Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr, Beyonce Knowles, Mike Epps
Directed By: Jonathan Lynn
Having lost his job and now finding himself deep in debt, a former big-time New York City advertising executive, Darrin Hill, returns to Georgia when his only living relative dies. All he wants to do is pay his respects and get back to New York - but then he finds out that his aunt has left him an inheritance. He thinks he has the solution to his money woes right there and then, but there's one condition he has to fulfil before he gets his inheritance: He has to reconvene the church's choir and lead them to the "Gospel Explosion" competition. After recruiting a local barber shop group, a beautiful night club singer named Lilly - who also happens to be his childhood sweetheart, and a few convicts at the local prison, he finally has the raw talent necessary to win. But can he break them down and bring them all together? To make matters worse, one devious ex-choir member, Paulina Pritchett doesn't have much love lost for Darrin, and wants his position badly.