Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Source: Catholic News Service
Passable adaptation of Rebecca Wells same-titled novel in which a young playwright (Sandra Bullock) living in New York City implies in a magazine interview that her Southern mother (Ellen Burstyn) was not a good parent, causing a terrible rift between the two women that can only be repaired with the intervention of the mother's dearest and oldest friends (Shirley Knight, Fionnula Flanagan and Maggie Smith). Although the high melodrama is softened by a talented cast and snappy one-liners, writer-director Callie Khouri's tribute to the fruits of female friendship among an eccentric group of Louisiana women is encumbered by confusing flashbacks from two different time periods. A live-in relationship, a scene of child abuse, mature thematic elements and intermittent profanity and crass language with an instance of rough language. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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