“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.”
I love musical films and I love Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. I was very excited to see this movie!
The music is this movie was fabulous. All of the musical numbers were top notch. The actors that sing in this film had amazing voices. Going in, I know that Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton had amazing voices. I was surprised how great the voices were of the two teenage leads, played by Keke Palmer and Jeremy Jordan. I loved all the gospel music in this movie and it was also fun to see their take on modern songs, such as, Man in the Mirror. This is a soundtrack I plan on purchasing soon.
The chemistry between Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton was great. These two together provide some of the funniest moments of the film. Their chemistry was great. My sister, the audience, and I were laughing pretty hard during these moments in the film. Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton also had some great dramatic and emotional moments moments during the story as well. Some tough and difficult topics are present in the film. This movie is not just a comedy, it has many dramatic and heart tugging moments that can be applied to the world today.
My one complaint about this movie is that it did have some really cheesy and corny moments. Most of this moments are meant to be taken seriously but they were laughable. Just be prepared for this as you are watching the movie.
Overall, my sister and I had a great time watching Joyful Noise. I think that the music was fantastic and makes the film worth seeing.
Joyful Noise gets bragging rights!
Joyful Noise is in theaters now. It is rated PG-13. For more information about Joyful Noise, you can visit the film’s official website.