Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood


1h 56m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Sidda Lee Walker, a prominent young playwright living in New York City, is a long way from her Louisiana hometown and a safe distance from her loving but highly dramatic and eccentric mother, Vivi. And that's the way she'd like to keep it. But when a 'Time Magazine' profile on Sidda implies that Vivi was not a good mother, Vivi is outraged and the two women get into a fight that threatens to destroy not only their relationship but Sidda's tenuous wedding plans with a man who has waited seven years for her to get over her fear of raising a family of her own. Enter the Ya-Ya Sisterhood... Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong friends eager to restore peace no matter what it takes. To truly understand Vivi, the Ya-Yas believe, Sidda must know who her mother was as a young woman. A high-spirited beauty who valued love and loyalty above all else, young Vivi was dealt many disappointments in life but was also blessed with an indomitable sense of humor, an adventurous spirit and three best friends. Together, this inseparable foursome shared both good and bad times, celebrating each other's triumphs for more than 40 years, which they recorded in a scrapbook, known as the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Taking matters into their own hands, the Ya-Yas stage an unorthodox intervention to bring mother and daughter back together. With their help and the help of the Divine Secrets, Sidda will begin to unravel the truth about her complicated and unconventional mother, find forgiveness and acceptance, and let go of her painful past.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ya-Ya Flickornas gudomliga hemligheter, divins secrets
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)/WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (WBI)
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Sidda Lee Walker, a prominent young playwright living in New York City, is a long way from her Louisiana hometown and a safe distance from her loving but highly dramatic and eccentric mother, Vivi. And that's the way she'd like to keep it. But when a 'Time Magazine' profile on Sidda implies that Vivi was not a good mother, Vivi is outraged and the two women get into a fight that threatens to destroy not only their relationship but Sidda's tenuous wedding plans with a man who has waited seven years for her to get over her fear of raising a family of her own. Enter the Ya-Ya Sisterhood... Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong friends eager to restore peace no matter what it takes. To truly understand Vivi, the Ya-Yas believe, Sidda must know who her mother was as a young woman. A high-spirited beauty who valued love and loyalty above all else, young Vivi was dealt many disappointments in life but was also blessed with an indomitable sense of humor, an adventurous spirit and three best friends. Together, this inseparable foursome shared both good and bad times, celebrating each other's triumphs for more than 40 years, which they recorded in a scrapbook, known as the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Taking matters into their own hands, the Ya-Yas stage an unorthodox intervention to bring mother and daughter back together. With their help and the help of the Divine Secrets, Sidda will begin to unravel the truth about her complicated and unconventional mother, find forgiveness and acceptance, and let go of her painful past.

Crew

Ewart Abner

Song

Mark Andrus

Screenplay

James M Arnett

Stunt Coordinator

Tammy Arnold

Dialogue Coach

Eyal Axelrod

Assistant

John Bailey

Director Of Photography

John Bailey

Dp/Cinematographer

Jeri Baker

Hair Stylist

Stephen Barber

Music Arranger

Debra Baum

Creative Consultant

Robbie Beck

Property Master

Wendy Bell

Makeup

Danny Bennett

Music Producer

Tony Bennett

Song Performer

Barney Bigard

Song

David Bomba

Production Designer

Patrick Borowiak

Camera Assistant

Felicity Bowring

Makeup Supervisor

Karen Brigman

Stunts

Bonnie Bruckheimer

Producer

David Burnett

Lighting Technician

T-bone Burnett

Music Arranger

T-bone Burnett

Song

T-bone Burnett

Original Score

T-bone Burnett

Music Producer

Richard Burton

Sound Effects Editor

David V Butler

Dialogue Editor

Jonathan Capra

Assistant Director

Kevin E Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ray Charles

Song Performer

Marty Cherrix

Casting

Keefus Ciancia

Music Producer

Cheryl Cravedi

Costumes

Hanelle M Culpepper

Assistant

Sherri Daye

Assistant

Robin Dean

Art Department

Jennifer Diquollo

Craft Service

Lisa Diquollo

Craft Service

Tommy Dorsey

Song

Kim Drummond

Dialogue Editor

Al Dubin

Song

Bob Dylan

Song

Scott Elias

Associate Producer

Duke Ellington

Song

Duke Ellington

Song Performer

Robert D Emmerich

Song

Bruce Ericksen

Costume Supervisor

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

James Ferrell

Set Decorator

Rhoda Fine

Other

Carl Fischer

Boom Operator

Anthony Forester

Transportation Captain

Dana Le Blanc Frankley

Assistant Sound Editor

Nicole Furia

Production Accountant

E.k. Gaylord

Executive Producer

David Giammarco

Supervising Sound Editor

Jennifer Giancola

Assistant Director

Frank Godwin

Camera Assistant

Macy Gray

Song Performer

Anette Haellmigk

Camera Operator

Daniel Haizlip

Best Boy Grip

Slim Harpo

Song Performer

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

E Michael Hewett

Location Manager

Lauryn Hill

Song Performer

Lauryn Hill

Music Producer

Lauryn Hill

Song

Petur Hliddal

Sound Mixer

Petur Hliddal

Sound

Mann Holiner

Song

Walter Huse

Key Grip

Mahalia Jackson

Music Arranger

Mahalia Jackson

Song Performer

Cinda Lin James

Stunts

Scott A Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

John R Jensen

Art Director

M. K. Jerome

Song

Ingrid Johanson

Production Coordinator

Eric Johnson

Assistant

Gary Jones

Costume Designer

Allan Kaufman

Creative Consultant

Avy Kaufman

Casting Director

Callie Khouri

Screenplay

Aileen Kiernan

Assistant

Walter Kiesling

Special Effects Coordinator

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Alison Krauss

Song Performer

Peter Kuttner

Camera Assistant

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Andrew Lanier

Other

Eric Layne

Accounting Assistant

Scott Leftridge

Dolly Grip

Darrell Leonard

Music

Darrell Leonard

Song

Michael Leone

Script Supervisor

Hunt Lowry

Producer

Malcolm Macintosh

Camera Operator

Taj Mahal

Song Performer

Lilene Mansell

Dialect Coach

David Mansfield

Original Score

David Mansfield

Music Arranger

Andrew Marcus

Editor

Joyce Marling

Costumes

Johnny M Martin

Stunts

Billy Mayhew

Song

Mary Mclaglen

Unit Production Manager

Mary Mclaglen

Executive Producer

Sean W Menzies

Assistant Editor

Bette Midler

Executive Producer

Irving Mills

Song

Alyson Moore

Foley Artist

James Moore

Song

Michael Moyer

Lighting Technician

Alberta Nichols

Song

Tree O'toole

Stunts

Rita Parillo

Hair Stylist

Jessica Peel

Assistant Costume Designer

Noelle M Pflum

Assistant

Mari Phillips

Assistant Property Master

Mike Piersante

Music

Bill Pitts

Transportation Coordinator

Ruth Poll

Song

Doc Pomus

Song

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Ray Prado

Storyboard Artist

Ian Prange

Assistant

Tom Proper

Associate Producer

Michael Rayle

Production

Andy Razaf

Song

Jimmy Reed

Song

Jimmy Reed

Song Performer

Charlene Roberson

Makeup Artist

Alain J Romi

Assistant Editor

Allan K Rosen

Music Editor

Matthew H Rowland

Assistant Director

John Rush

Foley Artist

Geoffrey Ryan

Assistant Location Manager

Thomas Michael Ryan

Foreman

Ann Savoy

Song

Ann Savoy

Song Performer

Ann Savoy

Music Arranger

Joe Schiff

Assistant Sound Editor

Jeffrey Schlatter

Construction Coordinator

Bob Schneider

Song

Bob Schneider

Song Performer

Jack Scholl

Song

Lana Sharpe

Hair Stylist

Jessica Sheaffer

Production Secretary

Rob Simons

Set Designer

Aaron Skotland

Assistant

Derek Smith

Camera Assistant

Lisa Stewart

Executive Producer

Michael Tackett

Photography

Michael Taylor

Costumes

Linda Thompson

Song

Richard Thompson

Song

Richard Thompson

Song Performer

Carmen Trejo

Assistant

Ann Trulove

Associate Editor

Ashleigh Tucker

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lona Vigi

Hair Stylist

Jade Vincent

Music Producer

Nicholas Viterelli

Music Editor

Joel Voorhies

Costumes

Fats Waller

Song

Harry Warren

Song

Fats Washington

Song

Gregory H Watkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rebecca Wells

Source Material (From Novel)

Pamela Westmore

Makeup Artist

Maureen Whalen

Casting Associate

Pauline White-kassulke

Costumes

Kerry Dean Williams

Adr Editor

Lee Wimer

Color Timer

Frank Wolf

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Ya-Ya Flickornas gudomliga hemligheter, divins secrets
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)/WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (WBI)
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 2002

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States on Video November 5, 2002

Released in United States Summer June 7, 2002

Shown at the Newport International Film Festival in Rhode Island (Opening Night) June 4-9, 2002.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival May 8-12, 2002.

Feature directorial debut for Callie Khouri.

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival May 8-12, 2002.)

Released in United States June 2002 (Shown at the Newport International Film Festival in Rhode Island (Opening Night) June 4-9, 2002.)

Released in United States Summer June 7, 2002

Released in United States on Video November 5, 2002