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Fighting Temptations, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 83 (Apr 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Cuba Gooding, Jr., Beyonc

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes eight extended musical numbers, seven extended scenes, and the theatrical trailer. As always, we

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33781
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual references
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 123
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/03/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jonathan Lynn
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Special Notes:
Also available in a 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Darrin Hill (Gooding, Jr.) has lost his job, but he just inherited $150,000 from his dear old Aunt Sally. When he arrives in Monte Carlo, Georgia, to attend the funeral and collect his inheritance, Darrin learns that Sally

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1-framed DVD picture is bright and colorful, with the royal blue choir robes in the beginning of the movie presented with a vivid saturation. Fleshtones are nicely balanced and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is crisp and sharp, though some scenes are slightly soft or appear somewhat smeared. Edge enhancement is often noticed, especially in the higher contrasted shots, and some pixelization is apparent. (Suzanne Hodges)

From the sounds of the Gospel singer and choir at the start of the Dolby