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Black Nativity

Struggling to pay the bills, single mom Naima (Jennifer Hudson) sends her teenage son Langston (Jacob Latimore) to live with his estranged grandparents, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett) in New York City. At first Langston resents their strict household, but with the help of new friends - and a little divine intervention - he embarks on an inspirational journey of self-discovery that brings the whole family together.



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93 minutes






REVIEW:
I totally get this is supposed to be a Christmas themed movie, but really, the message inside it can be good for any time or any season. With it being a musical movie, there was lots, and I mean lots of hymn-like or carol-like songs. I thought the music was exceptional, and was surprised by a couple of the actors voices. 
The cinematography was really great. I loved how each scene faded in or out. The casting was clever too. I'm definitely surprised by Angela Basset and Forest Whittaker's singing voices. I had no idea the talent they possessed besides acting. Especially Forest. I am still blown away by the soft velvet voice that came out.
Watching this movie while it was Easter weekend reinforced the reasons I love Christ. It was such a decent film, from the story line, the cast and the songs. I recommend it to any who feel an affiliation to the Lord.

3.5/5

Comments

  1. This is a new movie I haven't heard of. Great review. It sounds just right for the holiday season and also for any time, especially when we're facing troubles. Seeing how others solve their problems often helps us find the answer to ours. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I would love to watch this movie.

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