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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1 June 2005 (USA)
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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.

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Storyline

The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart. Written by Stephanie

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Laugh. Cry. Share the pants.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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1 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quatre filles et un jean  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,522 (Brazil) (16 September 2005)

Gross:

$77,522 (Brazil) (16 September 2005)
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Carmen: [At her house, sitting at a table across from Tibby. Awkwardly, shifting in her chair, Carmen speaks into the phone] Um... I just... I wan - .
Al: [At his house, Al walks from the dining room where Lydia and the kids eat dinner, to a small den and speaks to Carmen at a whisper] I-It's alright. You don't - you don't have to apologize, sweetheart. You were... upset, I know.
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Crazy Credits

When "These Days" by Chantal Kreviazuk is playing during the end credits, the pants look like the girls put all these designs on the pants of what their summer was like. See more »

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Written by Jerry Bloodrock, Celite Evans, Richard Fowler, Luigi Girlado, Cruz Martinez,
Charles Pettiford, Abraham Quintanilla and Gregory Wigfall
Performed by A.B. Quintanilla (as A.B. Quintanilla III) y Los Kumbia Kings
Courtesy of EMI Latin
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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a Truly Moving Picture
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Indianapolis in early May before the official theatrical release. I am one of the judges for the Heartland Film Festival that screens films for their Truly Moving Picture Award. A Truly Moving Picture "...explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life." Heartland gave that award to this film.

The sisterhood consists of four teenage girls. And each of the girls are special. They are each intelligent and introspective. And they take the important things in their lives in a mature, serious way. These important things include their personal lives, their personal development, their families, and the history of their families.

And the sisterhood is special too. Not because of the "trick" of the one pair of pants fitting four physically different girls, but because the girls care for each other and supply support for each other in a mature way that takes most of us decades to learn. They are there for each other for no ulterior motive. They help each other because there is a goodness and wisdom and healthiness in helping another human being.

The four girls are equals in this movie. Not only are they equal in terms of their importance to each other, but also in time in front of the camera. This is not a star vehicle for one of these young actresses. Their relationship is the star of this movie.

FYI - There is a Truly Moving Picture web site where there is a listing of past winners going back 70 years.


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