DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD
Oh, those colorful Southern women! Aren’t they just delightful as they bulldoze everyone around them with their supposedly endearing eccentricity? Well, no. And though it provides grist for her writing, grown-up Sidda (Bullock) seems rightly alienated from the destruction wrought by her mother, the disappointed Southern belle Vivi (Burstyn). Enter the titular wacky gals, who — via a drug-aided kidnapping and scrapbook-induced flashbacks (with Ashley Judd as the young Vivi) — force-feed Sidda some if-you-only-knew understanding. Trouble is, no amount of Ya-Ya manhandling can controvert the plain truth: As a mom, Vivi really sucked.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood