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PG-13| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Advertising executive Darrin Hill (Cuba Gooding Jr.) loses his job and his girlfriend after his many lies about his background and education are discovered. Soon after, he returns to his small Georgia hometown to collect an inheritance from his Aunt Sally (Ann Nesby). To receive it, he must lead the church choir to victory in a gospel competition. With the help of childhood friend Lilly (Beyoncé Knowles), now a beautiful singer, Darrin gets the choir ready to perform.

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr. , Beyoncé Knowles , Melba Moore , Mike Epps , Shirley Caesar , LaTanya Richardson , Steve Harvey , Montell Jordan

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Fighting Temptations (2003)

Release Date: September 19th, 2003|2 hr. 2 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A warm comic story that's fairly engaging even when no one is singing. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    If Gooding can't get another "Boyz N the Hood" or "Jerry Maguire" soon, his career will need its own cork. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    To enjoy what's enjoyable in The Fighting Temptations, you've got to take in the music and shut out the words -- not the lyrics of the wonderful songs, but the dialogue stuffed into actors' mouths. show more

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