Joyful Noise

Release Date: January 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Hard times have fallen on Pacashau, Ga., but the townspeople have faith that the Divinity Church Choir will lift their spirits by winning a national competition. The choir has always made beautiful music, but now, its two leading ladies have hit a sour note. Vi Rose (Queen Latifah) believes that a traditional style is the key to victory, but G.G. (Dolly Parton) thinks tried-and-true means tired-and-old. The two singers must find a harmonious chord or risk losing everything.

Cast: Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Courtney B. Vance, Dexter Darden, Kris Kristofferson, Jesse L. Martin

Director: Todd Graff

Genres: Comedy drama , Musical

Production Co: Farrell Paura Productions, O.N.C. Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest , Love , Rivalry , Amusing , 2010s , Competition , Daughter , Los Angeles ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Staggeringly cornball and squeaky-clean even when flirting with such issues as interracial sexual rivalries. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Todd Graff's would-be inspirational film lift their voices in song that makes you smile, and squander their voices on dialogue that makes you cringe (but also smile in oddly pleasurable disbelief). show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Though one wishes Graff's eye were as developed as his keen ear, he elicits rafter-raising musical performances from Latifah, Palmer, and Jordan that are irresistible fun. show more

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