A depressed homemaker learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.
A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
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
Gina McKee, who played the mother of Jack and the younger Teensy Melissa Whitman (jacculine McKenzie and Matthew Settle) is only 3 years older than her on screen daughter and is only 5 years older than her on screen son
Several of the cast members (Fionnula Flanagan, Gina McKee, and Angus Macfadyen) were born outside of the US, although they were supposed to be portraying Americans from the American south. Macfadyen was not portraying a southerner. See more »
When Vivi, Caro, and Teensy are in the tub, Vivi's hair is in/out of the tub between shots. See more »
[to herself, after Vivi discovers that Sidda is in Pecan Grove with the other Ya-Ya's]
Oh, what a surprise! Look what the backstabbing, traitorous cats dragged in! Oh, look who it is! All my old EX-FRIENDS! And the biological fruit of my womb... that rotted!
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This film is really a celebration of female relationships between; mothers and daughters, between girl friends and between wife and husband. There are numerous flash backs, but the film flows at a good pace that it is not a distraction at all.
The storyline is very light hearted to begin with, but gets darker. Ashley Judd does a great performance as an Alcohol addicted mother and Ellen Burstyn is also good as the older character, played by Ashley Judd. The humour is funny enough and does not go overboard. See this film with your girl friends, and make sure you bring a box of Kleenex with you. A two thumbs up.
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