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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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Callie Khouri

Writers:

Rebecca Wells (novels), Mark Andrus (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Sidda
Ellen Burstyn ... Vivi
Fionnula Flanagan ... Teensy
James Garner ... Shep Walker
Cherry Jones ... Buggy
Ashley Judd ... Younger Vivi
Shirley Knight ... Necie
Angus Macfadyen ... Connor
Maggie Smith ... Caro
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Younger Teensy
Katy Selverstone ... Younger Caro
Kiersten Warren ... Younger Necie
David Lee Smith ... Younger Shep Walker
Gina McKee ... Genevieve
Matthew Settle ... Jack
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Mothers. Daughters. The never-ending story of good vs. evil. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Divinos secretos See more »

Filming Locations:

Burgaw, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,167,412, 9 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,599,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,839,240
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the cars pull up in the field to go on the airplane ride, the same children are seen getting out of the cars several times (specifically the blonde girl in the car behind Viviane's car). 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 House M.D.: Euphoria: Part 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Sitting in the Window of My Room
Traditional, Arranged by T Bone Burnett and David Mansfield
Produced by T Bone Burnett
Performed by Alison Krauss
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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yawn yawn sisterhood
3 September 2002 | by npennSee all my reviews

I did everything I could not to walk out of this film. But, I couldn't hang in there and got a refund on my ticket, along with other disasisfied watchers. I don't understand how an amazing cast of proven actresses can create such a boring film.


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