Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood | Full Movie

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • PG-13
  • 1h 57m
  • 2002
Rotten44%
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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
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington
Fresh

Gives us a lot to enjoy and something most studio movies don't even try for: an attempt at the ric...

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Rotten

Except for Ashley Judd, who shows true grit as Vivi in her babe days, the effect is like being bur...

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, Chick Flick
  • Release Date:June 7, 2002
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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