The Fighting Temptations

The Fighting Temptations (English original The Fighting Temptations ) is a movie about a gospel competition with Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles.


Oscar - winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. plays Darrin Hill, a slick but hapless New York recruiter, who returns to his hometown in Georgia to take up the legacy of his aunt. But before Darrin can collect the coal, it must fulfill the last wish of his deceased aunt set up a local choir and lead it to victory at the annual Gospel Competition.

Darrin soon finds out that abound in his hometown is the only way of dazzling types - but none of them can sing. But then he meets Lilly ( Beyoncé Knowles ), a pretty jazz singer with a heavenly voice. For Darrin she is the answer to his prayers ... if he succeeds in convincing them of his good intentions and to persuade them to sing.

The further action describes how Darrin tries to lead his " spiritual and colorful vocal mix " to win. And as he casually even realizes that his aunt has left him far more than the inheritance.

With appearances by Steve Harvey, Shirley Caesar, Ann Nesby, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams of the O'Jays, Rue McClanahan (known from The Golden Girls ), singer Montell Jordan, Bilal, Angie Stone and T -Bone.


" The is a clash between the sacred and the profane moving music film develops the unspectacular history almost fussy and presents the rousing music without glamorous look. This reflects the show, which features the chorus at the end, a deeply democratic understanding of ecclesiastical representation: Everyone is welcome to participate in the divine miracle, because all music styles are variations of the same spiritual access to the world ".



  • Image Award: Award for Best Film
  • Black Reel Award: Awards in the categories Best Soundtrack and Best Song
  • American Black Film Festival: Award for Movie of the Year for Jonathan Lynn