Washington: Dolly Parton, who is back on the big screen with new movie ‘Joyful Noise’ has revealed that America has lost its “morals, principals and values.”
The country music legend insisted that there is more to the film than just music and a good time.
“The film is uplifting and I want people to go away feeling better than they did when they got here, because times are hard right now,” Fox News quoted 65-year-old star as saying.
“Everybody’s been feeling a little scared and a little down, and the economy has been bad and people don’t know what to think.
“We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days.
“People are looking for something a little more stable; people are feeling like they need to get closer to God.
“So (the movie has) got a lot of heart, a lot of soul.
“It’s about community, it’s about pulling together and it’s about believing in something bigger and better than you,” she said.
Set in the small, struggling town of Pacashau, Georgia, ‘Joyful Noise’ - which opens in theaters on Friday - tells the story of the Divinity Church Choir’s quest to lift the community’s spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition.
However, the discord between its two leading ladies threatens to destroy that dream.
Parton said that working on the faith-based film brought her closer to God.