Nativity 3: Dude where’s my Donkey – Movie Review by Caroline Quinn
Cast: Adam Garcia , Catherine Tate , Celia Imrie , Martin Clunes , Marc Wootton , Duncan Preston , Susie Blake , Ben Wilby
Director: Debbie Isitt
Fun packed kids comedy, filled with pantomime like humour, singing, flashmob dancing and tinsel! The younger viewers will love it as a festive treat, whilst the Christmas lights of London and New York provide a sparkling back drop. The bizarre story follows a new teacher Mr Shepherd (Martin Clunes) who loses his memory and forgets all about his upcoming marriage to his fiancé Sophie (Catherine Tate). The school kids at St Bernadette’s along with the wacky Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) are keen to save the day, not to mention win a flash mob competition, where the prize is a trip to New York.
Whilst Shepherd has forgotten his wedding plans, Sophie’s ex-boyfriend Bradley Fitch (Adam Garcia) opportunistically tries to steal her affection. Coincidentally the ‘open shirted medallion wearing’ Fitch was also the judge of the pending Flash Mob Competition! It is probably best not to ponder too much on the storyline, but just to enjoy the madness.
Incidentally the only reference to the nativity theme is the presence of the school donkey, which joins in with the dancing, and which thankfully goes missing for most of the movie. It is a surprisingly fast moving 1 hour and 50 minutes long. Not a must see by any means, but an enjoyable Christmas movie for the little people in your life.