Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner and Maggie Smith star in this Southern-fried comedy, based on Rebecca Wells's best-selling novels, which follows a group of lifelong friends over decades of ups and downs. Forced to resort to intervention to help their friend's daughter, Siddalee (Bullock), cope and forgive her eccentric mother (Burstyn) for inflicting years of pain and embarrassment, the Ya-Yas don't hold anything back.
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- Callie Khouri
PG-13Mature thematic elements, language and brief sensuality
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; filmmakers' commentaries; making-of featurette; music video; scrap book.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie features characters who drink and smoke a lot, and drinking is shown to be a light-hearted way to bond with friends, though alcohol abuse is shown to be painful for the children of the drinker. There are mild sexual references including non-explicit nudity. While the main characters object to racist remarks in very strong terms, and the feelings of one black character are treated respectfully, the treatment of the black characters is stereotyped. They are portrayed as devoted family retainers. A character abuses prescription drugs, apparently inadvertently. A mother neglects and abuses her children.
- Sexual Content
- Unmarried couple lives together, non-explicit nudity.
- Mother beats children, some peril.
- Some strong language
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink and smoke a lot, alcohol portrayed as empowering and fun
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it