Movie Review: Black Nativity

When i was set to go to La to see the screening of Kasi Lemmons’ Black Nativity in LA I was very unfamiliar with the movie but was pleasantly shocked and happy when i found out it was a musical. If you know me you know that i love musicals and that Rent is one of my all time favorites.


This movie is truly infectious! I loved every minute of it but what really brought it home for me was the wonderful cast and how beautiful the story was told through song. From Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore to even the beautiful Angela Bassett singing a blend of gospel, Christmas carols, and all new songs by Raphael Saadiq you will fall in love with every character in Black Nativity.  Like the best musicals, the songs reveal the  move the plot along the way.

Black Nativity gets 5 stars from me and i truly believe its a must see this holiday season.




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