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Joyful Noise (2012)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  13 January 2012 (USA)
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G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.

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"Joyful Noise" is the story of a small town choir out to win a national competition despite overwhelming odds. A story of faith and determination by the choir leaders (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) and the young talent who give their all to win God's praise and beat the competition for the grand prize. Written by Farrell Paura Productions

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Dream a whole lot louder.

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Rated PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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13 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,225,190 (USA) (13 January 2012)

Gross:

$30,920,167 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Dolly Parton's first big screen role in 20 years. See more »

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In the hotel after the competition, Vi and G. G. are talking. Vi is on the right but when Olivia goes to kiss Randy, Vi and G. G. have switched places. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Vi Rose Hill: Quit it with those nails, Edward Scissorhands!
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I'm Yours
Written by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Keke Palmer, 'DeQuina Moore', and Angela Grovey
Produced and Arranged by Mervyn Warren
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Not nearly so bad as some of the reviews might lead you to believe
15 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, the script was mighty thin in places and tried to tackle way too many subjects in too short a period of time (the poor economy, marriage struggles, death, teenage angst/rebellion, teenage love, etc., etc.), but despite its flaws this movie provided some fine musical entertainment, and pretty much delivered on its goal of being an uplifting movie-going experience.

I attended this movie with my senior citizen mom and my tween daughter, and all of us found some things to enjoy about this flick. There were some laughs, some moving plot points, some great musical numbers, and some fine performances, particularly on the part of the younger cast members. Some days you are just looking for some softball, "feel good" entertainment rather than a darker or more weighty film. This movie fits the bill if you're in the mood for some harmless, mostly mindless, fluffy entertainment.


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