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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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Todd Graff

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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 ... 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 »

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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:

Joyful Noise 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

Gross USA:

$30,932,113

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,158,113
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film won the 2012 Inspirational Country Music Awards' Faith, Family, & Country Movie of the Year. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Featured in Hagan Reviews: Joyful Noise (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Lowdown
Written by Boz Scaggs and David Paich
Performed by Boz Scaggs
Courtesy of Scaggs Boz Music
By arrangement with Spirit Music Group, Inc.
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Not nearly so bad as some of the reviews might lead you to believe
15 January 2012 | by mrsluggy2001See all my reviews

Yes, the script was mighty thin in places and tried to tackle way too many subjects in too short a period of time (the poor economy, marriage struggles, death, teenage angst/rebellion, teenage love, etc., etc.), but despite its flaws this movie provided some fine musical entertainment, and pretty much delivered on its goal of being an uplifting movie-going experience.

I attended this movie with my senior citizen mom and my tween daughter, and all of us found some things to enjoy about this flick. There were some laughs, some moving plot points, some great musical numbers, and some fine performances, particularly on the part of the younger cast members. Some days you are just looking for some softball, "feel good" entertainment rather than a darker or more weighty film. This movie fits the bill if you're in the mood for some harmless, mostly mindless, fluffy entertainment.


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