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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.


Ken Kwapis


Ann Brashares (novel), Delia Ephron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2,543 ( 461)
1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »





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


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


Laugh. Cry. Share the pants.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Alexis Bledel (Lena) & Bradley Whitford (Al) also worked together on The Handmaid's Tale (2017) as Emily & Joseph Lawrence respectively. See more »


When Carmen throws the rock at the window, the rock hits the window's left side, though the window shatters in the center. See more »


Tibby: Well what, what is she doing here? Tell me.
Bailey: She's thinking.
Tibby: She's thinking? I think she's trying to grow a brain, that's what.
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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 »


Referenced in iCarly: iGive Away a Car (2009) See more »


Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban (as Lawrence Kleban)
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User Reviews

Nice actresses in coming of age movie
8 June 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Carmen (America Ferrera), and Bridget (Blake Lively) are lifelong friends from birth. They find a second-hand pair of jeans that magically fit them all. They are separating for the summer but vows to stay connected by sharing the magic pants. Lena has a Greek holiday with her Greek relatives. Bridget misses her dead mom and is away at soccer camp. Carmen is meeting up with her dad (Bradley Whitford) but he surprises her with a wedding to girlfriend (Nancy Travis). Tibby is stuck working the summer and finds Bailey (Jenna Boyd) passed out in the aisle.

The biggest fundamental problem for this movie is that the girls spend most of the movie apart. The point of these types of movies is for the group to develop chemistry together. This one assumes the chemistry and split the girls up. There is a reason why the best story is Tibby and Bailey. They are actually allowed to build up a relationship. Lena's story probably the weakest. It's way too light like a frivolous Greek holiday movie. The biggest asset in the movie are the four girls plus Jenna Boyd. They are all charming. They are all compelling actresses. Each one has something to contribute to the movie. The best scenes occur when the girls have a heart felt one on one. All in all, this is a sweet melodrama.

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Release Date:

1 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,833,340, 5 June 2005

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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