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Overall B

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity C
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference.

Talk to your kids about…

Joyful Noise

Why is Vi Rose hesitant to let Randy join the choir? Does she have good reason to be wary of his motivations? Why is revamping the sound of the group a scary proposal?

Why is music often an important part of religious worship? How does singing in the choir inspire these congregation members, especially in the face of setbacks? How does singing help them feel the “Spirit” of God?

What relationship resolutions are portrayed in this film? Are they realistic?