jennifer Hudson
Jacob Latimore
Directors
Kasi Lemmons
Screenwriters
Kasi Lemmons
Running Time
93 minutes

Black Nativity
A Christmas fail


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Black Nativity

Plot
With eviction looming on her Baltimore unit, struggling single mom Naima (Hudson) is forced to send her daughter (Latimore) to stay with her estranged parents (Whitaker and Bassett) in Harlem. The bolshie teen soon falls under their charismatic spell.


Verdict
Despite the odd rip-roaring tune and some sturdy performances, this yuletide tale is as memorable as last year's sprouts.


Reviewed by James White

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