Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

By Todd Graff

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2012-01-13
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Director: Todd Graff
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99


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). If these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town, they--and their choir--may make the most joyful noise of all.



  • Cheap Pitch Knockoff

    By Project Rye Bread
    Basically the Christian gospel choir version/alternative to Pitch Perfect. Except it was extremely uninspired, very poor writing, and the storyline itself was poorly constructed. Half the time the story was progressing nowhere. And for a musical there was very little music or singing ever. When they did sing, the songs were impossible to get into, none of the songs truly ever showcased Dolly and Latifah's powerful vocals, the male lead sounded auto-tuned, and the final ensemble song at the end when they're in the competition sounded like an awkward mixture of songs that just didn't go together and which made no sense.
  • One Of The Best Movies Of ALL. TIME.

    By JoyfulNoiseLover!!!
    This movie was just absolutely, without a doubt, wonderful. First off, the cast was AMAZING. Two queens with different backgrounds come together. Jeremy Jordan is one of the most talented young men I know, and I'm not just saying that. He is so good at displaying his character's attraction to Olivia (and he was engaged at the time). Not to mention he is a HUNK and heartthrob! Jeremy and Keke's voices (not to mention everyone else's) will blow you AWAY. I first saw this movie when I was twelve and remembered how good it was, and that I was still in awe on the car ride home from the theater. THOSE are the kinds of movies I will 100% spend my money on. 4 years later and I'm 10x more obsessed now that I'm older. It's hilarious, heart-warming, and will want to make you join your local choir ASAP. I do not have a single clue what those critics are talking about, it's a 5 star movie all-around. If you're considering renting/buying it, PLEASE PLEASE do. Spend under $5 and get a movie of a lifetime. It does have some strong language in it, but it's nothing you haven't heard before. It's a natural reaction to the situation at hand, so I completely understand. The music is OFF THE CHARTS, I get the songs stuck in my head for days. Wish the soundtrack came on vinyl! To wrap up this review, I love Joyful Noise, reminisce in it after watching it and get sentimental is was made back in 2012, and wish I could sing like Keke Palmer (heck, I wish I could sing like everyone in that movie!) All of my love, xoxo.
  • Amazing Funny Sad

    By Monkeytioididdkdk
    This movie stole has evrey emotion it's got me crying laughing and just plain surprised its evreything you want in a movie great musical I love the songs it's also a very moving movie!!!!
  • LOVE IT!!

    By Augi44
    I have the soundtrack on my ipod and its so great! i just need to own it now. I must say tho im not a fan of Dolly parton but she is really good in this movie. I would defintly watch it again!
  • I love this movie!!!😄

    By -$!FRANKI!$-
    The singing🎤 is awesome and I love the story.The acting is really funny too.
  • Joyful Noise

    I LOVE ❤❤❤ Joyful Noise! If you buy I will be HAPPY!
  • A creative movie

    By Vanessa6200
    This movie is awesome. It takes Christian music and hip hop and makes a movie worth watching. Everyone should watching this movie!
  • Love this freaking movie

    By Top wolf
    I have watched it 20 times and still love it great plot and an amazing sing from all the stars
  • It is powerful

    By Agent Gibis
    I think joyful noise has a powerful meaning telling that even if you lose hope you still win if you have a positive additude and a sence of humor you con still rise to the top! It has made a wonder influence on me :)
  • Not a good movie

    By Cookie843
    The music was wonderful, but the plot was lacking. I was very disappointed with Dolly Parton's performance. She lacked the charm she usually exudes.