Joyful Noise 2012 PG-13 CC

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Oscar nominees Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star in this funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal.

Starring:
Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton
Runtime:
1 hour, 58 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Music, Comedy
Director Todd Graff
Starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton
Supporting actors Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Dexter Darden, Courtney B. Vance, Jesse L. Martin, Kirk Franklin, Angela Grovey, Andy Karl, Dequina Moore, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Woolfolk, Francis Jue, Roy Huang, Judd Lormand, Karen Peck, Ivan Kelley Jr., David Dwyer, Stevie Ray Dallimore
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By mellowhaven on March 26, 2012
Format: DVD
This movie was so inspiring that I went out and bought the soundtrack and told all my friends and acquaintances about it. We need more movies like this !! The message was inspiring and the music awesome!! If you love gospel music , you'll love this movie. It brought back memories of when I used to sing in a choir and made me want to join again.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Terrance Richard TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 7, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Dolly Parton made her first film in 20 years in "Joyful Noise", a movie filled with music, love, young romance and a great on-screen war between two of music's most beloved singers Dolly and Queen Latifah.

The film opened in January, 2012 and became a box office hit making nearly $31,000,000 as of March 7, 2012. Critics and fans of both Dolly and Queen Latifah have enjoyed the movie tremendously. The film comes to BluRay and DVD formats on May 1, 2012.

The story deals with a woman named G.G. Sparrow whose husband (played by Kris Kristofferson) recently dies. Upon his death G.G. believes she will lead the Church's Choir until she is told the congregation has decided that Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) would be better suited for the job. That is when the war starts between these two dames with insults, name-calling and a fabulous food fight scene which takes place in a restaurant that took two days to film.

There is also a young romance brimming between G.G.'s grandson and Vi's daughter that is both emotional and touching.

The music to the film is produced by none other than Mervyn Warren who did the music for the "Sister Act" movies as well as "The Preacher's Wife". Both Dolly and Queen Latifah show off their vocal prowess and the young leads played by Jeremy Jordon and Keke Palmer are first-rate singers. The soundtrack became a certified hit and the music is simply outstanding. Dolly herself wrote three songs including the beautiful "From Here To The Moon And Back", a song she wrote for her real-life husband.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Terrance Richard TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 28, 2011
After 20 years of being away from the silver screen (her last feature film was 1992's "Straight Talk") legend Dolly Parton teams up with the great Queen Latifah for "Joyful Noise", a movie hitting theatres on January 13th, 2012. The plot deals with Dolly's character (Gi Gi) who is married to the choir director. Her husband (played by Kris Kristofferson) suddenly dies and she believes that upon her husband's death she will lead the Church choir. However, the Church decides to allow the character played by Queen Latifah (Vi Rose Hill) to head the choir and this leads to all kinds of rivalry between the two. The choir, once organized properly competes in various competitions around the country.

The music is fantastic and features some wonderful remakes as well as new material written by Dolly Parton, three new songs including her self-penned haaunting "From Here To The Moon And Back" that she wrote for her real-life husband. Both Dolly and Latifah sing in the movie. There are also some wonderful remakes of both classic and pop songs including Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" and Chris Brown's "Forever".

The subplot deals with the love affair between two young people played to perfection by Jeremy Jordon (a Broadway actor) and Keke Palmer, Dolly and the Queen's grandson and daughter, who ultimately brings everything together.

The movie is heart warming, funny, sad, and uplifting and should be a certified box office champ when it's released nation wide.

Dolly's part was written with her specifically in mind by Todd Graff, the film's writer and director.

Mervynn Warren who worked on the music on "Sister Act 2" and "The Preacher's Wife" has produced the soundtrack so look for that in stores. I for one cannot wait!
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By SavedbyJesus2005 on March 19, 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This movie was awesome! I enjoyed every minute of it! I loved the music, the story line, and Dolly's and Queen Latifah's feud during the movie! It has a cute, sweet ending and it had me wanting more! I immediately went out and bought the soundtrack and it hasn't left my car! I can't wait till the Blue Ray/DVD release so I can add it too my collection! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Movie Lover on March 27, 2012
Format: DVD
I won't repeat the plot because the other reviewers have done an excellent job of that. But I would like to add that this movie is very uplifting and joyful.

I was impressed by one scene in particular. Queen Latifah's son has a medical condition that he was born with. He asks his mother if she loved him why doesn't she hate God -- who made him this way. Her answer was definitely spot on.

The music is great although most of it is secular music transferred to a gospel choir, much like Sister Act. I thoroughly enjoyed the music!

I enjoyed this movie immensely and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good family movie with great music. :)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Laura on May 5, 2012
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This movie is not going to change your life, but it will definitely make you smile. Is it silly? Of course it is! It was intended to be. But it also made me laugh and hum along. It is cotton candy in the movie world--light and utterly without substance, but delightful all the same.
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