Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
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Time Out saysBetter make the most of the first ten minutes of this execrable melodrama (directed by the scriptwriter of Thelma & Louise), because from then on it's the yackety-yack sisterhood in spades. Successful Louisiana-born playwright Sidda (Bullock) reveals she had an abused childhood in an interview with Time magazine. Mom Vivi is furious and refuses to attend her daughter's wedding, which in any case Sidda is threatening to call off, fearing she too will make a bad mother. Time to revisit the past courtesy of an old scrapbook proffered by Vivi's lifelong friends - a remarkable historical document whose pressed flowers and ticket stubs tell a tragic tale of neglect while exonerating the younger Vivi (Judd) in full. (Based on two self-indulgent novels by Rebecca Wells.