People are always complaining about the lack of quality entertainment or entertainment that the whole family can enjoy, but “Joyful Noise” is a family-friendly, quality movie! So let’s support it!!! Below is the description of the movie from the “Joyful Noise” Facebook page…
Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star in “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal.
The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old.Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more heat between G.G. and Vi Rose.
If these two strong-willed women can overcome their differences and find a common voice, they—and their choir—may make the most joyful noise of all.
According to the AJC, as the film was shot in Atlanta, my folk from the A will recognize some of our fair city featured in the film….
“Although the movie is set in the fictional town of Pacashau, Ga., it’s pretty easy to spot local landmarks, including the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, where the final choir competition is held, and Howard’s in Smyrna, where Latifah and Parton fuss and flap at each other like a pair of wet hens. Bethany United Methodist Church in Fayetteville plays the role of Pacashau Divinity Church and the Union City/Jonesboro exit sign off I-85 is visible in one highway scene.
Gospel artist Kirk Franklin performs as the director of a competing choir in a loud and funky scene filmed at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.”
I plan to see “Joyful Noise,” and I hope you do too…