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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

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

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1 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Quatre filles et un jean  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,833,340 (USA) (3 June 2005)

Gross:

$39,008,741 (USA) (9 September 2005)
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Trivia

Director Ken Kwapis never used the traditional phrase "Action!" to begin the actors' performance on set. Instead he said, "Quiet, please, and um, uh, g'head." This method was much more relaxed and allowed the actors to begin at their own pace. However, he did get teased about it - someone even printed up bright orange T-shirts quoting him and handed them out to the crew. See more »

Goofs

Tibby's nose ring keeps changing locations between scenes. Sometimes it's on the middle of the nostril, sometimes it's too high up her nose to be real. See more »

Quotes

Bridget: Wear them. They'll make you brave.
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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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NO SLEEP 2NITE
Written by Cheryl Parker and Sara Eker, Mark Taylor & Jeff Taylor
Performed by The Faders
Courtesy of Polydor (UK) Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Interesting adaptation
13 May 2005 | by (Tallahassee, Fl) – See all my reviews

For starters, i have to admit that i'm 21 and really enjoy the books (all 3 of them). Because of that i was pretty excited to see the film, even though i know it couldn't live up to the book. Sadly, i was correct.

The acting was actually quite good, as was the casting. The only character i didn't like the casting choice, regardless of the fact that she did a fine job, was Tibby. Tibby, in the book, is described as small, meek, and undeveloped. She didn't look/act that way, really.

The stories themselves were decent. Carmen and Bridget's were almost dead on (minus the fact that they left out a vital scene in the end of Bridget's). Tibby's pretty accurate, but they left out a whole lot. Lena's was completely changed, which i didn't understand why they did.

It's a teen chick flick so you expect insane cheesy moments. And the film is full of them. The soundtrack was horrible, in my opinion, making the film even more ridiculous at times. There were laugh out loud parts that probably shouldn't have been that funny.

I think if you're a 12-15 year old girl, this movie is great for you (or if you like teen chick flicks). It covers the crucial topics addressed in the book, but lacks the depth Brashares originally had. I suggest seeing it just to see it, but don't expect too much.

Also, if you're a guy, stay away. There were maximum 10 guys in the theatre when i saw it and each one looked 1/2 dead in the end.


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