- Genre: Comedy/Musical
- Director: Todd Graff
- Stars: Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer
- Rate: ***
You’d have to be pretty hard hearted not to get a charge out of the outsized enthusiasm of Joyful Noise.
OK, the script is overloaded; it’s unashamedly cornpone and “squeaky clean” is an understatement. It concerns a local church choir in a vaguely unsettlingly small Georgia town where everyone knows your business.
And sadly, Dolly Parton may have passed the surgical tipping point.
However, the third act gospel competition is a glorious bolt of musical lightning that all but obliterates these niggling problems.
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