Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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The latest chick flick, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood offers a superb female cast. It’s also written, directed, and produced by women. Female talent not withstanding, I had a hard time just getting past the ridiculous title. Sidda (Sandra bullock) is a New York play director who hasn’t spoken to her overbearing mother Vivi (Ellen Burstyn) in years. Sidda is about to be married and sends her mother an invitation with the date and time covered up. Vivi’s best friends Caro, Teensy, and Necie (the four members of the YaYa Sisterhood) fly to New York, kidnap Sidda and take her back to their home town. (What kind of names are these?) In hopes of mending the tattered mother-daughter relationship, they show Sidda a scrapbook of the struggles and trials that Vivi had faced while growing up. As Sidda and the audience are taken back in time, we see a younger Vivi (Ashley Judd) fighting mental illness. Soon Sidda’s heart begins to soften. I expect the ther apist to be swamped after this movie by mother-daughter conflicts. This is a humorous and also a heartbreaking film. The story is original which might explain the fine acting, but it’s often very slow. A lot of women are going to love this film and most men won’t want to touch it with a ten-foot pole. I’ve seen better films of this genre and I give it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.