Joyful Noise (2012)
Critic 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.
Joyful Noise Photos
Watch it now
as Vi Rose Hill
as G.G. Sparrow
as Olivia Hill
as Walter Hill
as Pastor Dale
as Baylor Skykes
as Bernard Sparrow
as Marcus Hill
as Mr. Hsu
as Officer Darrell Lino
as "Mighty High" Soloist
as Our Lady Of Perpetual Tears Soloist
as Caleb's Dad
as Restaurant Manager
as Stage Manager
as Club Girl
as Man At Table
as Church Kitchen Patron #1
as Church Kitchen Patron #2
as Man With Cellphone
News & Interviews for Joyful Noise
Critic Reviews for Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise comes alive in the performance scenes but the dramatic dialogue is so insipid that even good actors sound as though they're reading from a generic cut-and-paste script.
Even numbers by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson take on a religious note. Not much of a God-given screenplay, however.
Todd Graff's film sags badly in the middle and is clunky with social context (recession, Asperger's), but there's enough good heart to see you through.
Actor-turned-director Todd Graff actually knows what he's doing.
As manufactured, saccharine and unsubtle as Parton, but who's to mess with a winning formula?
Audience Reviews for Joyful Noise
"Joyful Noise was indeed joyful. I liked it. I thought it had an essence of Glee and Sister Act going for it. The movie had a lot of emotions going on in it. You had mourning, joy, silliness, humor, and a lot of the times, heartfelt scenes. I thought everyone did a great job. I couldn't believe the Queen put Ms. Dolly in a headlock. That was pretty funny. It's something to watch with the kids. I enjoyed the singing and the ribbing Dolly and the Queen gave each other. I would probably see this again."
Corny, sappy and predictable, but I expected that. Big payoff at the end, which I expected and enjoyed. The rest of the movie was average at best. Dolly Parton's face is quite comical....
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.
Joyful Noise Quotes
|G.G. Sparrow:||Bernie, you old son of a baptist.|
|G.G. Sparrow:||Get your butt off my table, I eat there.|
|G.G. Sparrow:||Well, I am who I am.|
|Vi Rose Hill:||Well, maybe you were... five procedures ago!|
|G.G. Sparrow:||Who cares if I've had a few little nips and tucks? God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve!|