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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 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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Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Ann Brashares (novel), Delia Ephron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Tamblyn ... Tibby
Alexis Bledel ... Lena
America Ferrera ... Carmen
Blake Lively ... Bridget
Jenna Boyd ... Bailey
Bradley Whitford ... Al
Nancy Travis ... Lydia Rodman
Rachel Ticotin ... Carmen's Mother
Mike Vogel ... Eric
Michael Rady ... Kostas
Leonardo Nam ... Brian McBrian
Maria Konstadarou Maria Konstadarou ... Yia Yia (as Maria Konstandarou)
George Touliatos ... Papou
Kyle Schmid ... Paul Rodman
Erica Hubbard ... Soccer Pal Diana
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Laugh. Cry. Share the pants.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek | Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,833,340, 5 June 2005

Gross USA:

$39,008,741

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,013,878
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Rady (Kostas) is from Philadelphia, and had to work very hard to get his Greek accent just right. See more »

Goofs

When Bridget and Eric are running on the beach while racing each other, a close up of their feet is shown. It is obvious that the surface used in that shot is not sand, but something much more solid. See more »

Quotes

[Lena is trying on the Pants]
Carmen: Ay dios mio, Lena, you have a BODY!
[shocked]
Carmen: Lena Kaligaris has a body!
[everybody laughs]
Carmen: [laughing] When did this happen?
Lena: [annoyed] Shh! Stop it! I do not!
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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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Breaking the trend.
21 May 2005 | by Josh_MolineroSee all my reviews

Originally I had to read this book as part of my job reviewing fiction that is aimed at teens through young adults. The most recent trend I've noticed is the current uprise in books that talk about the real B****es of the high school world. The sex scandals, the drug busts, the foul mouthed youth...I'm only twenty and books like these have me saying "What's with those kids today" This book wasn't about that. It was about something really admirable that I would hope to read more of, an honest friendship. Plus it was well written to the point I was *EAGER* to finish it. (A note to those who haven't read...the audio book is one of the best read I've heard in ages and is worse the listen, it has the same actress as the initial trailer announcer) So I became a fan of the book and have been following this movie ever since, and as a fan I have to say that their are elements I would have liked to see in the movie, but the cut (or at least the cut at the screening) was lengthy but appropriate and did the best I think they could have to capture the book.

The real heart of this movie though is between the chemistry of the main actresses. Most of them are playing parts a good five to six years under their actual age, and yes they don't all fit the images I had in the book...but it's what they present that shows off. I think it's the added and personal experience these girls have had to go through in real life, mostly from age and experience that helps them to really develop these characters. I admire these girls friendships and connections, and at the same time I envy them...and even further on, it's seems a little too hopeful for it's own good. The world would be a better place if people could hold on like these girls do, through thick and thin, death and marriage.

Still, this movie is an excellent movie for teen audiences, and it has a lot more depth than recent fluffbits based on novels and old stories (See Ice Princess, A Cinderella Story, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, etc.) It also has enough older audience humor to relate to all ages, but not to the dark (albeit funny...in a twisted sort of way) point of popular hits such as Meangirls. Personally I think it would have done better to have been released around mothers day as it's a movie definitely targeted at the female group. Mom's...you'll like this, because it's not quite to the sappy point of the notebook and retains a lot of good-natured humor. (at the same time you may not because it does discuss some teen issues...and it might insight conversations with the offspring) As a guy though...I still think it was pretty damn funny, in a heartfelt sort of way.


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