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Joyful Noise (DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Joyful Noise tells the story of an unlikely partnership between two strong-minded women who are forced to work together to save a small town Gospel Choir after budget cuts threaten to shut them down. Music is a very important component to the story.
Recommended Age: 13 years and up
||Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan|
||AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Number of Discs:
||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:
||May 01, 2012|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 244 reviews|
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40 of 43 found the following review helpful:
Starting 2012 off right!!Mar 26, 2012
This movie was so inspiring that I went out and bought the soundtrack and told all my friends and acquaintances about it. We need more movies like this !! The message was inspiring and the music awesome!! If you love gospel music , you'll love this movie. It brought back memories of when I used to sing in a choir and made me want to join again.
38 of 42 found the following review helpful:
"The Story of the Duelling Divas!"Mar 07, 2012
By Terry Richard
Dolly Parton made her first film in 20 years in "Joyful Noise", a movie filled with music, love, young romance and a great on-screen war between two of music's most beloved singers Dolly and Queen Latifah.
The film opened in January, 2012 and became a box office hit making nearly $31,000,000 as of March 7, 2012. Critics and fans of both Dolly and Queen Latifah have enjoyed the movie tremendously. The film comes to BluRay and DVD formats on May 1, 2012.
The story deals with a woman named G.G. Sparrow whose husband (played by Kris Kristofferson) recently dies. Upon his death G.G. believes she will lead the Church's Choir until she is told the congregation has decided that Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) would be better suited for the job. That is when the war starts between these two dames with insults, name-calling and a fabulous food fight scene which takes place in a restaurant that took two days to film.
There is also a young romance brimming between G.G.'s grandson and Vi's daughter that is both emotional and touching.
The music to the film is produced by none other than Mervyn Warren who did the music for the "Sister Act" movies as well as "The Preacher's Wife". Both Dolly and Queen Latifah show off their vocal prowess and the young leads played by Jeremy Jordon and Keke Palmer are first-rate singers. The soundtrack became a certified hit and the music is simply outstanding. Dolly herself wrote three songs including the beautiful "From Here To The Moon And Back", a song she wrote for her real-life husband.
The Blu Ray will have a slew of bonus features including the featurettes "Spotlight on a Song: Dolly Parton's 'From Here To The Moon And Back'", "Inspiration of Joyful Noise", "Make Some Noise", "Leading Ladies", extended songs and a digital version of the movie for download.
In March, 2012 Dolly Parton talked with a Singapore newspaper about how she and others involved with "Joyful Noise" were disappointed with the film's box office performance. Dolly stated, "The movie was not as big as we hoped it would be. But you go into every project hoping it's going to be a hit. Of course, not everything is. Sometimes your shocked, sometimes your surprised, sometimes things that you don't think will be that big turn out to be a big hit. And it was a joyful time for me."
Special features include interviews with the cast and crew.
28 of 30 found the following review helpful:
Awesome Movie of Music!!!Mar 19, 2012
This movie was awesome! I enjoyed every minute of it! I loved the music, the story line, and Dolly's and Queen Latifah's feud during the movie! It has a cute, sweet ending and it had me wanting more! I immediately went out and bought the soundtrack and it hasn't left my car! I can't wait till the Blue Ray/DVD release so I can add it too my collection! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Joyful DefinitelyMar 27, 2012
By Movie Lover
I won't repeat the plot because the other reviewers have done an excellent job of that. But I would like to add that this movie is very uplifting and joyful.
I was impressed by one scene in particular. Queen Latifah's son has a medical condition that he was born with. He asks his mother if she loved him why doesn't she hate God -- who made him this way. Her answer was definitely spot on.
The music is great although most of it is secular music transferred to a gospel choir, much like Sister Act. I thoroughly enjoyed the music!
I enjoyed this movie immensely and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good family movie with great music. :)
15 of 17 found the following review helpful:
DisappointedMay 31, 2012
Despite the excellent music, I found this movie extremely disappointing. I have admired both Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah for some time, and looked forward to seeing them mix their moxies. But the shallowness of characters the wrongness of the behaviors just left me embarrassed for everyone involved. The bad boy becomes the hero only because he can choreograph good music, not because he's had a change of heart. We're supposed to just forget about the fact that he stalked and kidnapped the heroine. The ruthlessness of the competition for music designed to praise God is disturbing. And the sexual double entendres in the gospel songs was downright embarrassing. I left this movie depressed at the thought that Americans may have forgotten how to preserve the sacred in anything.
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