A singing and dancing double bill. In 'The Fighting Temptations' Darren Hill (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is an advertising executive in New York City, who returns to his hometown in Georgia to claim an inheritance from his aunt. Before he can claim the money, however, he must fulfil his aunt's final wish; to create an award-winning local choir. With the help of his cousin Lucius (Mike Epps), Darren scours the town for the best singers and discovers that beautiful single mum Lilly (Beyoncé Knowles) could be the answer to his prayers. Whilst in 'Save the Last Dance' would-be ballerina Sara (Julia Stiles) is forced to abandon her dancing plans when she leaves her smalltown home and moves to live with her estranged father in the dangerous South Side of Chicago. As a white girl in a predominantly black neighbourhood, Sara finds it a struggle to settle in, but when she meets black fellow-dancer Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), she begins to feel much happier. The two set out together to realise their dreams, but as their relationship develops it brings forth major opposition from both their friends and their families, putting their future as a couple in jeopardy.