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Realistic conflict and charming actors keeps it grounded. A heartwarming piece.
i cried more than i should've
the inherited strength..
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
Kwapis's teenage drama might be your typical textbook with the same chapters, but it still is worth reading in a summer breeze. There is a perfect balance of character development and compelling storytelling in here. But unfortunately it still isn't enough to bedazzle the viewers since they are somehow not reliable on each other, in fact at certain points it looks like forcibly imputed and overridden until the emotions grows shallow. The inherited strength that comes in with such a concept is the grippiness and pace that keeps the audience invested since the tale is divided into four different tracks that can have fifteen minutes of busy and competent storyline.
And as much as easy it grows to depict these tracks, it is equally difficult to blend them and keep a lose thread for the audience to follow whose credit goes to Kwapis as he has done a tremendous work on that note along with the editing that is sharp and well filtered. Aforementioned, the narration is gripping and adaptive if not subtly layered as it might think. Tamblyn's track is not only fresh and stronger than any others but her performance too is convincing. Bledel's typical formulaic love track is elevated with her decent performance and stunning visuals.
Ferrera's three dimensional and a bit faulty character is what helps keep this magical tale more grounded. Lively has possibly the simplest track but her impact due to the performance and the procedure that digs deep into characterization is why it comes up, compared to any others, like a bubble. The procedure also is stretched a bit by Kwapis that shucks away the somewhat potential it had to enter the major league. The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants is just like a summer week, it has its moments and it has its flaws.
Pass the pants to me now?
I was quite shocked by how much I enjoyed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, as I didn't watch it with high expectations (It was in a 4-pack of films in which the other three were duds, so I wasn't hopeful). In most cases, this film should have been a sappy, overbearing melodrama with dreadful, overwrought acting. Oh no. Quite the contrary with this film. The story follows four teenage girls who are about to be separated for the summer. Before they go, they decide to stop at a vintage store and come across a mysterious pair of jeans that somehow fit all of them. So, considering this a sign of sorts, they make a pact to each wear the pants for a week and then mail them to the next friend. It seems like a silly pact at first, but it is merely a prelude to the life-changing experiences each girl will have during their summer apart from one another. While there are parts of the film where the script stumbles (The beginning felt a bit rough), the story manages to rebound and deliver surprisingly compelling drama about friendship, love, mending relationships, and more. It's also surprisingly well acted. Each of the leads is charming and gives it their all, making each of their story segments feel different and meaningful. It also has its moments of genuine emotion that manage to avoid the dreaded melodrama pitfall. It's a film with a big heart and bursting with personality that mostly overrides its flaws. This was a wonderful surprise and a chick flick that I give a stamp of approval to.
Some okay, decent parts but the whole things just seemed to drag and be quite long.
Ensemble of talent does very well but not well enough to overcome poor editing, weak music and lack of tightness.
I loved it, the characters are really wholesome and this deviates enough from a boring cheesy teen movie to be uniquely charming.
Surprisingly excellent - from a guy point of view. Its likability is infectious, it Def won me over.
A chick flick with a charm that draws you in.
Call me a sucker, but it was lovingly directed with a gentle but firm grasp that harnessed the magic of each actress, and its underlying message of inclusiveness included its audience and made you a part of the fun.
Not one slapstick pander for a laugh either - that impressed me. It could have easily slipped into caricature or become a very special episode at any moment, and thankfully steered clear of many cliches and similar movie potholes.
Kindly sincere and intelligently honest - not one false step. Also, its not too girly, but rather intelligent and witty with its honesty and heartfelt poignancy held close.
Not perfect, mind you, but by not getting bogged down too deep or getting too serious, the filmmakers were able to capture the dreams and realities of teen and tween girls alike with a nod to the parents, and the boys.
4.5 soft faded denims out of 5
dont know why ive never seen this! this movie is awesome and inspiring!