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Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey?!

  • Comedy
  • Children's
  • 2014
  • Debbie Isitt
  • 105 mins
  • U
    More info: UK: Suitable for all

Summary

The pupils of St Bernadette's face a new challenge as Christmas approaches, when their new teacher loses his memory, forgetting everything about the festive season and that he is about to get married. It falls to the kids, led by excitable teacher Mr Poppy, to help him remember both in time for the wedding. Comedy sequel, starring Martin Clunes, Catherine Tate, Marc Wootton and Celia Imrie.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

This second sequel to 2009 hit Nativity! has more fun and games from the kids of St Bernadette's and their oh-so-creepy classroom assistant, Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton), but the comedy returns are definitely diminishing. Yes, the clever if manipulative use of cute non-actors as pupils had charm in the first two films, but the novelty has now worn extremely thin. Martin Clunes (following in the footsteps of Martin Freeman and David Tennant) plays their hapless new teacher, and he loses both his memory and the school donkey before they can say, "please, sir". It's therefore down to Poppy and co to save the day by going to New York to win a flash-mobbing competition and help amnesiac Clunes rescue sweetheart Catherine Tate from the amorous attentions of her smoothie ex-boyfriend. This is desperately poor stuff, juvenile in the extreme, thoroughly unfunny, and pitched squarely at younger kids. However, even they will probably find it too long and convoluted.

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Theatrical distributor
Entertainment One
Released on
2014-11-14
Language
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Mr ShepherdMartin Clunes
SophieCatherine Tate
Mr PoppyMarc Wootton
Mrs KeenCelia Imrie
Bradley FinchAdam Garcia
Sophie's brotherRalf Little
Gordon ShakespeareJason Watkins
Sophie's mumSusie Blake
Sophie's dadDuncan Preston

Crew

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DirectorDebbie Isitt
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