Movie Review: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)


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.


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.


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!)


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!

Movie Review: Age of Adaline (2015)

Age of Adaline

Plot: A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

Rating: 7.5/10

Age of Adaline Blake and Michiel

Since I don’t have the moral objections against romance movies as many people do, I was quite looking forward to Age of Adaline. I was thoroughly impressed and will definitely recommend it to different people. The biggest thing that counts in this movie’s favour is that it does not solely focus on love and when addressed, it is neither soppy nor icky. It is tastefully done, and the relationship between Adaline and Ellis seems real – it isn’t this ridiculous love at first sight type of thing and they aren’t DESPERATE for each other five minutes after the start of the movie. I also really enjoyed the strength Adaline had. She was nobody’s bimbo and had learnt to adapt to her startling condition quickly. It is easy to see that she is really lonely and deals with it as best she can.  The part with her daughter was really painful – that thing of no parent would see her/his child die, but Adaline’s resignation at that fate is painful to see. I was also impressed and happy to see Blake Lively again in something – it is so easy to hate her with that genetic pool and I mean, she’s married to RYAN REYNOLDS. Anyhow, she was perfectly cast as Adaline. She has an ageless beauty that fit the role and her quiet portrayal of loneliness and desperation was spot on. I also really enjoyed Michiel Huisman as Ellis. I’ve said it way too much that Daario Naharis needs to be in more things and the movie fairies listened. I really liked Ellis and that he was perfect to get Adaline to embrace her life again.


The story progressed well and didn’t really need help, but Harrison Ford arriving on the scene not only made the movie run more smoothly, but also provided a good way to tie Adaline’s past with her present. I thought it was well executed and found it funny that the awkward moments potentially linked to Ford’s character was smoothly glossed over.


The Age of Adaline was much better than most people hinted it was and an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. It is not particularly complex or mind blowing, but it is a good watch and I don’t think it would offend a lot of people.