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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood ()


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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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Sidda
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Vivi
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Teensy
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Shep Walker
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Buggy
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Younger Vivi
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Necie
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Connor
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Caro
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Younger Teensy
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Younger Caro
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Younger Necie
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Younger Shep Walker
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Genevieve
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Jack
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Taylor Abbott
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Willetta
Ron Dortch ...
Chaney
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Pete Abbott (as Fred Koehler)
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Little Sidda
Austin R. Cooper ...
Little Shep Jr.
Sarah Huck ...
Lulu
Alex Cooper ...
Baylor
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Little Vivi
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Little Teensy
Mary Katherine Weiss ...
Little Caro
Nicki Tschudi ...
Little Necie
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Aunt Louise
Clint Lienau ...
James Jr.
David Bridgewater ...
Dr. Beau Poche
Sarallen ...
Older Willetta
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Shirley
Mark Joy ...
Mr. Whitman
Michael Mattison ...
Officer Roscoe Jenkins
Gil Johnson ...
Younger Chick
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Adult Shep Jr.
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Female Interviewer
Suellen Yates ...
Stage Manager
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Confessional Priest (as Don Baker)
E. Michael Hewett ...
Airplane Man
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Pilot
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Lyle Johnson
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Lady at Gas Station
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Pawn Broker (as Michael Moyer)
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Swing Band Singer
Ann Savoy ...
Chanteuse
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Sister Solange (uncredited)
Kevin Connington ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Ballroom Photographer (uncredited)
Alexandra Hernly ...
Dancer (uncredited)
David Hernly ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest #2 (uncredited)
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Party Dancer (uncredited)
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Young Boy (uncredited)
Jeremy McLain ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Sida's Birthday Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Callie Khouri ... (directed by)

Written by

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Rebecca Wells ... (novels "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" and "Little Altars Everywhere")
 
Mark Andrus ... (adaptation)
 
Callie Khouri ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bonnie Bruckheimer ... producer (produced by)
Scott Elias ... associate producer
E.K. Gaylord II ... executive producer
Hunt Lowry ... producer (produced by)
Mary McLaglen ... executive producer
Bette Midler ... executive producer
Tom Proper ... associate producer
Lisa Stewart ... executive producer

Music by

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T Bone Burnett ... (original score by)
David Mansfield ... (original score by)

Cinematography by

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John Bailey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Andrew Marcus ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Sean Menzies ... assistant editor (as Sean William Menzies)
Alain J. Romi ... assistant editor
Ann Trulove ... associate editor
Lee Wimer ... color timer
Bill Daly ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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David J. Bomba

Art Direction by

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John R. Jensen ... (as John Jensen)

Set Decoration by

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James Edward Ferrell Jr. ... (as James Ferrell)

Costume Design by

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Gary Jones

Makeup Department

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Jeri Baker ... hair department head (as Jeri Baker-Sadler)
Wendy Bell ... makeup artist
Felicity Bowring ... makeup department head
Rita Parillo ... hair stylist
Charlene Roberson ... makeup artist: Mr. Garner
Lana Sharpe ... hair stylist: Ms. Burstyn
Dawn Turner ... hair stylist
Lona Vigi ... hair stylist: Ms. Bullock
Pamela S. Westmore ... makeup artist: Ms. Bullock (as Pamela Westmore)
Coni Andress ... second hair stylist (uncredited)
Susan Buffington ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Herita Jones ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Linda Kamp ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Santiago ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Mary McLaglen ... unit production manager
Donna E. Bloom ... unit production manager: additional photography (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jonathan Capra ... second second assistant director
Jennifer A. Giancola ... second assistant director (as Jennifer Giancola)
Matthew H. Rowland ... first assistant director (as Matthew Rowland)

Art Department

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Robert Beck ... property master (as Bobby Beck)
Robin Dean ... art department researcher
Debbie Nolan ... propmaker
Mari Phillips ... assistant property master
Raymond Prado ... storyboard artist (as Ray Prado)
Thomas Ryan ... construction foreman
Jeffrey Schlatter ... construction coordinator
Rob Simons ... set designer
Duane Williamson ... lead
Ross Anderson ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Adam Cameron ... set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Crowder ... foreman (uncredited)
Joshua L. Ellsworth ... propmaker (uncredited)
Robert L. Girard ... propmaker (uncredited)
Stacey Keffer ... painter (uncredited)
Brian Kontz ... scenic painter (uncredited)
Alton McClellan ... on-set scenic (uncredited)
Rick Mobbs ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Thomas Ryan ... foreman (uncredited) / general foreman (uncredited)
Jack White ... food stylist (uncredited)
Christopher Windisch ... construction coordinator: reshoots (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard Burton ... sound effects editor
David V. Butler ... dialogue editor
Kevin E. Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Kim Drummond ... dialogue editor
Carl Fischer ... boom operator
Dana LeBlanc Frankley ... assistant sound editor
David Giammarco ... supervising sound editor
Petur Hliddal ... production sound mixer
Scott A. Jennings ... sound effects editor
Jonathan Klein ... supervising foley editor
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer (as Mary Jo Lange)
Alyson Dee Moore ... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Michael Rayle ... cable
John Rush ... foley artist
Joe Schiff ... first assistant sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins ... re-recording mixer
Kerry Dean Williams ... supervising adr editor
David V. Butler ... adr editor (uncredited)
Troy Porter ... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)
Joe Schiff ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Greg Steele ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Walter Kiesling ... special effects coordinator
David Hill ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Don Lee ... digital compositor
Tim 'Timco' Conway ... compositor: CREO (uncredited)
Andrew MacDonald ... compositor: Creo Collective (uncredited)
Rebecca Ramsey ... title producer (uncredited)
James D. Tittle ... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title (uncredited)

Stunts

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M. James Arnett ... stunt coordinator
Karen Brigman ... stunts
Donna Evans ... stunts (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Cinda-Lin James ... stunts (as Cinda Lin James)
John Mark Martin ... stunt pilot
Tree O'Toole ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patrick Borowiak ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David Burnett ... assistant chief lighting technician
Pam Connor ... first company grip
Thomas H. Dean ... set electrician
Rusty Edmonson ... rigging electric best boy
Rusty Edmonson ... Rigging Electric Best Boy
Frank Godwin ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Anette Haellmigk ... camera operator: "a" camera
Daniel R. Haizlip ... best boy grip (as Daniel 'D.J.' Haizlip)
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse ... key grip (as Walter 'Chunky' Huse)
Peter Kuttner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott W. Leftridge ... dolly grip (as Scott Leftridge)
Malcolm MacIntosh ... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Moyer ... chief lighting technician (as Michael Moyer)
Carson Reaves ... first assistant camera: vfx unit
Derek Smith ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Tackett ... still photographer
Charles Beckwith ... video technician (uncredited)
Gil Brady ... electrician (uncredited)
Simon Carey ... pre-rigging electrician (uncredited)
Chris Dambra ... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Dean ... electrician (uncredited)
Geoff Gann ... grip (uncredited)
Brian Heller ... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Adam Hinson ... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér ... director of photography: second unit, New York (uncredited)
Charles Laughon ... video assist operator (uncredited)
David Noble ... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Dave Spencer ... grip (uncredited)
John R. Sutton ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Marty Keener Cherrix ... casting: North Carolina (as Marty Cherrix)
Maureen Whalen ... casting associate
Chad Darnell ... extras casting: additional photography, Los Angeles (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cheryl Cravedi ... costumer: Ms. Judd
Bruce Ericksen ... costume supervisor
Joyce Marling ... costumer
Jessica Peel ... assistant costume designer
Michaell Keith Taylor Jr. ... costumer (as Michael 'Keith' Taylor Jr.)
Joel Voorhies ... costumer: Ms. Bullock
Pauline White-Kassulke ... key costumer (as Pauline White Kassulke)
Jason Salzman ... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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E. Michael Hewett ... location manager
Geoffrey Ryan ... assistant location manager
Tim Grady ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Debra Baum ... music consultant
Tim Davis ... singer
Allan Kaufman ... music consultant
Darrell Leonard ... additional music arranger
Mike Piersante ... score recordist
Cassandra Richburg ... musician: viola (as Lynne Richburg)
Allan K. Rosen ... supervising music editor
Nicholas Viterelli ... music editor (as Nick Viterelli)
Frank Wolf ... score recordist
Jon Brand ... musician (uncredited)
Brent Brooks ... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Larry Campbell ... musician (uncredited)
Joe Sublett ... musician (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Michael J. Leone ... script supervisor (as Michael Leone)
Joyce Heftel ... script supervisor: pre-timing (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Anthony Forester ... transportation captain (as Anthony 'Bubba' Forester)
Bill Pitts ... transportation coordinator
Donald Binder ... driver (uncredited)
Edwin Bowden ... driver (uncredited)
Russell Hicks ... driver (uncredited)
Alan Hilburn Jr. ... cast driver: day player (uncredited)
Charlie Wright ... driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Tammy Arnold ... dialogue coach: Walker children
Eyal Axelrod ... assistant to producers
Hanelle M. Culpepper ... assistant: Callie Khouri
Jennifer DiQuollo ... craft service
Lisa DiQuollo ... craft service
Rhoda Fine ... studio teacher
Nicole Furia ... production accountant
Ingrid Johanson ... production office coordinator
Eric Johnson ... staff assistant
Aileen Kiernan ... assistant to producers
Andrew L. Lanier ... studio teacher (as Andrew Lanier)
Eric Layne ... first assistant accountant
Lilene Mansell ... dialect coach
Noelle M. Pflum ... assistant to producers
Ian Prange ... staff assistant
Sherri Daye Scott ... staff assistant
Jessica Sheaffer ... production secretary
Aaron Skotland ... staff assistant
Patricia Story ... unit publicist
Carmen Trejo ... staff assistant
Ashleigh Tucker ... assistant production office coordinator
Rachel Brewer ... stand-in: Ashley Judd (uncredited)
Sheila Brothers ... choreographic coordinator (uncredited)
Paulette Dauber ... publicity consultant (uncredited)
Ashley Edner ... adr voice (uncredited)
Janette Evans ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Philippe Gallichet ... chef (uncredited)
Jennifer Haire ... intern (uncredited)
Joseph Long ... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Richards ... aerial coordinator (uncredited) / helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Nicholas Ryan ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lauren Schaffel ... adr voice (uncredited)
Catherine Sewell ... stand-in (uncredited)
Laura Tiz ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jennifer Lea Turner ... photo double (uncredited)
Richard E. White ... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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  • CREO (visual effects)

Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Siddalee Walker (Sandra Bullock), a famous New York City 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 Ya-Ya 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 »
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Also Known As
  • The Secrets of Ya-Ya (Israel, English title)
  • Les divins secrets (France)
  • Die göttlichen Geheimnisse der Ya-Ya-Schwestern (Germany)
  • Die göttlichen Geheimnisse der Ya-Ya Schwestern (Germany)
  • Clan Ya-Ya (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $27,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $16,167,412, 09 Jun 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $73,839,240

Did You Know?

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Trivia Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina at the same time as A Walk to Remember (2002). See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood/Ivans XTC/Undercover Brother/Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner/Bad Company (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Assi Dans La Fenetre De Ma Chambre See more »
Crazy Credits As the end credit begin, sprinklers are being lit up. See more »
Quotes Caro: The only disease that can survive in our bloodstreams is alcoholism.
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