Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton butt heads in this musical dramedy about two strong willed women battling for control of a community gospel choir. Also features country singer Kris Kristofferson and Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer.

Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) is a no-nonsense mother of two and active gospel singer. When the leader of her Divinity Church choir suddenly dies, she assumes control and begins prepping them for 'Joyful Noise', an upcoming competition. Hill's abrupt manner ruffles feather, mostly with the former leader's widow G.G Sparrow (Parton) who believes that she is the natural successor. While the two leading ladies threaten to tear the choir apart, tensions rise again on the arrival of G.G's grandson, Randy (newcomer Jeremy Jordan) - a talented singer with an eye on Vi Rose's daughter (Palmer).

The film's gospel music has been written by respected composer/musician/producer and five-time Grammy award winner Mervyn Warren.

2012Rating: PG, contains violence, coarse language and sexual references118 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

A routinely plotted competition drama in which Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton (playing her first bigscreen lead in 20 years) vie for control of a small-town Georgia church chorus.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A lower echelon of musical comedy hell (or heaven, if you love the hoariest musical comedy clichés).

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An ungainly assembly of parts that don't fit, and the strange thing is that it makes no particular effort to please its target audience, which would seem to be lovers of gospel choirs.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Staggeringly cornball and squeaky-clean even when flirting with such issues as interracial sexual rivalries.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Like so many underdog movies, Joyful Noise will go over best with those who show up hugely eager for it to be exactly what it looks like, and to tell them exactly what they want to hear.

Variety

Variety

press

A routinely plotted competition drama in which Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton (playing her first bigscreen lead in 20 years) vie for control of a small-town Georgia church chorus.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A lower echelon of musical comedy hell (or heaven, if you love the hoariest musical comedy clichés).

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An ungainly assembly of parts that don't fit, and the strange thing is that it makes no particular effort to please its target audience, which would seem to be lovers of gospel choirs.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Staggeringly cornball and squeaky-clean even when flirting with such issues as interracial sexual rivalries.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Like so many underdog movies, Joyful Noise will go over best with those who show up hugely eager for it to be exactly what it looks like, and to tell them exactly what they want to hear.

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