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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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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 | 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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Great mix of music and comedy.
8 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

an awesome mix of comedy and music it has a very glee feel to it and Dolly is in top form as is Queen Latifah though they are over shadowed at times by the younger stars. Touching at times and funny too! Jeremy Jordan is best known for the musical Newsies and he adds an enhance essence to the movie. yes at times there is corn in the comedy but you have to expect that with Dolly. This is a great family film if i was rating this as a family film it would get a 10+. The musical numbers are awesome with Kirk Franklin in the cast who could go wrong? Keke Palmer is just awesome as Latifahs daughter. And Jeremy Jordan is a gem as Dollys Grandson "Randy" Take your family or your girlfriend a great time will be had by all!!

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