* JerkassWoobie: Buggy, definitely. Sidda and Vivi too, to a lesser extent.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: "You killed my son! You drink champagne to his death!"]]
* UnfortunateImplications: The film version has received some [[https://www.flickfilosopher.com/2002/06/divine-secrets-of-the-ya-ya-sisterhood-review.html negative]] [[http://splicedwire.com/02reviews/yayasisters.html reviews]] that argue that it sends the message that abusive parents should not be held accountable for what they do to their children [[FreudianExcuse as long as their own past is sufficiently tragic]].