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I Saw “Joyful Noise” This Weekend

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January 16, 2012 by The ReadyWriter


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. QTip says:

    Ok Tra u clearly wasn’t feelin this movie

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    • Sane says:

      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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  2. Acquitta says:

    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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  3. Gia says:

    “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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  4. Nicole says:

    People are right you can just look at this movie and see its a flop,,,

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  5. Danny says:

    snooze…. *yawning*

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  6. Wanda says:

    LOL @ “gospel fairy tale”
    Wow!!!

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  7. Angelhair says:

    It’s a tale as old as time. But will it be a hit in 2012? It doesn’t sound like it.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    sounds like “Joyful Noise” is a movie you can take your boyfriend/girlfriend AND your mom to see? 🙂

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  9. DaisyDukes says:

    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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  10. EbonyEyes says:

    I’ve been having a hard time accessing the ceo blog today

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  11. Lisa says:

    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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  12. Lexy says:

    Is the Queen PREG-GA-NUNT in that pic w/ Ms. Dolly?

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  13. Ionna says:

    I dont think i’ll see this movie but i’m watching Redtails… you can bet that.

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    • ELovely says:

      @Ionna, I can’t wait to see red tails either

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      • ELovely says:

        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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  14. Pinky says:

    *sigh* <~~~~~ wishes MY boobs sat up as high as Dolly's!

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    • Mahogany says:

      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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    • ELovely says:

      @Pinky
      NO YOU DON’T… LUV Your BOOBS Baby (They’re YOURS…)

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  15. Jamilla says:

    Looking Good Queen! lawd I miss Living Single

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  16. Yasha says:

    U-N-I-T-Y stands for unity….

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  17. EbonyEyes says:

    The Kang dresses up very nicely

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  18. Shawnia says:

    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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  19. CoCo says:

    Queen looks pretty but I still won’t see this movie. 🙂

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  20. Felicia says:

    khadijah looks pretty here

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  21. Tamala says:

    See you guys tomorrow. On my way to The Cheesecake Factory!

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  22. Olivijah says:

    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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  23. Ionna says:

    Alright yall Im outta here.

    Hopefully I wont get in any trouble tonight

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  24. CorporateBitch says:

    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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    • Cameo1 says:

      She’s 90 something…She almost dead. That’s a waste of the courts time, paper work…

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      • Al-scream says:

        @ 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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      • Pointman says:

        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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      • Yvonne says:

        cause the puzzy curve to my dyck.

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        LMAO 🙂 THIS should be one of the guy’s signatures

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      • Al-scream says:

        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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      • Mahogany says:

        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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      • Cameo1 says:

        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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      • Al-scream says:

        They said she named her son after ole boy 🙂

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      • Pointmen says:

        Paw Paw just leaked a 70 year old sex tape and naked drawins of his Ex 🙂 trifling

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  25. applebottomgirl2011 says:

    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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  26. Joanne says:

    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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  27. SpiceGirl says:

    “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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  28. Applebottom says:

    Lol @ this whole post, becuz Tra was not feelin this movie

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