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
Mr. Hsu


"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 »


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 »


G.G. Sparrow: [to Randy and Oliva who are making out in the kitchen] Oh no, THIS is not turning into THAT in my house!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.185 (2011) See more »


Maybe I'm Amazed
Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Pacashau Sacred Divinity Choir feat. Jeremy Jordan and Keke Palmer
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Great! A must see for Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah fans!
14 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Storyline was a bit familiar, but it is presented in a new, fresh way. There is a strong main storyline and other small background stories which link back to it. The stories are touching and show great sensitivity. Very well played. Even though it takes place in the south, there is a rich diversity in the movie. It paints a lovely picture of the new south. Dolly Parton is charming as always. Queen Latifah is perfect in this role. They play off each other beautifully. Kiki Palmer and Jeremy Jordan are fantastic and fresh. The singing and choreography are top notch. Constant flowing entertainment. Never a dull moment. Well worth my time and money.

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