Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  7 June 2002 (USA)
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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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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)


$199,958 (South Africa) (1 November 2002)

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A chick flick for all seasons
24 June 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

A chick flick for chicks of all ages, "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" tells of four Louisiana ladies who establish their secret Ya-Ya sisterhood, bound by blood and oath and honor, at a young age and who remain friends over the years providing each other with friendship and support. The film's thin storyline is about one such "sister" (Burstyn/Judd) who has issues with her adult daughter (Bullock) and her sister Ya-Ya's who come to her rescue much to her dismay. What ensues is a warmly funny kind of jambalaya which makes up for its gaping plotholes with personality, charm, and rambunciousness as it stumbles through it story finally arriving gasping and wheezing at its feel good conclusion. Gagging material for grinches, most will find the "Ya-Yas" are just too damned much fun not to like on some level. (B)

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