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Joyful Noise (2012)

Joyful Noise

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

January 13, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

118 min.

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Todd Graff

Producer

Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Catherine Paura, Joseph Farrell, Michael G. Nathanson

Screenwriter

Todd Graff

Starring

Story


The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.'s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose's beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more heat between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong-willed women can overcome their differences and find a common voice, they--and their choir--may make the most joyful noise of all.

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Jeremy Jordan stars as Randy Garrity and Keke Palmer stars as Olivia Hill in Warner Bros. Pictures' Joyful Noise (2012)
Dolly Parton stars as G.G. Sparrow and Queen Latifah stars as Vi Rose Hill in Warner Bros. Pictures' Joyful Noise (2012)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Queen Latifah
The Premiere of Joyful Noise - Arrivals
Jan 09, 2012
Queen Latifah
The Premiere of Joyful Noise - Arrivals
Jan 09, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..despite the sheer volume of music on offer, very little of it feels authentic -- or especially inspiring..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..reflects the soaring songs of that time but not the gritty movies..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
“..the movie is well aware that hard times in poor towns affect everyone regardless of race, and the hope in those upraised voices is a response to something dark and real..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]