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Still shot from the movie: Joyful Noise.

Joyful Noise

Any hopes of making a "Joyful Noise" are lost when two discordant members of a gospel choir (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) fight over who and how they should prepare the group for a national competition. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 13 Jan 2012
Video Release: 01 May 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Joyful Noise Rated PG-13?


Violence: A parent and child quarrel on several occasions. One argument results in a slap. A character runs into a tree branch and is knocked to the ground. Adults exchange words several times. Two women resort to brief, comedic physical violence in one scene. Death and a funeral are depicted. A young man takes off with a teen girl without parental permission. Boys engage in a fistfight. One character is hit in the groin. Bloody injuries result.

Sexual Content: Two unmarried adults spend the night together after kissing and groping one another outside of the church. Couples, including teens, kiss on several occasions. The script contains several sexual jokes aimed at a pair of adolescents. A girl makes a suggestive comment about her body. Characters at a nightclub dance evocatively. A boy teaches morally improper lyrics to another character.

Language: A string of moderate profanities, scatological slang, terms of Deity and some name- calling is used in this script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol appears to be served with dinner in one scene.

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