On the One (2005)

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A successful rapper who's in trouble with a crooked producer reaches out to his minister brother for help and guidance. Billoah Greene, Darien Sills-Evans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Charles Randolph-Wright directed.

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Cast

Billoah Greene
as Teshawn Tucker
Darien Sills-Evans
as Wesley Tucker
Denise Burse
as Sister Marcie
Eartha Kitt
as Ms. Nettie
Patti LaBelle
as Sister Jasmine
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Critic Reviews for On the One

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One just wishes that with the word 'choir' in the title, there would be a lot more top-drawer gospel singing.

Apr 20, 2006 | Rating: C

A religious feel-good message, first and foremost. As for drama, well, it's a distant second.

Apr 14, 2006 | Full Review…

Nor does it sermonize at the expense of entertaining. Instead, it melds gospel and hip-hop for a music-driven tale of twin brothers who reconnect.

Apr 14, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

If ever there was an aptly titled film, it's Preaching to the Choir.

Apr 14, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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A sappy, redemption-soaked story about two Harlem-raised brothers that is as old as the Bible itself.

Apr 14, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Preaching to the Choir seeds adequately in the very fertile genre of black films about redemption, but don't expect performances on the level of last year's Diary of a Mad Black Woman or The Preacher's Wife.

Apr 13, 2006 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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