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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.

Director:

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Pants Manifesto scene (at Gilda's) was filmed by placing the camera on a 360-degree dolly track around the girls. However it was virtually impossible for the camera to complete the circle around them without its own shadow being visible at some point in the scene (as the camera passed in front of the lights). Luckily, the visual effects people came to the rescue and "erased" the shadow from the shot. See more »

Goofs

When they first are trying on the pants. Tibby is standing outside the changing door/sheet thing and there is no hook on the wall behind her. She closes the door and opens it quickly and a hook has appeared. See more »

Quotes

Tibby: I'm just saying parents screw up. It's what they're good at. They do.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag School of Charm (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Shhh!
Written by A.B. Quintanilla (as Abe Quintanilla), Luigi Giraldo and Cruz Martinez
Performed by Kumbia Kings
Courtesy of EMI Latin
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Interesting adaptation
13 May 2005 | by bluemidnightSee 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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USA

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Release Date:

1 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,833,340, 5 June 2005

Gross USA:

$39,053,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,013,878
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2.35 : 1
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