Fighting Temptations, The
Source: Catholic News Service
An unemployed ad executive (Cuba Gooding Jr.) receives an unexpected inheritance, but can only collect it by organizing a gospel choir in his home town where the lone talent is a sultry jazz singer (Beyonce Knowles). Despite a predictable story line and some canned humor, director Rick Famuyiwa's film has some surprisingly endearing charm peppered with lessons of forgiveness, redemption and a nudge toward looking beyond appearances. A few sexual references with sporadic crass language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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