|Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: June 7, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Khouri manages, with terrific flair, to keep the extremes of screwball farce and blood-curdling family intensity on one continuum -- not only through the strength of the performances (including one from James Garner, who, as Sida's dad, gets the best one-liners) but in the ways they match across time. Read full review
Ya-Ya Sisterhood is so divine. It offers a world where friendship is forever, the half-empty glass is refilled and the men are perfect.
These wonderfully adept actresses take so much pleasure in playing long-faded Southern belles, in mixing the genteel and the bawdy as they conduct their extended therapy session, that it will be difficult for even the most hardened Yankee curmudgeon to resist them.
The movie finally comes together into something that is genuinely -- and almost quietly -- stirring.
As for the Ya-Yas: They're not as much fun as the First Wives' Club.
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