There can be something comforting about a movie that follows a formula. It may not be surprising or have a lot of tension, but if the performances work, it can still satisfy.
That's the case with "Firelight" (9 tonight, ABC), a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr. It's a stock inspirational, make-you-weepy story of redemption that has a gentle loveliness about it because of Gooding, the young female cast and director Darnell Martin. (FYI: Singer Alicia Keys is one of the executive producers.)