Joyful Noise (film)

Joyful Noise is a 2012 American musical comedydrama film, starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, and introducing Jeremy Jordan. It was written and directed by Todd Graff, with gospelinfused music by Mervyn Warren. The film was released in U.S. theaters on January 13, 2012. In the film, two strongminded women are forced to cooperate when budget cuts threaten to shut down a smalltown choir. It received mixed to negative reviews from critics with praise for its songs and acting but criticism towards its script and tone.

Vi Rose has a son, Walter Dexter Darden, who has Asperger syndrome, and a talented, pretty and readytodate daughter, Olivia Keke Palmer. But Olivia is not ready to date under her mothers household rules. G. G. has recently begun caring for her rebellious, drifter grandson, Randy Jeremy Jordan. A romance blossoms between Olivia and Randy, which is strongly opposed by Vi Rose. Olivia also has a rival suitor, Manny Paul Woolfolk. At Randys urging, G. G., Olivia and most of the choir come to believe that some more contemporary arrangements prepared by Randy would be more successful for the choir. It also turns out that the choir has a chance at the national finals of the competition when the rival choir is found to have cheated by hiring professionals. But the pastor says that the church will not sponsor the choir unless they continue to use their reverent, traditional style.Vi Roses husband, Marcus Jesse L. Martin, enlisted in the army after having trouble finding work at home, but his prolonged absence has saddened his family and causes additional tension between Vi Rose and Olivia. Meanwhile, a vivacious member of the choir who choreographs their routines, Earla Angela Grovey, after a long dry stretch, finds passion first with Mr. Hsu Francis Jue, whose weak heart gives way by morning, and later with Justin Roy Huang. The towns tough times forces another choir member, Caleb Andy Karl, and his family out of business. Vi Rose and G. G. come to blows in a confrontation, Olivias frustration with her mother boils over, and G. G. threatens Pastor Dale with disendowing the church if the choir is not allowed to compete in the finals with the new arrangements. ........

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