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Cedric the Entertainer,
A New York advertising executive who is about to land a big account, has his life shaken up when it becomes known that he has lied about having a college degree. After being fired, his life is further shaken by his debtors who had counted on paying after landing the account. Having to go on the run, he is called back to his southern town roots, when his great aunt dies. At the reading of the will, he learns he has been asked to assume the mantle of choir director of his great aunt's church and if he can get the choir in the Gospel Explosion in Atlanta, he will inherit stock worth $150,000. Unfortunately the choir leaves a lot to be desired and he has to start recruiting. Among others, he gets three prisoners to join. More importantly, he gets a "sinner" from one of the local night clubs to join. While initially scorned and resisted, nonetheless her voice wins everyone but the hardcore church busybody.Written by
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In the competition, the tall convict with the high pitched voice is handcuffed when he comes to the front of the stage. Moments later, he is dancing with one arm in front of him and one behind his back. From his sideways position, that would be impossible. See more »
[In church, Darrin's cell phone rings]
Son, if that's ain't Jesus calling, shut it off.
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In what is most certainly not Cuba Gooding Jr.'s best film, his good-natured and humor-filled performance makes the movie at least enjoyable. Cuba's down-on-his-luck character returns to his hometown upon the death of his aunt (who is seen breathing and at one point moves her finger during the funeral) and must fulfill the requirements of her will: for him to revive the church gospel choir. Met with numerous challenges, he assembles a rag-tag bunch of characters to attempt to take the group to a gospel competition. Cuba's character is likeable and arguably the best thing in the film. Beyoncé Knowles isn't bad (her singing is spectacular) and the rest of the supporting cast help to make the film somewhat entertaining. It's kind of a cross between "The Music Man" and "Sister Act." A bit hokey with a cheesy ending, but good for a smile. Wait to rent it, though.
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