In the overripe candy floss musical Joyful Noise, Kris Kristofferson plays the down-home choral director of the Georgia Sacred Divinity Church in rural Pacashau who dies during the opening credits, leaving behind a spunky widow named G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton), an exuberant choir headed for the church-sponsored Joyful Noise Gospel Competition in Los Angeles, and a big void from which the movie never recovers. But the gravel-voiced Mr. Kristofferson does return from the dead long enough to sing a duet with Dolly and punch things up considerably. This is the kind of country-flavored banana pudding of a movie where you are grateful for small blessings. Read More
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