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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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"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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shipped to theaters under the code name "Choir Practice". See more »


During "Man in the Mirror", Olivia walks to the left, is then pictured back in the middle before the shot shows her back to the left. See more »


G.G. Sparrow: Bernie, you old son of a baptist.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.185 (2011) See more »


Not Enough
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah
Produced and Arranged by Mervyn Warren
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14 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally had no interest in seeing it. The reviews were bad, the trailer looked just 'ok'. But a friend of mine wanted to see it and asked me to come along. Why not?

I'm glad I went. It was very enjoyable. It's not a masterpiece, but is a light hearted feel good movie featuring some very talented singers. Although the plot was relatively simple, it worked well and was easy to follow. The relationship with Queen Latifah's character and her family was touching and emotional. I found myself tapping my feet to the music and wiping away tears at the end.

So when I looked it up on IMDb and saw a 3.4, I was quite confused. I thought it would be in the 6,7 range. I don't understand.

If your looking for a fun enjoyable movie, see this. Ignore the rating and reviews. Guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face.

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