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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 »
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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

Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd had previously co-starred in A Time to Kill but had no scenes together in that film or this one. See more »

Goofs

When Sidda is talking on the phone to Conner in her bed, the blankets that cover her move about inconsistently between shots. See more »

Quotes

Vivi: You know, Teensy, ever since you quit drinking you've stopped thinking clearly. How can I possibly call somebody who no longer exists? Give me the phone!
[phone rings on Sidda's end]
Sidda: Oh my God, that's her. Do not pick up the phone, please don't pick up the phone, Connor. Connor, don't pick up the phone!
Connor: [picks up the phone] Hello?
Vivi: Well, hello Connor.
Connor: Oh, hello Vivi. How are you?
Vivi: Well just lovely, thank you for asking. Is she there?
[...]
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Soundtracks

Drug State
(2002)
Written by T Bone Burnett
Produced by Keefus Ciancia, Jade Vincent, and T Bone Burnett
Performed by Vincent and Mr. Green
Courtesy of DMZ Records/Sony Music
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A chick flick for all seasons
24 June 2003 | by George ParkerSee 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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