The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
When they turn 16, four lifelong friends are upset over the prospect of spending their first summer apart. As they scatter to different locations, their one bond is a cherished pair of jeans they've shared. Each will keep the pants for two weeks of her trip, passing them on to the next girl. Each faces serious coming-of-age problems, and somehow the pants help them through.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

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"The film is filled with positive messages ..."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture
"It's heartening to see a movie about teenage girls that is concerned with serious questions and avoids the pettiness that filmmakers tend to ascribe to young women of that age."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"It sounds like it should be incredibly trite, but it never really is, despite a few alarming dips into the waters of cliché. Strong performances from the four leads carry a well-crafted film along to its emotional but never quite poignant ending."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"For the most part, director Ken Kwapis and screenwriters Delia Ephron and Elizabeth Chandler (who adapted Ann Brashares' novel) keep things tart, dry-eyed and briskly moving."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Makes my skin crawl. You?"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The finale goes on and on, but the movie is nicely photographed and duly empowering, and should please the vast teen-girl audience for which it's intended."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Kudos to a movie that encourages girls -- and everyone else -- to accept their bodies, to forgive their friends and family and to live their lives to the fullest."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Pop moviemaking aimed towards an underserved demographic, but one respects its approach in assuming its audience is at least intelligent and emotionally mature."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Four friends on a quest to find something, only to realize that anything resembling an answer is to be found in the journey itself, in their friendships, and in themselves."
‑ Camerin Courtney, Christianity Today
"Sisterhood may not be much more than a story about girlfriends growing up, and it's not going to score any points for edginess, but it's entertaining in a low-key, non-threatening kind of way."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"The emotional story and fine acting are enough to make this a must-see movie for teen girls. The real surprise is that they can make a grown man cry."
‑ Scott Moore, Washington Post
"A sweet-natured journey not to a galaxy far, far away, but to someplace just as mysterious: the first tentative steps toward adulthood, taken here by four teenage girls."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Equal parts touching and corny, the film is a sentimental teen girl summer adventure that has enough genuine moments to rise above its familiar feeling of plain old recycled clothing."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Sisterhood is one of those rare teen movies that not only encapsulates the hazards of growing up but allows an adult audience to relate to and enjoy instead of endure."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants is ideal for a mother-daughter or best-friends-forever cinema excursion, but it may not be the most satisfying two hours for the rest of the movie-going public."
‑ Stina Chyn, Film Threat
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