Joyful Noise 2012

Joyful Noise

Critics Consensus

Joyful Noise's musical numbers are solidly entertaining, and it benefits from Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton's sizable chemistry; unfortunately, they aren't enough to make up for the rest of the film.

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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.

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  • Jun 26, 2013
    A little cheesy and silly, but I really liked it. I adore Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and I thought they were great in their parts.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2012
    This movie was a really good feel-good movie. I was smiling throughout the whole thing and all in all just felt really happy. Great vocals on all the cast members, which made all the songs a joy to listen to. The story is fine - it has both funny and sincere moments. Really, there isn't much to say about this. If you like the trailer, and you're okay with musicals and religious content, you will probably enjoy this film just as much as I did. What did this movie teach me? God is like a parent - you don't always understand why they do what they do, but they'll always love you.
    Sarah . Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2012
    Who would have ever said "man I wish Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah made a movie together"? Well, someone did and they did. This is a dramedy/musical. Story of a church choice trying to get their act together after a death in their church, while trying to win a choir competition. Parton and Larifah are obviously opposites and their characters reflect their real life persona's and they clash. While they glass Parton's grandson and Latifah's son start a romance, adding a good dynamic to the story. However the movie is filled with chiche's, a mix of good and odd musical choices, and cheesy performances. Definitely a chick flick, guys skip this one.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2012
    Formulaic entertainment that suffers whenever Queen Latifah or Dolly Parton is off the screen. They are both in fine voice although it's a horror show what Dolly has done to her face. Enjoyable but forgettable and minor.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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