One of the things I love about church is good ‘ole, toe-tapping music. Music has the power to lift your spirit in praise. “Joyful Noise”, starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, follows the journey of one church choir as they strive to bring something special back to their small town.
About “Joyful Noise”
One of the things I was looking forward to the most about “Joyful Noise” was the music. Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah – people would pay to see those two perform together. There is no doubt that both of these ladies can belt. There were a couple of duets and solos for each lady and,as expected, they were amazing. What was a surprise were the impressive performances by KeKe Palmer and Jeremy Jordan, two young actors who bright a little bit of “hip” to the movie.
“Joyful Noise” begins with the Divinity Church Choir performing at the National Joyful Noise Competition. Mid-song, their beloved choir director passes away. The church votes Vi Rose Hill, played by Queen Latifah, as the new choir director and she continues leading the choir in traditional gospel songs and gospel singing. After dabbling with some Michael Jackson (Man in the Mirror), the music gets “hipped” up a notch when G.G.’s nephew comes to town. His presence has an impact on Vi Rose’s life in ways that are unexpected.
I love gospel music, so I found all of the gospel music and the beautiful solo that Latifah sang simply beautiful. The audience at the National Joyful Noise Competition was a tougher crowd, and after discovering that one of their competitors was a talented twelve-year old choir, Vi Rose decides to perform a hip-hop gospel performance, with influences from modern songs, to bring the crowd to its feet.
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“Joyful Noise” Trailer
“Joyful Noise” Online
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.