Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Chick flick for mom; teens may not enjoy it.

PG-13 2002 114 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

Like A Rambling Rose Without A Garden

Was it screenplay writer/director Callie Khouri or her editor Andrew Marcus, who left so many viewers struggling to follow the endless string of crazy situations – that get thrown at them during this difficult to follow venture? A group of Southern women --who don’t seem to have developed much beyond their childhood years -- gather together to reunite an estranged mother and daughter. The results are both predictable and somewhat vague but mostly just poorly presented. Maybe you need to have read Rebecca Wells book to figure who was who but from all the comments I’ve checked, even those that read the book were struggling to identify with many of the characters. The picture looks attractive, and some performances from an interesting cast are good - but the endless mixed up situations, just become unnecessarily hard work to keep up with. Singer/composer T Bone Burnett (and future husband of the director) wrote some interesting songs that add some enjoyment along the way. The movie made some good money, so Southern Belles may have approved but, wonder how many others might last the distance?

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