Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) PG - 4 Stars

Men might consider this movie a chick flick as I know when I wanted to see it, I was talked out of it for something more gender tolerant. However, I think the movie is a great story of friendship, and bonds that are made between people, or in this case young girls. These relationship touch lives, men and women alike. So as silly as a concept for a movie sounds, I rented it and I loved it. Sends off a good message, for the entire family, of faith and friendships that last over a life time.

Four friends, Carmen (America Ferrera), Bridget (Blake Lively), Lena (Alexis Bledel), and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), have been childhood friends since their mothers all met in a prenatal aerobics class. Their mothers were close allowing the four children to grow up together. Even though there lives start taking them in different directions, the four have remained close. One day as they were discussing their plans for summer, they came across a thrift store and found a very special pair of pants. The fabulous thing was that while each girl was different in sizing, each was also able to where the pants with a remarkable fit. Since there was only the one pair, the four vowed to stay in touch by sending the pants to each other to wear one week at a time.

Lena is off to a Greek island to stay with her grandparents and get a taste of the Greek culture. Carmen is off to see her father, who she hasn't seen in many years after her parents divorced while the rebellious Tippy stays in town working on her project, a video "suckumentary"at a local discount store. Bridget is off to Mexico to attend soccer camp. As the girls send the pants to each other along with reporting the progress of their summer, the notice a strange sort of luck shows up as they put the pants on. It's the one way they are still able to share and stay close as these teenage girls become young women.

Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Director: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Delia Ephron
Producers: Broderick Johnson, Debra Martin Chase, Andrew Kosove
I viewed 2/06

No comments: