Everybody's a critic - 'Ya-Ya Sisterhood'

Friday, June 14, 2002

HHH 1/2 stars

"The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" is about the relationship between a mother (Ellen Burstyn) and her daughter (Sandra Bullock), who find out that both of their pasts have made them into what they are today.

Sandra Bullock and Ellen Burstyn are excellent in this movie. The movie is hilarious at times and then very moving at others. The story keeps you going from beginning to end.

I never have really liked flashbacks, but this movie does it with ease. The flashbacks never become annoying. They always make sense with what is happening in the present.

I also thought I was in trouble from the title of the movie, "Éthe Ya-Ya Sisterhood." I thought it would be just another chick flick that had a bunch of women telling the audience how bad men are. But that was only a pinch of what the movie was about.

-- Jeremy Birk, food preparation

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