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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Chick flick for mom; teens may not enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Sandra Bullock is great as Siddalee Walker, the angry and disgruntled woman who has a cross to bear with her mother and often exhibits the corky odd traits her mother does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
I heard something in the audience for Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood I don't hear often any more: the sound of middle-aged women laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Venable
December 31, 2005
...if you plan on having a man watch this film with you, do him a favor...and don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Mostly a load of pretentious crap, but it has its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Since, at least as relates to its central plot, Ya-Ya cheerleads for the pure life-living gusto of its gaudy heroines, some spirited overacting and slathery screenwriting is less a liability than a guilty pleasure the movie is wholly in on.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide
December 16, 2002
It is the actresses' irreproachable ability to tap into the feminine psyche, to capture the beauty of female friendships and to demonstrate the complex love and loathe relationship often found between mothers and daughters that elevates this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Cross-generational mother-daughter drama is a little familiar, but it'll still warm your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
With an assist from screenwriter Mark Andrus, and judicious borrowing from the follow-up novel Little Altars Everywhere, Ms. Khouri has tamed Rebecca Wells' sprawling narrative without sacrificing its emotional riches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
Luis Martinez
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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!
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Maggie Smith does a sensational job while garnering most of the laughs.
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
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
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
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.
Vanessa Sibbald
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
June 12, 2002
Maybe Callie Khouri will be the next Martin Scorsese
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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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