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Joyful Noise (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devonne (as DeQuina Moore)
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 | Drama | 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?


Jeremy Jordan's first movie and starring role. 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 »


[from trailer]
G.G. Sparrow: Well, I am who I am.
Vi Rose Hill: Well, maybe you were... five procedures ago!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.185 (2011) See more »


You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Lou Rawls
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records and Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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good moments
11 June 2012 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Joyful Noise did have a some good moments, and tried to give a positive message. Felt a lot like a Disney Channel movie and there were things that seemed disjointed or just didn't make sense.

For example, almost nothing is said between Latifah's character and her daughter, when she forbids the girl to see her boyfriend, later, they have long blowup scene when the daughter simply wants to leave their hotel room because her mother is snoring. The mother, brother and others in town are frightened and worried for a long time - the daughter has disappeared and no one has any idea where she is. Her boyfriend had just taken her several hours away to see her father at his military base. Obviously the minute the father saw her he'd have called the mother, what, no one has cell phones? And the food fight between the two leads in a restaurant, extremely stupid.

Kids who are Disney Channel/High School Musical fans would like it, so something parents and kids could watch together, and adults will enjoy the music much more, it was very enjoyable. My favorite part was Queen Latifah singing "Fix Me Jesus.", I hadn't been familiar with this old spiritual, and it really touched me.

I love Dolly Parton, musically and in films like Steel Magnolias. Sadly, she's had so much 'work' done it was hard to look at her. Still like her, though, and other characters were likable, so...not too bad, not afraid to use spiritual music and had some good things to say.

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