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Darrin Hill travels back to his small hometown to claim the inheritance his aunt Sally left him, he finds he must fulfill her last wish before he can collect -- create a gospel choir and lead it to success. But with a town full of tin ears and a shortage of singers, Darrin is about ready to give up and head back to the city where he belongs.., until he runs into Lilly.
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James Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull
Review Above Average "Had the movie concentrated more on the music and less
on the one-dimensional characters and their lackluster circumstances, it might
have been a solidly enjoyable example of light entertainment. As it is, however,
it's Sister Act warmed over.''
Review Good "The Fighting Temptations follows a formula in a kind of
easygoing way, and you know it, but it generates so much good will and so many
laughs that you don't really care. It's sort of a musical and sort of a first
cousin of "Barbershop," and you can feel the audience just plain
liking it. ..not brilliant and it has some clunky moments where we see the plot
wheels grinding, but it has its heart and its grin in the right places.''
Review Below Average "...think Sister Act3 without the nuns, but
with bubbly Beyoncé Knowles in their place. Then add Cuba Gooding Jr.'s mugging
reactions to some of the year's unfunniest dialogue.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Below Average "The filmmakers seem to have meant to offer up a
spiritual message about community and faith, but it's muddled and hard to find
with romance, comedy and phenomenal gospel performances all fighting for the
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
OUTSTANDING OPINIONS! For a simple little comedy these are incredibly high opinions. It's rare to see so many "Fantastic" opinions. EVERYONE LOVED THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS! GO SEE IT!
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Great moviemaking this movie isn't, funny it is. The story is full of holes and the dialog and acting aren't all that great, but it works often enough to be quite entertaining.
From the previews it's obvious this movie isn't going to be an Oscar contender and it wasn't meant to be. It's just a lighthearted, silly little comedy and if you go in expecting nothing more then I predict you will be quite satisfied.
When slick-talking New York City advertising executive Darrin Fox travels back to his small hometown of Monte Carlo, Georgia to claim the inheritance his aunt Sally left him, he finds he must fulfill her last wish before he can collect -- create a gospel choir and lead it to success. But with a town full of tin ears and a shortage of singers, Darrin is about ready to give up and head back to the city where he belongs...until he runs into Lilly. A beautiful nightclub singer with a voice that could rock the competition at the annual Gospel Explosion, Lilly is just the miracle Darrin is looking for...if he can persuade her to sing.