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Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Adorable misfits on zany Xmas adventure; some potty humor.

Movie NR 2012 105 minutes
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NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER is a fun, madcap holiday adventure. The strongest appeal is probably to younger kids, who'll easily relate to the excellent cast of elementary school-age misfits, envy their zany teacher Mr. Poppy, and root for them to make their Christmas wishes come true. Belly laughs are in short supply for teens and adults, but Marc Wootton (Mr. Poppy) does an appealing turn channeling School of Rock, and David Tennant adds some charm as the straight man of the duo.

The pacing slows a bit when too much time is spent on the competitors' performances at the big show, but it probably won't bother kids who'll enjoy watching others their own age shine on a national stage. The script, acting, and music all are enjoyable, if not stellar. Although not destined to be a true classic, this fun holiday romp will leave you feeling full of cheer.

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