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Title:
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Author:
Bruckheimer, Bonnie.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift. No, this is a job for the Sisterhood, sworn life-long friends who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring daughter and mother back together again.
General Note:
Widescreen version (16x9 ; 2.35:1)

Based on the novels "Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" and "Little alters everywhere" by Rebecca Wells.

Special features: funny, touching and juicy additional scenes; cast commentary with Ashley Judd and director/screenwriter Callie Khouri; filmmaker commentary with Khouri, executive producer Lisa Stewart, producers Bonnie Bruckheimer and Hunt Lowry, editor Andrew Marcus, and composer T-Bone Burnett; interactive Ya-Ya Sisterhood scrapbook opens to reveal tender portraits of the Ya-Ya ladies; Alison Krauss "Sitting in the window of my room" music video; unlocking the secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood chronicles the page-to-screen journey.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Closed-captioned.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13 ; mature thematic elements including substance abuse/recovery, some sexual situations, language and brief violence.
ISBN:
9780790771984
UPC:
085392330829
Format :
DVD

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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