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September 16, 2002
Not as good as the book it is based on...
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September 9, 2002
The result is far from convincing -- though its sentimental melodrama may appeal to women of a certain age who are looking for an alternative to bingo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 9, 2002
This sprawling generational drama features fantastic performances and examines some very strong themes. But it's also surprisingly thin plot-wise, with a convoluted and indulgent structure badly in need of a dispassionate editor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2002
No se trata de una película ligera definitivamente y su corte es absolutamente feminista, sin embargo hay un enorme talento detrás de ella.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
August 22, 2002
It doesn't help that the script considers elderly characters swearing and discussing alcoholism to be the pinnacle of comic genius.
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August 17, 2002
During the first half an hour, I laughed so much I cried; in the last half hour, the tears were real. It's divine!
August 2, 2002
Maggie Smith does a sensational job while garnering most of the laughs.
July 20, 2002
Gives us a lot to enjoy and something most studio movies don't even try for: an attempt at the richness, density and sheer contrariness of life.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2002
It has some deft things to say about the way that children come to understand their parents, though it's never less than self-conscious about its need to win us over.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 5, 2002
The kind of manipulative mush that Hollywood used to market under the condescending label 'woman's picture' years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 24, 2002
As a guy, I found it quite enjoyable, albeit slow and and a little too sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2002
More verbal than dramatic, the narrative is fed to the audience as gossip and recall, impeding its spontaneous and magical flow.
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June 19, 2002
It's about friendship, hardship, motherhood and childhood. The audience is pulled into the lives of a Southern family and, as in every family, we like some people and things more than others.
June 18, 2002
Like an Overacting Anonymous meeting for prestigious female actresses eager to try their hands at obnoxious braying and outrageously broad antics.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 16, 2002
a generally hackneyed comedic melodrama full of eccentric caricatures and forced plot devices that make you want to roll your eyes
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 15, 2002
It wraps up a classic mother/daughter struggle in recycled paper with a shiny new bow and while the audience can tell it's not all new, at least it looks pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
June 14, 2002
"Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood" is, for the most part, exactly what you'd expect from a woman film -- not less, but sadly, not more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2002
For all its random chaos, Divine Secrets works because of the power of its convictions -- and its cast.
| Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2002
Maybe Callie Khouri will be the next Martin Scorsese
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2002
First time director Callie Khouri evidences an instinctive flair for both making her film visually interesting and getting the best out of her astonishingly star-studded cast.
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