Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!

Debbie Isitt (2012)

105min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
David Tennant takes over from original star Martin Freeman in this twee sequel to the sweet 2009 schoolroom tale. He plays hapless new teacher Mr Peterson, who is persuaded by class assistant Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) to take his pupils on an unsanctioned coach trip to a Christmas song competition in rural Wales. Awaiting them is a snooty rival school team, whose conductor is Mr Peterson's estranged twin brother. What follows is utterly predictable, frenetic and wildly overplayed, but saving it from tipping right over into awfulness are the adorable non-actors playing the schoolkids.

Summary

A primary school teacher enters his class in a Song for Christmas competition, and ends up having to lead the busload of excitable kids - as well as his irresponsible teaching assistant - on a disastrous trip to Wales for the event. The journey also leads to an unwanted confrontation with his high-flying twin brother. Comedy sequel, starring David Tennant, Marc Wootton, Joanna Page and Jessica Hynes.

Cast & Crew

David Peterson / Roderick Peterson David Tennant
Mrs Peterson Joanna Page
Angel Matthews Jessica Stevenson
Mr Poppy Marc Wootton
Mrs Bevan Pam Ferris
Gordon Shakespeare Jason Watkins
Mr Peterson's dad Ian McNeice
Director Debbie Isitt
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EOneReleased on: 23 Nov 2012
Comedy