Joyful Noise

Two choir members – a youngish black one and an old white one – have differing opinions on how to win the national choir competition.

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 (Queen Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Dolly 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.

Dolly Parton’s return to the big screen… her first major role since 1989’s Steel Magnolias.

Starring: Queen LatifahKeke PalmerCourtney B. VanceJesse L. MartinJeremy JordanDexter DardenDolly PartonAndy KarlAngela GroveyKirk Franklin
Genres: ComedyMusic
Directed By: Todd Graff
Runtime: 118 minutes
Studio: WB
Total Box Office: 30.9 MIL
MPAA Rating PG-13

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