Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »
A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their ... See full summary »
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
John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The church pews and minister's podium in the movie were taken from St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Atlanta and moved into a church in Senoia Georgia (the white one with the turret used in the exterior scenes). The minister's office, kitchen and the rehearsal space that's not the choir loft where they perform was filmed in the Atlanta church. St. Paul's used the money for allowing filming in the church to add air conditioning to the sanctuary. See more »
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 »
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Written by Wallis Willis
Arranged by Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster
Performed by Beyoncé (as Beyoncé)
Produced by Loretha Jones and Beyoncé (as Beyoncé)
Beyoncé performs courtesy of Columbia Records See more »
This is one of Cuba Gooding's best performances in years. Mr. Gooding has been on a dry run since his Oscar win in the supporting category for Tom Cruise's famous line-Show me the money!
This is basically a fun film. Cuba Gooding, recently fired from his job, returns to Georgia for the funeral of his beloved Aunt Sally. That funeral scene in the church is just memorably realized.
Gooding captures the part of the not so competent worker, with a kind and understanding heart.
He can keep the inheritance providing that he does something is an old Hollywood line. This time, it's the taking up of the choir.
LaTanya Richardson gives a stoic performance as the holier than thou choir leader who looks to trip the Gooding character up so that she can maintain her position. She is just great as one who preaches reverence but has strayed herself.
Beyonce Knowles belts it out. Of course, her rendition of fever can't be compared to that of the great Peggy Lee.
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