Joyful Noise parents guide

Joyful Noise

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.

Release date January 13, 2012

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity C
Substance Use A-

Why is Joyful Noise rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Joyful Noise PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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Joyful Noise
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Joyful Noise rated PG-13? Joyful Noise is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some language including a sexual reference.

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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Joyful Noise
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Joyful Noise is directed by Todd Graff and stars Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Joyful Noise movie is May 1, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes; Joyful Noise

Release Date: 1 May 2012

Joyful Noise releases to home video with the following extras:

- Spotlight on a Song: Dolly Parton’s “From Here to the Moon”

- Inspiration of Joyful Noise

- Make Some Noise

- Leading Ladies

- Extended songs

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Gospel music competitions fuel the scripts of the movies Sister Act 2 and The Fighting Temptations. Keke Palmer, who plays the daughter of one of the divas, gets involved in another kind of competition in Akeelah and the Bee.