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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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Comedy | Music

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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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Canção do Coração  »

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

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 »

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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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Blehhhh
16 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie inspired me to create an IMDb account just to review it. I am so angry that a movie that should have been a sure-fire hit with Dolly, Queen, and (surprise! Kris Kristofferson in his first singing role in decades) was such an abominable dud. Not any of the actors fault, just poor directing and editing. I don't think the director understands how to tell a story. Instead of clearly defining the plot, developing characters, and building up a climax, there is just a whole lotta "stuff" going on that contributes pretty much nothing to the central plot. I'm not even sure what the plot is! Was it: a. The choir encounters several challenges to win a contest, b. Queen Latifah needs to spend time with her daughter and help her mentally challenged son c. Dolly and Queen need to get along, d. the supporting actress needs to stop sleeping with Asian men, e. Dolly needs to get over her dead husband and help her quasi-troubled runaway grandson, f. Grandson and Queens daughter need to get jiggy wit Jesus? Everything is so cheezily and sloppily thrown together in this movie, it doesn't really make sense. And why, Why do all the characters speak in stale platitudes??!!


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