|"Curl up with a blanket, a cup of hot tea and The Ultimate Tear-Jerkers Collection for a night to drown your emotions in the wonderful world of film. Contains the emotional classics DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE and A WALK TO REMEMBER.|
DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD: Like mother, like daughter. Neither New York playwright Sidda Lee Walker nor her eccentric Louisiana mother Vivi will likely take steps to mend the rift between them. No, this is a job for the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
The Ya-Yas - sworn lifelong friends of Vivi - stage an unorthodox ""intervention"" to bring daughter and mother together in this warm adaptation of Rebecca Wells' bestsellers, written for the screen and directed by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise). Sandra Bullock plays Sidda and leads a stellar cast: Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd, James Garner, Fionnula Flanagan, Shirley Knight, Maggie Smith, and more. ""This sisterhood is powerful and powerfully funny,"" The Philadelphia Inquirer's Carrie Rickey wrote: Ya-Ya to that!
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Grieving widower Garret Blake builds boats for a living. Rebuilding his life - that's another matter. But that's before Theresa Osborne comes to his North Carolina village. Theresa, a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, knows Garret is the author of the message she found inside a bottle on a Cape Cod beach. And she knows the message spoke to her in a way that profoundly touched her heart.
Kevin Costner as Garret and Robin Wright Penn as Theresa bring high-voltage starpower to MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, a tale of love lost and found based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller. ""You choose - the past or the future. Pick one and stick with it,"" Garret's spry father Dodge (Paul Newman) advises. The advice sticks. So does the impact of this tender, movingly filmed tale.
A WALK TO REMEMBER: Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this coming-of-age story based on a best seller by Nicholas Sparks (MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE) and directed by Adam Shankman (The Wedding Planner). Multiplatinum recording star Mandy Moore plays Jamie, a preacher's daughter whose self-confidence doesn't depend on the opinions of others. Shane West (TV's Once & Again) play Landon, who's skating through high school on looks and bravado. But when events thrust him into Jamie's world, he begins an unexpected journey he'll never forget. Trust. Hope. Goals. Faith. Unconditional love. They're the remarkable steps to life changed - and of A WALK TO REMEMBER."
"[Divine] ...screwball farce and blood-curdling family intensity on one continuum... F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"[Message] ...succeeds in being both tender and cathartic. James Berardinelli's ReelViews
""[Walk] It's wholesome as a glass of milk, and as refreshing." "Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer"
"[Divine] ...screwball farce and blood-curdling family intensity on one continuum... "F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly"
Editor's NoteThe delightfully emotional subject matter in this collection of weepies may require viewers to reach for their tissues. The titles included are DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, and A WALK TO REMEMBER. Please see individual titles for synopsis information.
|Robin Wright Penn|
|Adam Shankman - [Walk] Director|
|Callie Khouri - [Divine] Director|
|Luis Mandoki - [Message] Director|
|MTV Award, Mandy Moore, [Walk] Breakthrough Female Performance|