A story set in Louisiana from pre WWII to 2002. It follows four lifelong friends who stage a drastic, long overdue intervention between one of them, Vivi, and her daughter, Sidda, by kidnapping Sidda from Manhattan. Using flashbacks, the movie unravels the tumultuous youth of Vivi, filled with more sorrow than joy, in an effort to explain her later actions as an unpredictable, complex mother to Sidda. The journey back is cathartic for many: mother, daughter, father/husband, and the three other members of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
Cast : Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Gina McKee, Cherry Jones
Writer : Rebecca Wells (novels), Mark Andrus (adaptation), Callie Khouri (screenplay)
Language : English