Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Sandra Bullock
Director: Callie Khouri Cast: Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
, Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
, Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd
Callie Khouri

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Screenwriter Callie Khouri makes her directorial debut with this adaptation of a pair of popular novels by author Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere. Sandra Bullock stars as Sidda Lee Walker, a New York playwright who opens a can of emotional worms with her estranged, boozy mother, Vivi (Ellen Burstyn), when she discusses her painful childhood and particularly Vivi's less-than-enviable mothering skills in a Time magazine article. The eccentric Louisiana drama queen Vivi has already been barred from her daughter's oft-delayed wedding to her fiancé, Connor (Angus Macfadyen), so the article sends her into a rage. Coming to the rescue of the relationship are Necie (Shirley Knight), Caro (Maggie Smith), and Teensy (Fionnula Flanagan), a trio of bickering women, who, along with Vivi, formed a secret society of feminist empowerment and friendship 60 years earlier that they dubbed the "Ya-Ya Sisterhood." The Ya-Yas kidnap Sidda and bring her home to Louisiana, where they reveal to Sidda via a carefully maintained scrapbook her mother's painful past (with Vivi portrayed in flashback by Ashley Judd), effecting a rapprochement between mother and daughter. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood also stars James Garner.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0883929089178
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 1,393

Special Features

Closed Caption; 8 additional scenes; Cast commentary with Ashley Judd and director/screenwriter Callie Khouri ; Filmmaker commentary with Callie Khouri, executive producer Lisa Stewart, producers Bonnie Bruckheimer and Hunt Lowry, editor Andrew Marcus and composer T Bone Burnett; 2 Featurette: Unlocking the secrets of Ya-Ya sisterhood; Ya-Ya sisterhood scrapbook; Alison Krauss Sitting in the Window of My Room music video; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Sidda Lee Walker
Ellen Burstyn Vivi Abbott Walker
Ashley Judd Younger Vivi Abbott Walker
Fionnula Flanagan Teensy
Maggie Smith Caro
Cherry Jones Buggy
Shirley Knight Necie
James Garner Shep Walker
Angus MacFadyen Connor McGill
Allison Bertolino Little Sidda Lee Walker
Caitlin Wachs Little Vivi Abbott
Jacqueline McKenzie Younger Teensy
Katy Selverstone Younger Caro
Kiersten Warren Younger Necie
Leslie Silva Willetta
Matthew Settle Jack
Gina McKee Genevieve
David Lee Smith Younger Shep Walker
Ron Dortch Chaney
Frederick Koehler Pete Abbott
David Rasche Taylor Abbott
Boyd Kestner Actor
Mark Jeffrey Miller Lyle
Austin R. Cooper Little Shep Jr.
Sarah Huck Lulu
Alex Cooper Baylor
Alyssa May Gold Little Teensy
Mary Katherine Weiss Little Caro
Nicki Tschudi Little Necie
Deborah Hobart Aunt Louise
Clint Lienau James Jr.
David Bridgewater Dr. Beau Poche
Sarallen Older Willetta
Veda Wilson Shirley
Mark Joy Mr. Whitman
Michael Mattison Officer Roscoe Jenkins
Gillian Johnson Younger Chick
Barbara Weetman Female Interviewer
Suellen Yates Stage Manager
Don Baker Confessional Priest
E. Michael Hewett Airplane Man
Robert Longstreet Pilot
Nina Repeta Lady at Gas Station
Michael Moyer Pawn Broker
Taj Mahal Swing Band Singer
Ann Savoy Chanteuse
Ursula Burton Sister Solange

Technical Credits
Callie Khouri Director,Screenwriter
Mark Andrus Screenwriter
John Bailey Cinematographer
Debra Baum Consultant/advisor
Wendy Bell Makeup
David J. Bomba Production Designer
Karen Brigman Stunts
Bonnie Bruckheimer Producer
T-Bone Burnett Score Composer
Marty Cherrix Casting
Cheryle Cravedi Costumes/Costume Designer
Creo Special Effects
Scott Elias Associate Producer
James Edward Ferrell Set Decoration/Design
E.K. Gaylord Executive Producer
Anette Haellmigk Camera Operator
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Carol Lin James Stunts
John Jensen Art Director
Gary Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Kaufman Consultant/advisor
Avy Kaufman Casting
Darrell Leonard Musical Arrangement
Hunt Lowry Producer
Malcolm MacIntosh Camera Operator
David Mansfield Score Composer
Andrew Marcus Editor
Joyce Marling Costumes/Costume Designer
John Martin Stunts
Mary McLaglen Executive Producer
Donna Evans Merlo Stunts
Bette Midler Executive Producer
Tree O'Toole Stunts
Mike Piersante Sound Mixer
Tom Proper Associate Producer
Charlene Roberson Makeup
Matthew Rowland Asst. Director
Rob Simons Set Decoration/Design
Lisa Stewart Executive Producer
Michael Tackett Cinematographer
Michaell Keith Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
Joel Voorhies Costumes/Costume Designer
Pamela Westmore Makeup
Frank Wolf Sound Mixer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
1. Ya-Ya Priestesses [4:08]
2. The Interview [2:37]
3. Cutting Sidda out [5:11]
4. Will or Pill? [5:05]
5. Her Ticket out [2:36]
6. Show'em How It's Done [3:20]
7. Princesses in Atlanta [6:13]
8. Wartime Promises [3:52]
9. Joyride [2:45]
10. The Ring [4:53]
11. Birthday Thing. Ow! [4:21]
12. Exit Jack [4:34]
13. Enter Shep [2:46]
14. Ruination by Phone [3:25]
15. Teensy / Vivi Standoff [3:06]
16. Better off Alone [2:55]
17. Hailing Mary [2:34]
18. Paved With Humility [4:46]
19. Sidda's Fears [3:08]
20. Absolution [3:23]
21. Away From Home [3:43]
22. Coin Toss [3:06]
23. Breaking Point [5:30]
24. Sure As Hell Gone [3:51]
25. Sunflower Saint [2:40]
26. Angels Aloft [6:14]
27. Answer to Her Prayer [5:38]
28. Initiation [3:53]
29. End Credits [6:01]

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