The Nativity Story

Covering the 2006 movie "The Nativity Story," about the story of Mary and Joseph
and their journey together as they bring the Messiah into the world.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Analysis from a Movie Screening

A member of the IMDb "Nativity" boards, "caseyonnehemiah," has seen a screening of "Nativity." His report about the movie is as follows:


I was at the first screening for this movie in the LA area. They wanted Christian college students so they rented a bus and got some kids from our school to come down and see it. It was a surprisingly well done film. It's definitely not Oscar material, but it's better than any Christian movie a Christian could make (this is sad for me to admit, but it's true none-the-less). Besides some bad editing, a few minor details overlooked, and some uncessary additions, the message and story are still healthy and alive. The acting on the part of Keisha Castle-Hughes and Oscar Isaac was definitely one of the high points. The movie did have some bad transitions and a bad opening, but they admitted before it began that the special effects were not done along with music and a few other minor things. I didn't get into the focus group (because I didn't give them the top rating when they went around and asked us about how we answered on their review sheet...), but a friend of mine talked to an employee of New Line who was able to point out the director and writer. Solid film, should be better when it comes out. I'd moderately recommend it for both secular and Christian movie-goers at this point in time.

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