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Overall C+

Vivi Walker is the kind of woman who fills up a room when she enters, demands instant attention, and quite frankly is a hard person to have as a mother.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D-
Substance Use D

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements, language and brief sensuality

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Why did Connor encourage Siddalee to stay in the South and deal with her past? How was her past affecting him? How did he help in rebuilding the mother/daughter relationship?

Although her childhood was traumatic, Vivi admits that some of the long-term damage she has experienced is self-inflicted. What did she mean by that comment? At what point do children have to take responsibility for their own lives and stop blaming their parents? What part does forgiveness play in becoming a healthy adult?

Mothers can come in many forms. Who were some of the mother figures in this film? How did those roles sometimes reverse? What individuals have mothered you in your life?

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