Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood [WS] [DVD] [2002]

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Special Features

  • 8 additional scenes
  • Cast commentary with Ashley Judd and director/screenwriter Callie Khouri
  • Filmmaker commentary with Callie Khouri, executive producer Lisa Stewart, producers Bonnie Bruckheimer and Hunt Lowry, editor Andrew Marcus and composer T Bone Burnett
  • 2 Featurette: Unlocking the secrets of Ya-Ya sisterhood
  • Ya-Ya sisterhood scrapbook
  • Alison Krauss Sitting in the Window of My Room music video
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Screenwriter Callie Khouri makes her directorial debut with this adaptation of a pair of popular novels by author Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere. Sandra Bullock stars as Sidda Lee Walker, a New York playwright who opens a can of emotional worms with her estranged, boozy mother, Vivi (Ellen Burstyn), when she discusses her painful childhood and particularly Vivi's less-than-enviable mothering skills in a Time magazine article. The eccentric Louisiana drama queen Vivi has already been barred from her daughter's oft-delayed wedding to her fiancé, Connor (Angus Macfadyen), so the article sends her into a rage. Coming to the rescue of the relationship are Necie (Shirley Knight), Caro (Maggie Smith), and Teensy (Fionnula Flanagan), a trio of bickering women, who, along with Vivi, formed a secret society of feminist empowerment and friendship 60 years earlier that they dubbed the "Ya-Ya Sisterhood." The Ya-Yas kidnap Sidda and bring her home to Louisiana, where they reveal to Sidda via a carefully maintained scrapbook her mother's painful past (with Vivi portrayed in flashback by Ashley Judd), effecting a rapprochement between mother and daughter. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood also stars James Garner. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sandra Bullock
    Sandra Bullock - Sidda Lee Walker
  • Ellen Burstyn
    Ellen Burstyn - Vivi Abbott Walker
  • Ashley Judd
    Ashley Judd - Younger Vivi Abbott Walker
  • Fionnula Flanagan
    Fionnula Flanagan - Teensy
  • Maggie Smith
    Maggie Smith - Caro

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