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Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah ("Chicago," "Hairspray") and Dolly Parton ("Transamerica," "Steel Magnolias," "Nine to Five") star in Alcon Entertainment's and Warner Bros. Pictures' "Joyful Noise," a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. 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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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.Read more ›
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!Read more ›
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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I saw a review of this movie and wanted it. I am so glad Amazon carried this type of movie. Great to have for my family and friends.Published 12 days ago by Paulette M
I originally thought this a fantastic movie, but then I noticed very little respect was given to the Christian Music genre... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Wayne J. Villines
THE QUEEN REIGNS AND PARTON IS AWESOME! THE LEAD NEWCOMERS CAN REALLY SING AS WELL.Published 1 month ago by Anne Marie McNeil
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