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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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$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 »

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The Ya Yas arrive at Teensie's aunt's house in Atlanta for the premiere of Gone with the Wind in December 1939 in a 1941 or 1942 Packard. See more »

Quotes

Sidda: Daddy, did you get loved enough?
Shepard James 'Shep' Walker: What's enough? My question is, did you?
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Referenced in Don Friesen: Ask Your Mom (2012) See more »

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Lonely Avenue
(1958)
Music and Lyrics by Doc Pomus
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Blew me away!
25 November 2002 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I sat down on a Saturday night at 9:30 to watch this movie. I watched it through twice before I went to bed that night, twice again on Sunday, and now it's Monday night and I've just watched it all the way through again. And I NEVER do that!

I came to this movie with little or no expectations. I had not read the book (but I will!), although I knew it had been a bestseller for awhile, and was on Oprah's list. I hadn't even paid any attention to who was in it, so was thrilled to see one of my very favorite actresses, Ellen Burstyn.

I can't really tell you what made this movie speak to me the way it did. I had a very happy childhood, and so couldn't relate on that level at all. The cast was phenomenal, particularly Sandy Bullock as Siddalee.

All I can say is what someone before me already said - this is one you should judge for yourself, not by what others say.


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