The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2005
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This adaptation of a beloved novel charms with its heartwarming tale of friendship and young adulthood; realistic portrayals of the lives of teenage girls lend the comedy-drama sincerity, and may capture hearts outside the female-centric demographic.

Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

The film is filled with positive messages ...

Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Pop moviemaking aimed towards an underserved demographic, but one respects its approach in assuming its audience is at least intelligent and emotionally mature.

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Scott Moore
Washington Post

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

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.

Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
With a cast this talented, who cares if the majority of the audience is only females, I loved this film, for everything it strived to be, and everything it… More
Bethany Murphy
As good as the book!
Jameson Worley
A really underrated film! I really like this one. The soundtrack is awesome too.
erika bruhns
This film is about the summer that four life long friends are separated for the first time. Before they went their separated ways they found a pair of pants… More
Thomas Bowler
Unfocussed and poorly scripted. Full review later.
Wildaly M
Teenage friendship and first love feel-good movie. Good performances.