A Georgia town puts lots of importance on a local church choir emerging victorious from a competition in writer-director Todd Graff's ("Bandslam") pleasant, tuneful comedy, which gives Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah chances to show off both their musical and comedic talents.
Latifah plays the group's leader, who wants to stay conservative in approach, while Parton is cast as a relative spitfire who wants to shake things up. Keke Palmer ("Akeelah and the Bee"), Courtney B. Vance, Kris Kristofferson and Jesse L. Martin also appear. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
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Queen Latifah (Warner Home Video / November 6, 2012)