The Fighting Temptations

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  122 min.
Release Date: September 19, 2003
DVD: February 3, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 3.69
based on 464 votes and 40 reviews
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Cast: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Epps, Steve Harvey, LaTanya Richardson

Synopsis

Darrin Hill (Gooding Jr.) has just lost his job with a New York advertising firm and bill collectors are chasing him all over the city.

But just when he thinks his luck has completely run out, Darrin discovers he’s the only surviving relative of his Aunt Sally who has just left him $150,000.00. Traveling back to his small hometown of Montecarlo, Georgia to attend the funeral and collect his inheritance, Darrin soon discovers that Sally’s written a tiny catch into her will.

Her last wish is that her beloved nephew create a choir, enter it in the annual Gospel Explosion and bring home a victory.

Between the bickering and the difficulties finding talented singers in the community, not to mention that his heart just isn’t into the whole thing, Darrin has his work cut out for him…until he meets Lilly (Knowles). A beautiful jazz singer with a voice to match, Lilly awakens feelings in Darrin he didn’t know he had.

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): David Gale, Jeff Pollack, Loretha C. Jones
Screenplay: Elizabeth Hunter, Saladin K. Patterson
Official Site: www.thefightingtemptations.com

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  • 2 stars "cute......but not great"