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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 June 2002 (USA)
After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.

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Siddalee, a famous New York playwright, is quoted in Time magazine and infuriates her dramatic, Southern mother. A long-distant fight wages until her mother's friends (and members of the Yaya Sisterhood) kidnap Siddalee and take her "home" to the South, where they hope to explain her mother's history and to patch up the rift between mother and daughter. Written by kzmckeown

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The Secret Is Out See more »

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, language, and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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7 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Divinos secretos  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,167,412 (USA) (7 June 2002)

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$69,586,544 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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Several of the cast members (Fionnula Flanagan, Gina McKee, and Maggie Smith) were born outside of the US, although they were supposed to be portraying Americans from the American south. See more »

Goofs

When old Vivi knocks on old Shep's door and subsequently they hug, their positions change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Vivi: Mary... mother of the motherless? Can you see me? I'm here! It's me again! I need divine intervention once again. Quelle grande surprise. And here it is. My oldest daughter, Siddalee, the one I've been complaining about? The loudmouth? She may be walking away from true love. Please stop her. Don't let her run away. This is because of me. She never said it, but... I know. She's only seen me holding back. I take full responsibility. But I'd appreciate you keeping that to yourself. Please pass ...
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Referenced in Don Friesen: Ask Your Mom (2012) See more »

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Dimming of the Day
(1975)
Written by Richard Thompson
Strings Arranged by Stephen Barber
Performed by Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent is an understatement
13 October 2002 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Excellent is an understatement. The movie, which I saw yesterday, was exactly like the book, which I read a few months ago. The actors captured the characters perfectly. The story was moving, powerful and heart-warming. It makes you feel sad, then happy, then sad and then happy again. Maggie Smith was hilarious as Caro and Ellen Burstyn was outstanding as Vivi Dahlin'. Ashley Judd played the part of young Vivi brilliantly. It's probably her finest performance yet. All in all, the movie was wonderfully made and didn't deviate from the book, like so many films do. You HAVE to see this film.


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