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We Go Together?

Dolly Parton has a fitted choir robe in the film. Because you do not hide your light under a bushel.

“Joyful Noise,” out Friday, should satisfy everyone who’s been waiting for Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton to FINALLY do a movie together. Here are more satisfyingly weird pairings in films.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito
In 1988’s “Twins,” the two opposite ends of the physical spectrum play, well, twins. How? Through the wonders of Hollywood science.

Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis
Tall, dark and handsome takes a road trip with furry, offbeat and cuddly in “Due Date,” a comedy from 2010. It’s like a vacation with Iron Man Tony Stark and Tony Stark’s manic teddy bear.

Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt
“Young Adult,” now in theaters, uses the awkward pseudo-friendship between their characters to illustrate that beautiful people are often horrible and that Patton Oswalt can act.

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
“Moneyball” (2010) continued the “hottie/dork” tradition, pairing Hollywood’s golden god with everyone’s favorite curly-haired, sarcastic buddy. Who would you pick for your team?

Janeane Garofalo and Uma Thurman
“The Truth About Cats & Dogs” (1996) elicits laughs simply by showing the 6-foot Thurman and the 5-foot Garofalo walking down the street. They look like an adorable Chihuahua trying to keep up with a greyhound.

Kristen Page-Kirby covers film, arts and events for Express.



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