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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Published May 30, 2021

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Film info

  • Title The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Director Ken Kwapis
  • Year 2005
  • Run time 1hr 59m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama
  • Tagline Laugh. Cry. Share the pants

Coming of Age Adventure based on Ann Brashares' best-selling novel about a special 16th summer in the lives of four lifelong friends who are separated for the first time. On a shopping trip, the girls find a pair of thrift-shop jeans that fits each of them perfectly and they decide to use these magic pants as a way of keeping in touch over the months ahead, each girl wearing the jeans for a week to see what luck they bring her before sending them on to the next. Though miles apart, the four friends still experience life, love and loss together in a summer they'll never forget.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:12 Being slapped about with a ballet shoe must hurt more than you think.
7:05 “A pair of jeans that fits all three of you is going to fit all of this.”
10:50 I love packing that is just shoving a whole drawer into a bag.
19:15 That’s a lot of information to take in for one car ride.
23:43 Sorry, it’s not romantic to force someone to touch a live fish.
35:09 Bridget looks significantly older than the rest of the people at the football camp.
39:21 “The arguments of old men have nothing to do with us.”
58:22 If it’s such a small town, I can’t believe her family don’t already know she’s broken her promise.
1:05:29 “Single-minded to the point of recklessness.”
1:17:59 I don’t mean to be a buzzkill but do they not wear helmets in Greece?
1:27:26 Oh my god, when someone says you don’t have to apologise and you’re like I wasn’t going to!
1:32:40 It’s a lot of faith to put in some jeans.
1:33:49 “Finish your movie. Because you can.”
1:50:06 Yea, I need some magic pants.

Thoughts

It’s a bizarre concept, you do have to wonder what Ann had been drinking when she came up with this idea - although you can guarantee I’m going to go on and read the book now! It’s definitely an odd idea to hinge a friendship story on but if you can overlook that, it really is a nice coming-of-age tale of four friends learning to deal with the hand that life has dealt with. They’ve each got their own things to learn and they vary in degree of seriousness but are all handled sensitively and with equal weight.

And at the end, they come back together and are still the best of friends, which is pretty much all you can ask for in a film like this. Oh and the epic soundtrack.

Rating: 3 / 5

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