Joyful Noise

Dream a whole lot louder.


Joyful Noise
Set in a small Southern USA town, a racially-mixed church has an major problem when their choir director dies. Two women, one white and one black, both want the job, and when the 'wrong' one gets it, the scene is set for a vicious catfight, which remains mostly verbal. Complicating matters is the blooming romance between the daughter of one of women, and the nephew of the other. The critics were generally underwhelmed.

118 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Comedy, Musical, Female interest.

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Credits

Cast
Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Dexter Darden, Courtney B. Vance
Director
Todd Graff
ScreenplayTodd Graff
MusicMervyn Warren
CinematographyDavid Boyd
EditingKathryn Himoff
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2012
Produced byAlcon Entertainment, Farrell Paura Productions, Gospel Truth Pictures, O.N.C. Entertainment

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Amanda de Lange quote iconVoorspelbare gelukkige einde.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconCornball comedy is devoid of subtlety.
10
Box Office
Kate Erbland quote iconA well-meaning production that consistently fails to deliver on even the most basic of cinematic expectations, all while covering up stunning ineptitude with bloated song-and-dance numbers.
3
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconJoyful Noise is an ungainly assembly of parts that don't fit, and the strange thing is that it makes no particular effort to please its target audience, which would seem to be lovers of gospel choirs.
8
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
10
Metacritic.com
31 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
98 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconJoyful 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.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
Movie Review Intelligence
43 critics
10

What the People say

Internet
1418 Netizens quote iconA Feel-good movie
10

Average .. 43%

9

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