Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • PG-13
  • 1h 57m
  • 2002
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In this classic Southern tale of hilarious sadness set in a sleepy Louisiana parish, a group of lifelong friends stages a rather unorthodox intervention to help an acclaimed young playwright unravel the truth about her complicated, eccentric mother, find forgiveness and acceptance--and to let go of a painful past. Prominent young playwright Sidda Lee Walker lives in New York City, a long way from her Louisiana hometown and her highly dramatic and eccentric mother, Vivi. When a Time magazine profile on Sidda implies that Vivi was not a good mother, Vivi is outraged, and mother and daughter get into an argument that threatens their relationship and Sidda's tenuous wedding plans.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten44%
Critics Consensus: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is more melodramatic than emotionally truthful, and uneven in its mixture of time periods, actresses, laughter and tears.
Reviews
Variety
Todd McCarthy
Rotten

While there are pleasures to be had from watching so many grand actresses strut their stuff, the f...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Rotten

Better make the most of the first ten minutes of this execrable melodrama (directed by the scriptw...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Fresh

June 17, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

What have we done to deserve this treacly, badly-acted nonsense? Whose children have we run over i...

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Neil Smith
Rotten

The result is far from convincing -- though its sentimental melodrama may appeal to women of a cer...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Chick flick for mom; teens may not enjoy it.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features characters who drink and smoke a lot, and drinking is shown to be a light-hearted way to bond with friends, though alcohol abuse is shown to be painful for the children of the drinker. There are mild sexual references including non-explicit nudity. While the main characters object to racist remarks in very strong terms, and the feelings of one black character are treated respectfully, the treatment of the black characters is stereotyped. They are portrayed as devoted family retainers. A character abuses prescription drugs, apparently inadvertently. A mother neglects and abuses her children.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:June 7, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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