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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

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 »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

[from trailer]
G.G. Sparrow: Who cares if I've had a few little nips and tucks? God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve!
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Soundtracks

Fix Me Jesus
Traditional
Arranged by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Queen Latifah feat. Pacashau Sacred Divinity Choir
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New faces, old places
2 December 2012 | by elgordo15See all my reviews

I love music. It might be the 45 years of performing it on one level or another or it might be that I just appreciate well-produced music, but the music in "Joyful Noise" is superb.

I wish that I could praise this movie even more, but I've seen it too many times already. There are shades of so many films past in here, the ones that come most to mind are "Brassed off" about a coal mining town in England fallen on hard times and their superb brass band who wins the national competition despite the town's reluctance to continue financially supporting it (sound familiar yet to anyone who has seen "Noise"?) and "The Preacher's Wife" with Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington about upheavals in the local church's choir. BTW, another big role in that movie, the Preacher, was played by Courtney B. Vance, who played (wait for it..) THE PREACHER in "Noise"! Didn't Vance at some point think to himself "Hey! I've done this before!". Maybe he did, I don't know, maybe he didn't care. I expected more from a movie fronted by such lights as Dolly Parton, Queen Latifa and Kris Kristopherson.

If you want to hear some roaring good music though, rent the DVD, crank up the bass, sit back and enjoy. Look past the movie and take the music for what it is, superb!


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