Joyful Noise

First class actors and first class idea but not first class script. Still, it is a very positive and fun movie with good values. Movie centers on the members church choir who are going to compete in a big competition. A young romance is treated in a realistic but positive way: the teenagers are in love but a bit naive.  Parents and grown-ups don’t always understand the young romance, etc. The romance eventually works out after some mistakes and missteps. What helps is everybody trying to be honest. I thought that part was nicely done. There is also a positive and thoughtful treatment of a boy who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome. Some of the dialogues in the movie are not very well done, but I applaud the writers and creators for the good that is clearly present in the movie. Some of the song sequences are fun while others are stupid (my opinion, anyway).

About the Author:

Father Ernest Daly was ordained a priest by Pope John Paul II in 1991. He has an MA in Philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome, and an MA in Theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Fr. Ernest has spent the last 30 years of his life working in schools and with young people, and has been publishing Our Faith In Action® since its founding in 2003. He loves skiing, movies, and hanging out with his nieces and nephews (he has a ton!).

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