November 27, 2009


This Christmas, primary school teacher Paul Maddens (Martin Freeman) 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.

Our Two Cents:
Oh. My. We... It... was... AWESOME!!! Holy hannah, we are going to have to knock one of our current top 10's off the list, because words cannot even express the splendor of this magical movie.

The kids are awesome, the music, the costumes. There's even a little tearjerker scene. If you don't already love Martin Freeman (and to know him is to LOVE him) then you will after watching this, and you MUST watch this.

Storyline/Writing ★★★★★  •   Acting ★★★★★  •   Chemistry ★★★★★  •  Overall ★★★★★

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