* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Twelve-year-old Vivi and two other Ya-Ya Sisters throw a plate-flinging, racist-shaming three-girl Civil Rights riot when their African-American nanny is mistreated by a cousin they're staying with.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In the movie, Siddalee is invited into the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. They've made her her very own ritual Sisterhood crown out of a Yankees baseball cap.
* JerkassWoobie: Buggy, definitely. Sidda and Vivi too, to a lesser extent.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: "You killed my son! You drink champagne to his death!"]]