It’s chick lit.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is based on a novel by the same name. The movie has two parts – the first released in 2005 and the second in 2008. Normally, one doesn’t expect the sequels to live up to the first parts of movies, but here, it does. The second part takes the story from the first part forward and ties up the loose ends to reach a fitting finale. For the genre it’s in, and the audience it caters to, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a nice emotional watch.
The story is about four friends, all girls, all different from one another. One studious chick, one rocker chick, one sports chick, and one Hispanic chick… the ensemble has nice variety. The four girls are best friends, having grown up together, and despite the apparent differences in their personalities, gel well with each other. Then, despite the very obvious differences in their body types, they find a pair of jeans that fits each one of them perfectly. So they buy the jeans and send it to each other one summer when they are at different places. The jeans creates miracles for them and solves problems in their life, brings them closer, and so on and so forth.
The performances by the four actresses are good and they display good on-screen chemistry, totally believable as best friends who love each other. The heartwarming charm of the story is retained through both parts.
It’s the kind of movie that girls love and the kind that guys pretend to hate even though they like it as well.
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