Joyful Noise (2012)

PG-13  |   |  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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Bernard Sparrow
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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.


Comedy | Music

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

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Release Date:

13 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canción del corazón  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$30,920,167 (USA) (16 March 2012)

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Did You Know?


Dolly Parton wrote three new songs for the film: "Not Enough Love", "From Here to the Moon and Back" and "He's Everything". See more »


During the choir's "Man in the Mirror" number, Dolly Parton mouths a wrong word. See more »


G.G. Sparrow: Bernie, you old son of a baptist.
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Referenced in How Sweet the Sound Finale (2011) See more »


I Want to Take You Higher
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
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A Feel Good Movie!!
15 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie a lot. I've always loved both Dolly Pardon and Queen Latifah. I don't know who thought to put those two together but for my money, it worked. Yes, Dolly has had a lot of work done. SO WHAT? She's a sweetheart and still feisty! The plot has some definite misses, it was predictable and cheesy at times, but it was fun! Yes it was a bit of a "Sister Act 2" combined with "Footloose" rip off but again I say: SO WHAT?? I enjoyed the movie. Is it going to win an academy award? Nope. But it was nice way to spend an afternoon. It had me dancing in my seat and left me feeling good. And that's exactly what I wanted it to do. We have a winner!!

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