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Joyful Noise (2012)

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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.

Director:

Todd Graff

Writer:

Todd Graff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Latifah ... Vi Rose Hill
Dolly Parton ... G.G. Sparrow
Keke Palmer ... Olivia Hill
Jeremy Jordan ... Randy Garrity
Dexter Darden ... Walter Hill
Courtney B. Vance ... Pastor Dale
Jesse L. Martin ... Marcus Hill
Kirk Franklin ... Baylor Sykes
Angela Grovey ... Earla
Andy Karl ... Caleb
Dequina Moore Dequina Moore ... Devonne (as DeQuina Moore)
Kris Kristofferson ... Bernard Sparrow
Paul Woolfolk ... Manny
Francis Jue ... Mr. Hsu
Roy Huang ... Justin
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Storyline

This 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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Taglines:

Dream a whole lot louder.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canción del corazón See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,225,190, 15 January 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,920,167, 18 March 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

G.G. Sparrow: Bernie, you old son of a baptist.
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Connections

Referenced in How Sweet the Sound Finale (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Billy Boy, Billy Boy
Written by Bob Davie and Marvin Moore
Performed by Janis Martin
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's Contrived, but Feels Good All the Same
30 December 2012 | by wcameronmartinSee all my reviews

My review of the Joyful Noise Movie: Every single solitary, gimmicky, tired, old, wore-out, overdone movie cliché that's ever been used in any contrived, family-targeted movie in the history of cinema... and yet, the music was solid, the characters given some genuinely funny material to work with, and therefore there are worse ways to spend 90 minutes of your life. It was fantastic to hear new material from one of my favorite vocalists and lyricists, Dolly Parton... but it was worth the ticket price alone, to see Dolly "poppin' and lockin' for Jesus!"

...and I am personally convinced, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that Dolly Parton was manufactured by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

~ <3


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