CinemaBlend Reviews Joyful Noise

CB - Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, though a generation apart, have carved out undeniably unique roles for themselves in an industry that ordinarily insists on easy categories. Both broke out as iconoclastic musicians in their respective genres of country and rap, and both transitioned into remarkably successful acting careers, each playing roles essentially tailor-made to their personalities, since neither seems capable of actually disappearing into a role. It's been 10 years since Parton appeared in any film, all the while Latifah was appearing in a series of modest hits and getting an Oscar nomination, but they're an oddly apt pairing in Joyful Noise, a corny and broad comedy that still wrings some genuine delight out of its superstar leads and their younger co-stars.

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