Movie Review: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

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Plot: Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Rating: 7/10

YAY for another chick flick from my memories as a 15 year old who thought that grown-up life would be easy. Hey, kid! For as long as possible, stay in school. Really.Growing up sucks.

I had the best time watching this movie again. This is girl power before feminism took all the rage. It is more about friendship than boys, and has a feel good vibe.  I think there are a lot of people who will disagree with giving this movie a 7/10 but it is for the nostalgic factor and, well, I really do like this film.

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The most annoying character was Carmen – she had that typical Please feel sorry for me no one constantly loves me and I’m mad that I’m not the centre of the universevibe to her that I really didn’t want to deal with her shit at all. Blake Lively as Bridgit was also rather annoying but at least the character had a valid reason with her mother committing suicide. Her hook-up with Eric (Mike Vogel) was exasperating but understandable and very expected – and the guy was hotcakes and she was willing to do anything to keep up her bad girl reputation. Then there is Tibby – Amber Tamblyn plays the rebel that knows who she is and doesn’t care if anyone doesn’t like that. Her friendship with Bailey (Jenna Boyd) was the most original and unexpected plot line and really sad at the end. To finish up the quartet of friends is the shy Lena who is uncomfortable accepting her beauty. Things change when she meets the handsome Greek god Kostas Dounas (Michael Rady), a free spirit that challenges her to be more herself. That is also not without problem, as an old rift between their families pushes them into the Greek version of Romeo and Juliet.

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The whole pants story is a bit silly – there is no way that those pants would fit all those girls. But, if you can look past that business the movie is sweet and fun and full of hilarious teenage angst. The movie is shot quite well and in some extraordinary beautiful places – Mexico for Bridgit and Greece for Lena (Greece – sort out your money problems so I can vacay there please!)

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I loved this movie, and while it is certainly not a guy movie, I think a lot of girls would have a lovely time with this!

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