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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)



Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 95
Fresh: 61 | Rotten: 34

The workable chemistry among the four leads combined with the enriching message make for a winning Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.


Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 9

The workable chemistry among the four leads combined with the enriching message make for a winning Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.



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The 2008 sequel to the female buddy film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants constitutes an adaptation of Ann Brashares' novel Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood. Like the premier installment, this picture explores the seriocomic events that unfold one summer in the lives of four temporarily estranged friends as an extremely special pair of jeans works its way from one girl to the next. In one subplot, Lena (Alexis Bledel) travels to Providence, RI, and enrolls in a painting

Nov 18, 2008


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All Critics (96) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (34) | DVD (4)

You believe these four are friends now and will probably be friends when they're little old ladies.

August 11, 2008 | Comment (1)
Ebert & Roeper
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It doesn't measure up to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Which is sort of like saying Rocky V wasn't as good as Rocky IV. Sort of.

August 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Comment (1)
Christian Science Monitor
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What had once seemed like a fresh alternative to the usual tween-girl movie has begun to fray.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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Like its predecessor, Sisterhood 2 is based on two radical ideas: namely, that young women's stories are about more than the pursuit of men, and that happiness isn't something someone else gives you -- it's something you have to find for yourself.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Turns out to be a lot less tiresome than it sounds, aided by a wonderfully appealing cast and a strong message.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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Screenwriter Elizabeth Chandler gracefully condenses three of Ann Brashares's best-selling teen novels, striking the right balance between humor and pathos as the characters cope with jealousy, heartbreak, family conflicts, and a pregnancy scare.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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A sharper eye on developing the themes and characters might have produced a compelling character drama but The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a good bit better than average. There aren't many sequels that can say that.

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A satisfying sequel involves us in the ups and downs of four young women as they try to find themselves

March 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comment (1)
Urban Cinefile

A good fit for its audience.

February 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

Very much a loyal sequel to its predecessor, essentially showing that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

December 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Comment (1)
Window to the Movies

The emotionally fragile foursome try out higher education for size, along with those transient pants. Sex And The UniverCity Meets My Big Fat Greek Shotgun Wedding.

November 15, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

Traveling Pants 2 offers more of the same and, I'm afraid, more of the same and more of the same.

November 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Most sequels are worse than the originals. A few are better. Here's one that is exactly as good as the one that inspired it, and that's enough for me.

August 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

These Pants are torn and frayed.

August 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Illinois Times
Illinois Times

This movie is definitely not as good as the first as it seemed to lack showing the bonding moments that made these girls true friends.

August 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

what was fresh in the original is stale in the sequel

August 13, 2008 Full Review Source:

I imagine if I were a woman, this movie would receive a very favorable review. However, I'm just a fat guy from Ohio.

August 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Comments (3)
Film School Rejects

Teenage girls (and women getting in touch with their inner teenager) will have a fine time...

August 11, 2008

It's a film that probably will please its targeted viewer more than it did me.

August 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Packed with emotions and the angst of growing up, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" fits an older audience than the first movie.

August 9, 2008 Full Review | Comment (1)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

By ending it at number two, the filmmakers have insured that this series won't be subject to the laws of most franchises and grow shoddier as it creaks along.

August 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

America Ferrera projects such star power here that I felt cheated when the camera moved to other characters. The rest of the film seemed to drag for me.

August 9, 2008 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It's a big story, one filled with enough life lessons and tears to come apart at the seams, but the good news is that it doesn't.

August 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

There's sex and the city (New York). But the most enjoyable girls-night-out movie of the summer deals with young, fledgling love.

August 8, 2008

There's scant sisterhood or pants, but these chicas do travel.

August 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Good follow-up.
February 4, 2011

Super Reviewer

The 'Sisterhood' movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. I love all of the different stories and they always cast beautiful men.
September 11, 2010

Super Reviewer

not interested
September 8, 2010
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    1. Lena Kaligaris: How do you say 'lost pants' in Greek?
    2. Yia Yia: Greek girls do not lose their pants!
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