The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

2005

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Critics Consensus

This adaptation of a beloved novel charms with its heartwarming tale of friendship and young adulthood; realistic portrayals of the lives of teenage girls lend the comedy-drama sincerity, and may capture hearts outside the female-centric demographic.

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Total Count: 132

78%

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When they turn 16, four lifelong friends are upset over the prospect of spending their first summer apart. As they scatter to different locations, their one bond is a cherished pair of jeans they've shared. Each will keep the pants for two weeks of her trip, passing them on to the next girl. Each faces serious coming-of-age problems, and somehow the pants help them through.

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Critic Reviews for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (101) | Rotten (31)

  • The film is filled with positive messages ...

    Dec 9, 2005
  • It sounds like a touchy-feely Gap commercial, but this fantastical premise jars with a refreshingly realistic look at girls making the tricky transition to womanhood.

    Aug 23, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The finale goes on and on, but the movie is nicely photographed and duly empowering, and should please the vast teen-girl audience for which it's intended.

    Jun 2, 2005 | Full Review…
  • The emotional story and fine acting are enough to make this a must-see movie for teen girls. The real surprise is that they can make a grown man cry.

    Jun 1, 2005 | Full Review…
  • It's heartening to see a movie about teenage girls that is concerned with serious questions and avoids the pettiness that filmmakers tend to ascribe to young women of that age.

    Jun 1, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • Kudos to a movie that encourages girls -- and everyone else -- to accept their bodies, to forgive their friends and family and to live their lives to the fullest.

    Jun 1, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

  • Aug 21, 2012
    A friendship film that will surely make you feel better about yourself and about life despite everything that seems to go wrong.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2011
    This heartwarming tale of coming of age and friendship is an excellent adaptation from the novel by Ann Brashares. The leading actresses all portrayed their characters very well, their performance connected the viewers. A good foundation of the script plus the neat direction were so perfect, it's a movie that encourages young people.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    As good as the book!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2010
    A really underrated film! I really like this one. The soundtrack is awesome too.
    Jameson W Super Reviewer

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