Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Director: Callie Khouri Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd
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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0883929089178
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 278

Special Features

Closed Caption; 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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Sidda Lee Walker
Ellen Burstyn Vivi Abbott Walker
Ashley Judd Younger Vivi Abbott Walker
Fionnula Flanagan Teensy
Maggie Smith Caro
Cherry Jones Buggy
Shirley Knight Necie
James Garner Shep Walker
Angus MacFadyen Connor McGill
Allison Bertolino Little Sidda Lee Walker
Caitlin Wachs Little Vivi Abbott
Jacqueline McKenzie Younger Teensy
Katy Selverstone Younger Caro
Kiersten Warren Younger Necie
Leslie Silva Willetta
Matthew Settle Jack
Gina McKee Genevieve
David Lee Smith Younger Shep Walker
Ron Dortch Chaney
Frederick Koehler Pete Abbott
David Rasche Taylor Abbott
Boyd Kestner Actor
Mark Jeffrey Miller Lyle
Austin R. Cooper Little Shep Jr.
Sarah Huck Lulu
Alex Cooper Baylor
Alyssa May Gold Little Teensy
Mary Katherine Weiss Little Caro
Nicki Tschudi Little Necie
Deborah Hobart Aunt Louise
Clint Lienau James Jr.
David Bridgewater Dr. Beau Poche
Sarallen Older Willetta
Veda Wilson Shirley
Mark Joy Mr. Whitman
Michael Mattison Officer Roscoe Jenkins
Gillian Johnson Younger Chick
Barbara Weetman Female Interviewer
Suellen Yates Stage Manager
Don Baker Confessional Priest
E. Michael Hewett Airplane Man
Robert Longstreet Pilot
Nina Repeta Lady at Gas Station
Michael Moyer Pawn Broker
Taj Mahal Swing Band Singer
Ann Savoy Chanteuse
Ursula Burton Sister Solange

Technical Credits
Callie Khouri Director,Screenwriter
Mark Andrus Screenwriter
John Bailey Cinematographer
Debra Baum Consultant/advisor
Wendy Bell Makeup
David J. Bomba Production Designer
Karen Brigman Stunts
Bonnie Bruckheimer Producer
T-Bone Burnett Score Composer
Marty Cherrix Casting
Cheryle Cravedi Costumes/Costume Designer
Creo Special Effects
Scott Elias Associate Producer
James Edward Ferrell Set Decoration/Design
E.K. Gaylord Executive Producer
Anette Haellmigk Camera Operator
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Carol Lin James Stunts
John Jensen Art Director
Gary Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Kaufman Consultant/advisor
Avy Kaufman Casting
Darrell Leonard Musical Arrangement
Hunt Lowry Producer
Malcolm MacIntosh Camera Operator
David Mansfield Score Composer
Andrew Marcus Editor
Joyce Marling Costumes/Costume Designer
John Martin Stunts
Mary McLaglen Executive Producer
Donna Evans Merlo Stunts
Bette Midler Executive Producer
Tree O'Toole Stunts
Mike Piersante Sound Mixer
Tom Proper Associate Producer
Charlene Roberson Makeup
Matthew Rowland Asst. Director
Rob Simons Set Decoration/Design
Lisa Stewart Executive Producer
Michael Tackett Cinematographer
Michaell Keith Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
Joel Voorhies Costumes/Costume Designer
Pamela Westmore Makeup
Frank Wolf Sound Mixer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
1. Ya-Ya Priestesses [4:08]
2. The Interview [2:37]
3. Cutting Sidda out [5:11]
4. Will or Pill? [5:05]
5. Her Ticket out [2:36]
6. Show'em How It's Done [3:20]
7. Princesses in Atlanta [6:13]
8. Wartime Promises [3:52]
9. Joyride [2:45]
10. The Ring [4:53]
11. Birthday Thing. Ow! [4:21]
12. Exit Jack [4:34]
13. Enter Shep [2:46]
14. Ruination by Phone [3:25]
15. Teensy / Vivi Standoff [3:06]
16. Better off Alone [2:55]
17. Hailing Mary [2:34]
18. Paved With Humility [4:46]
19. Sidda's Fears [3:08]
20. Absolution [3:23]
21. Away From Home [3:43]
22. Coin Toss [3:06]
23. Breaking Point [5:30]
24. Sure As Hell Gone [3:51]
25. Sunflower Saint [2:40]
26. Angels Aloft [6:14]
27. Answer to Her Prayer [5:38]
28. Initiation [3:53]
29. End Credits [6:01]

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
luscious014 More than 1 year ago
I've never been more happy about online shopping. This is an amazing movie for mothers and daughters alike. I will definitely be returning to and referring this seller. Thank you.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Cute movie but it got sad. Still it is a good movie. Sandra and everyone did a good job, especially Ashley Judd. I just might read the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood is heartwarming and vibrant. It has been labeled as a ''chic flick'' and will most likely be compared to the likes of ''Steel Magnolias'', ''Fried Green Tomatoes'' and ''How To Make An American Quilt''...all movies that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Ya-Ya is no exception here. And yes, I am a man. These movies are more than just merely ''chic flicks'', but stories of relationships, friendships and family. And to me it is a shame that such films be reserved only for women when most men could most definitely benefit from watching and enjoying them as well. Ya-Ya had an excellent storyline, as we travel through the lives of 4 girls, who in 1937, form a secret circle bond of enduring friendship. But most particularly the life of Vivi (played by both Ashley Judd & Ellen Burstyn) and her struggles in dealing with her mother's mental instability as well as her own maternal instability later in life. Her daughter, Sidda (Sandra Bullock) and her eventually become estranged and resentful...so the now aged Ya-Ya's take approprite emergency action to bring mother and daughter back together again. There are heart rending memories as well as joyous ones...and a mix of good with the bad. A true tribute to family life, and what it takes to say ''I'm Sorry''. Most worthy of owning and having in ANYONE'S collection, not just that of a lady. Buy it, and enjoy it today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a chick flick, this movie was pretty good. Why they had to take Sandra Bullock out like that to explain something that she should already know was lame though. There are other parts I didn't like, but I don't want to ruin the movie for anyone that hasn't seen it. It's worth renting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!!! It is a movie all mothers and Daughters ever where should see!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie.I would definitley say it's a chick flick.Guy's stay away.But girls will like it.I thought the older ladies overdid the hats a bit but I can't wait for the dvd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! I read all three books and have to say that the movie did a very good job portraying the characters, emotions and unique humor the book offers. Kudos to the director and cast!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Get in touch with your feminine side. Ya-Ya Sisterhood oozes with passion, hope, and the power of being a woman. Watching this film will make you wish you were a woman too!! WOW, this flick is hot!! Buy it, Watch it, Love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This so did not do the book justice. I was looking forward to watching the movie based on my adoration for the novel, but it was REALLY A DISAPPOINTMENT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie to buy. You should definetly buy it!! Great performances by Sandra Bullock, Caitlin Wachs, and others.
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