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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
- Ellen Burstyn

Overview - Sidda Walker (Sandra Bullock), who is high on life--about to marry Connor (Angus MacFadyen) and flushed with success because her new play is about to open on Broadway--gives an unguarded interview to TIME Magazine. After reading the interview, Sidda's mother, Vivi (Ellen Burnstein), is so livid that she disowns Sidda, takes down her pictures, and refuses to attend her daughter's wedding.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Sidda Walker (Sandra Bullock), who is high on life--about to marry Connor (Angus MacFadyen) and flushed with success because her new play is about to open on Broadway--gives an unguarded interview to TIME Magazine. After reading the interview, Sidda's mother, Vivi (Ellen Burnstein), is so livid that she disowns Sidda, takes down her pictures, and refuses to attend her daughter's wedding. Trying to heal the rift between mother and daughter, Vivi's best friends, Caro (Maggie Smith), Teensy (Fionnula Flanagan), and Necie (Shirley Knight), go to New York, take Sidda to dinner, slip her a Mickey Finn, and spirit her off to Louisiana. First-time director Callie Khouri (writer of THELMA AND LOUISE) uses an intricate series of flashbacks to slowly reveal the DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, which is based on the book by Rebecca Wells. The flashbacks are triggered by a scrapbook that Caro, Teensy, and Necie show Sidda. The scrapbook chronicles the hopes, dreams and disappointments that they shared with Vivi. Standouts in the great cast are Ashley Judd, as the younger Vivi, and Maggie Smith as the feisty Caro.

Cast List

T-Bone Burnett - composer, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
Mark Andrus
Ellen Burstyn - American actress, ALICE DOESN'T LIVEHERE ANYMORE
Ellen McRae - American actress, ALICE DOESN'T LIVEHERE ANYMORE
Edna Rae - American actress, ALICE DOESN'T LIVEHERE ANYMORE
Keri Flynn - American actress, ALICE DOESN'T LIVEHERE ANYMORE
Erica Dean - American actress, ALICE DOESN'T LIVEHERE ANYMORE
Edna Rae Gillooly - American actress, ALICE DOESN'T LIVEHERE ANYMORE
Lisa Stewart - ALMOST FAMOUS
E.K. Gaylord II - Executive Producer, A WALK TO REMEMBER (2001)
Callie Khouri - Screenwriter - "Thelma & Louise"
David Mansfield - Composer
Shirley Knight
Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Dame Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Mary McLagen - PAY IT FORWARD
Hunt Lowry - Producer
David Bomba - Production Designer
David James Bomba - Production Designer
David J. Bomba - Production Designer
James Garner - American actor, MURPHY'S ROMANCE
James Baumgarner - American actor, MURPHY'S ROMANCE
Ashley Judd - American Actress, DOUBLE JEOPARDY (1999)
Angus MacFadyen - Actor/"Braveheart"
Bette Midler - American actress/singer, THE ROSE (1979)
Rebecca Wells - Source Writer, DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD (2002)
Bonnie Bruckheimer - Producer
Bonnie Bruckheimer-Martell - Producer
Sandra Bullock - American actress, MISS CONGENIALITY, CRASH,
Sandra Annette Bullock - American actress, MISS CONGENIALITY, CRASH,
Fionnula Flanagan - TV Actress
John Bailey - American Director Of Photography/Director

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 116
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929089178
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Friends
Family Interaction
Live-Action
Parenthood
Theatrical Release
Pop/Rock
Friendships
Small Town Life
Based On A Novel

 
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Reviews:
"...Ms. Burstyn turns in the most focused performance....The actress has always had a sure instinct for locating her characters' humanity, and what she finds in Vivi is a luminous, aching fragility..." - 06/07/2002 New York Times, p.E1


"...The movie is entertaining....Ellen Burstyn is right on the mark..." - 06/07/2002 USA Today, p.1E


"...The revelations come in carefully apportioned morsels....Flanagan is the picture's real scene-stealer..." - 05/13/2002 Variety, p.27


"...Always warm, accessible and rich in emotional life....This film is strong when and where it needs to be, in its ability to convey heartfelt sentiments and portray the power of a very particular kind of sisterhood..." - 06/07/2002 Los Angeles Times, p.C1


"...[Judd] shows true grit..." - 07/04/2002 Rolling Stone, p.115


"...Sweet and gently wise-ass....Burstyn, Flanagan, Smith and Knight are delightful screen presences..." - 08/01/2002 Box Office, p.61


"...[Burstyn] radiates energy....[Sidda Lee] gives the most touching performance in the film..." - 11/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.43

 
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