The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Reviews
Nate's Grade: C[/color][/font]
In this PG-13 sequel to the teen drama, four lifelong friends (Ferrera, Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively) embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond.
In most movies of this ilk, the young thespians usually need do nothing more than remember their lines, hit their marks, and look pretty. This acting foursome, however, brings much more to the table. Every character plays an integral part and Ferrera, Tamblyn, Bledel, and Lively each bring a clear definition to what very well could have been reduced to stock characters in other actors? hands. A long third act starts to drag the film down, but the fact that all involved chose not to go for a typical Hollywood ending redeems any time-checking on the moviegoer?s part.
Bottom line: A good fit.
After reading the plot, it might feel like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 has stuffed way too much into those wildly decorated jeans, but the movie shows itself to be a great example of intelligent and accomplished editing. Each storyline is touched on, taken in and then moved on from with impeccable timing, never overstaying its welcome and never leaving the audience wondering what was going on with the rest of the girls. Credit is assuredly given to the director, Sanaa Hamri, for her work, but I want to lend a special round of digital applause to the editor, Melissa Kent, for really keeping a well balanced performance intact for everyone involved. There is a palpable level of camaraderie between the four young girls, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera, but how far that lasts when the cameras are off is hard to tell. Personally, the two current headliners, Blake Lively and America Ferrera, stole the show with their respective performances. In the end the movie is enjoyable movie. It's a chick flick in its purest form, but that doesn't mean all the boyfriends and best friends out there have to moan and groan when they get dragged to it.
As typical and cliched as should be expected, but still sweet, and a story about four strong(ish) young women.