Writer/director Todd Graff’s Joyful Noise
can be easily defined with a little pop-culture math: Glee
– anything having to do with homosexuality + Tyler Perry = Joyful Noise
The movie stars Queen Latifah as Vi Rose Hill, a no-nonsense single mom who is selected to become the choir leader for her small Georgia town’s church congregation after the previous leader (Kris Kristofferson) dies of a heart attack while the ensemble perform in the early stages of an annual national gospel contest. This decision doesn’t sit well with G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton), the former choir leader’s wife and the church’s biggest benefactor. The two women butt he...