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I Saw “Joyful Noise” This Weekend


And if you like going to church for the drama of the choir, the songs and entertainment, then this movie is for you!

The place: a Georgia town, deep in poverty. The characters: the Pacashau Sacred Divinity Choir. The occasion: Just as the choir leader dies of a heart attack, the annual gospel choir competition is approaching. Two strong women are in competition for the job of choir director. Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) and G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton). Pastor Dale (Courtney B. Vance) gives Vi Rose the position, although G.G. is the widow of the former director and believes she should have inherited the honor.

The choir is not a large choir, but small (most of them pictured here above), with most of its members looking typecast. It’s a small church, but has plenty of empty seats during services. (Cutting corners on extras?) It is completely racially integrated, which I believe is not that common even in modern Georgia. The film has almost no specifically spiritual content; the purpose of the choir is not to praise God but to win contests.

The music in this film is partly secular but inspiring.

I thought the movie was okay, Queen Latifah’s role was strong but looking at Dolly Parton made my eyes hurt., she looked plastic from the chin up.

“Joyful Noise,” is a squeaky-clean pop-gospel fairy tale with a happy ending., which I thought was a bit unrealistic. If you decide to see it, you be the judge.

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63 thoughts on “I Saw “Joyful Noise” This Weekend

    1. Ok Tra u clearly wasn’t feelin this movie
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      she wasn’t, you can tell becus her post is missing the hype about it!!!

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  1. LOL 🙂 @
    “Joyful Noise,” is a squeaky-clean pop-gospel fairy tale with a happy ending., which I thought was a bit unrealistic”

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  2. “Queen Latifah’s role was strong but looking at Dolly Parton made my eyes hurt., she looked plastic from the chin up.”

    Who can look past Dolly’s freakish plastic surgery at that point?

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  3. This movie was a cross between “Footloose” and “Sister Act,” music was nice but the storyline a bit dry. yeah I saw it! 🙂

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  4. I think Queen looks sooo much better with a good weave and make up. Those earrings are really nice and her dress really compliments her complexion. :goodjob: queen

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      1. George Lucas said he’s been sitting on Red Tails for almost 20 years and he funded it himself. He said the powers that be didn’t sign off on it because there were no yt people in major roles (read: starring). Dude says it’s a trilogy but he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to make the other two if folks don’t go see this one. :copsfivetickets:

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    1. lol pinky…those turtle neck boobs are man made..u don’t want those.

      Dolly used to be so pretty…now she looks like a wax figurine.

      I won’t pay to go see this movie either..but I hope it does well. I like Queen…she seems really funny and down to earth.

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  5. Am I the ONLY one who thinks Queen looks a lot pregnant in the photo? I mean, I know she has always been thick, but she looks very round in the middle. And there has been chatter that she and her long time girlfriend wanted to have a baby or adopt.

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  6. Me no likey Queen Latifah. I used to like her back in the day when she was rappin “Ladies First” and “Latifiah’s Had it Up To Hear”. But since she did that gawd awful movie with Steve Martin, started putting out Jazz Music and being a Cover Girl, I haven’t been able to stomach the Queen. There is just something that annoys me about her, and Sandra Bullock, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

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  7. Man divorcing wife of 77 years over her affair in 1940s

    A 99-year-old Italian man is divorcing his wife of 77 years after finding a packet of old love letters that revealed an affair she had in the 1940s, the Daily Telegraph reports.

    Men can never accept being cheated on Weak bastids

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      1. @ Corp, if she didnt want to suffer the outcome she shouldnt have done it.. Besides How she gone keep them letters around forty years then all surprised when dude put her out. I mean at least hide the fact that you cheated back then I bet she was looking for ole boy on Facebook too Do better old ladies

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      2. Yall all insensitive! Dude was running around like Lance from the Best Man.

        I know she ain’t neva been with nobody but, me cause the puzzy curve to my dyck.

        Now that trollop done crushed his spirit.

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      3. LMAO 🙂
        Me thinks Granny found ole (really old) boy on FB, and was just trying to “let herself get found out”.

        Granny needs loving too yall “)

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      4. I just did the math. That shyt was about 70 yrs ago. She ain’t even gotta sweat it. His ole ass will probably faget this shit by tomorrow.

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      5. Paw Paw done put himself on blast! YOu know he been bragging to his boys about how good and chaste she was. Now her name all in the papers proving Paw Paw is a liar. She ain’t right. 😦

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  8. I knew “Joyful noise” looked like a dry movie., esp if the plot was a choir competition. No thank you to this one.

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      1. Morning my fellow *Ceo Constituents*, I’ve always been here! Ain’t gone nowhere, I’ve just been LURKING…But I’m appreciating the love 🙂

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      2. Ain’t gone nowhere, I’ve just been LURKING…But I’m appreciating the love
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        Yeah well i lurk too but please check in from time to time Boo.

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      3. Hey ceo peeps, how was ya loong weekend?
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        Mine was all good. I just didn’t go see this dry ass movie Tracy blogged about. NEW POST PLEASE!!!!

        Morning everybody!

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  9. LOL 🙂 @ “if you like going to church for the drama of the choir, the songs and entertainment, then this movie is for you!”

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  10. “Joyful Noise,” is a squeaky-clean pop-gospel fairy tale with a happy ending., which I thought was a bit unrealistic. If you decide to see it, you be the judge.”

    Yeah everything just turned out perfect in the end. Latifiah’s husband came back to her and the choir HO who slept with Mr. Chu got married to another goofy looking chinese dude. so yeah the happy ending was unrealistic @ Tra and everything just seemed to work out for everybody.

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