Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Three histrionic Louisiana dames (Fionnula Flanagan, Shirley Knight, and Maggie Smith) broker a reconciliation between a hysteria-prone fourth (Ellen Burstyn) and her equally excitable daughter… Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Three histrionic Louisiana dames (Fionnula Flanagan, Shirley Knight, and Maggie Smith) broker a reconciliation between a hysteria-prone fourth (Ellen Burstyn) and her equally excitable daughter… 2002-06-07 PG-13 Comedy Drama Sandra Bullock Ellen Burstyn Ashley Judd Maggie Smith Ron Eldard Fionnula Flanagan James Garner Shirley Knight Angus MacFadyen Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jun 07, 2002; Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd and Maggie Smith; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Three histrionic Louisiana dames (Fionnula Flanagan, Shirley Knight, and Maggie Smith) broker a reconciliation between a hysteria-prone fourth (Ellen Burstyn) and her equally excitable daughter (Sandra Bullock) in this estrogenically fortified drama based on Rebecca Wells' 1996 best-seller of the same name. The predictability of the genre contributes to the wilt, but the specific droopiness in the ovarian jungle stems from the basic ol' irritatingness of the many showy magnolias on display.

Originally posted Jun 21, 2002 Published in issue #659 Order article reprints
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