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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

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Critic 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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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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Cast

Blake Lively
as Bridget
Jenna Boyd
as Bailey
Nancy Travis
as Lydia Rodman
Rachel Ticotin
as Carmen's Mother
Leonardo Nam
as Brian McBrian
Kyle Schmid
as Paul Rodman
Erica Hubbard
as Soccer Pal Diana
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Critic Reviews for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (35)

The film is filled with positive messages ...

December 9, 2005
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 2, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 1, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 1, 2005
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.

Full Review… | June 1, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A sweet-natured journey not to a galaxy far, far away, but to someplace just as mysterious: the first tentative steps toward adulthood, taken here by four teenage girls.

Full Review… | June 1, 2005
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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With a cast this talented, who cares if the majority of the audience is only females, I loved this film, for everything it strived to be, and everything it ended up being in the end. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is one of those rare novel-to-film stories that really, really works. Once realizing that they will all be off doing their own things during the summer, these four girls decide to find something that will hold them close together. Once they discover a pair of pants that miraculously fits all four of them, they have the idea of mailing them to each other for luck to stay connected. Although the film sets up that premise, there is much more to this than meets the eye. Dealing with the troubles of life, family, happiness, and love, this film has it all. Anyone from teenagers to adults will be able to find at least something to connect to, and even if you are not female. The message in the third act of the film is not preachy in any way and they pull it off the best they could. Yes, a tear or two may have trickled down my face during this film, but that is solely due to the fact that the filmmaking was carefully done to make you care equally about each character. In the end, I loved watching this film. The only lingering complaint I had about this picture was that a bit of the dialogue felt a little too "novelly," but what do you expect? "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is an extremely pleasant surprise. I cannot recommend this film enough!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

A really underrated film! I really like this one. The soundtrack is awesome too.

Jameson Worley
Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

Unfocussed and poorly scripted. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler
Thomas Bowler

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