Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. ... See full summary »
Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
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
At the beginning the license plate on the car says Louisiana 1937 See more »
In the plane, Vivi has her scarf on in the long shots, but all the close-ups show her with her hair loose. See more »
Teensy! I demand that you move this piece of shit outta my way, this very instant!
[takes off her sunglasses and glares directly at Vivi]
Who do you think you're talking to?
I know she's there. Now, what is going on? Is betrayal absolutely everywhere?
Yes. Your lifelong friends are programming your daughter to destroy you!
Well, somebody better tell me what's going on!
Vivi, calm down! You're just gonna have to trust us. If you go there now, you're gonna ruin EVERYBODY'S life!
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Sometimes, one can only be wounded deeply by family, and only at home; and sometimes the only place to be healed is by family where the wounding happened.
That's the message I gather they tried to tell us in `Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,' the problem is, they didn't do a very good job. Even with the incredible talent arrayed for the film, there just wasn't enough emotion, oomph, and `family' to make this all worthwhile.
Clearly, a dysfunctional family trying to come to grips with a less than stellar past is an admirable topic, but `Sisterhood' didn't deliver. I went in wanting to like this movie. I left feeling dismayed that they couldn't pull it off.
I can only hope the book is much better, because if it isn't, then filming it would have been an incredible waste of time.
If only they had tried harder. Or maybe felt more. Or maybe even managed to make me care about who they are, what they have been through, and how they came out of it.
The problem is, they didn't seem to try, there was too much lack of empathy and emotion, and they utterly failed to make be care about them as people. But even with that, I can see that they truly wanted to make something wonderful. I wish I had gotten to see that instead.
I give it a `3' because a `4' is just out of reach, sadly; and a mediocre `5' would have been a marked improvement.
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