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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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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$69,599,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,839,240
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the same time as "A Walk To Remember" with actor David Lee Smith pulling duty in both movies with important roles. In Ya-Ya Sisterhood, he plays the version of Shep Walker married to Ashley Judd's version of Viviane while in "A Walk To Remember", he plays Dr. Carter, Landon's (Shane West) father. See more »

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When old Vivi knocks on old Shep's door and subsequently they hug, their positions change between shots. See more »

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[after getting off the phone with her mother, who slams the phone and screams on the other line, Siddalee does the same thing]
Sidda: I am SICK AND TIRED OF HER TANTRUMS AND DRUNKEN RAGES! I HEARD THE ICE CLINKING IN THE GLASS MOMMA! SOUNDS OF MY HAPPY CHILDHOOD!
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Referenced in Hope & Faith: The Un-Graduate (2003) See more »

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Dimming of the Day
(1975)
Written by Richard Thompson
Strings Arranged by Stephen Barber
Performed by Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A crying shame
12 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

What a shame!!! This is the worst excuse for an adaptation of a novel I have ever seen. Nothing is explained about Siddalee, Shep, Vivi, the Ya-Yas, the younger siblings, Buggy, etc. No one will understand fully the anguish that the children went through as children or the anguish that Vivi went through in her own childhood. Shortcuts were taken left and right in this film, much to the detriment of the storyline. For instance, Shep is not a living saint, Vivi did not simply beat her children because of dexamyl, Teensy's mother is barely mentioned, Vivi's stay at the boarding school was left out, and where is Aunt Jezie, grownup Lulu, Little Shep, and Baylor? I realize that it was a two hour film, but an adaptation should never have been attempted if it wasn't going to be done faithfully. Everything in this film was explained away too easily. Sidda needed much more than a sob story about her mother's loss and use of dexamyl to explain her behavior. Too easy, too simple, too cheesy. No one could possibly come away with a clear understanding and resolution of the plot.

My recommendation: SKIP IT and read the fabulous books this was supposedly based on: Little Altars Everywhere and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood.


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