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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008

Carmen Lowell is working on the backstage of a play in Yale. When the lead actress and friend Julia invites her to travel to Vermont with her to work in a play with professional cast, she...

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For those who liked the first one should hopefully like this one pretty good movie.
Wasn't this one long ad for a Felicity episode?
The good news: I wasn't the only guy at the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 midnight premiere!

The bad news: I was the only straight guy there, therefore I have officially had my man card stripped away indefinitely (though I wasn't all that manly to begin with).

If you go to see this movie...or just look at the title alone you know EXACTLY what you're getting. It's a very girly story about romance, growing up and of course, the Sisterhood. Yes I know that the "sisterhood" is a rarity these days, replaced by tween drama and catfights. That's when you have to remember this movie is based off of a book series, not reality.

The formula is the same as the first. The girls go off on their own adventures and come together at the end. Here's the storylines listed from worst to best:

*Bridget: She goes to Turkey on an archaeological dig and once again ends up dealing with the inner conflict of her mom's death...*YAWN.*

*Lena: We find out she and Kostos broke up, and she gets involved with the nude model in her art class (this guy will make EVERY girl swoon). It ends up being a very predictable love triangle.

*Tibby: She and her geeky boyfriend Brian celebrate their 10-month anniversary by having sex. OOPS, the condom broke! Of course she freaks out in typical Tibby fashion, which is always interesting.

*Carmen: She goes to Vermont and becomes the leading lady in a play, and the love interest of a guy who looks like a British Keanu Reeves (DEAR GOD). America Ferrera is the best actress of the four girls by far, and it makes you believe she's too big for this movie.

To be honest, this movie isn't as heartwarming as the first. That's because this movie lacks the touching storylines of the first, like Tibby's adventure with her terminally-ill friend Bailey or Carmen dealing with her dad. This is a more mature movie, where the girls seem to be moving on past the days of the "magical pants." The pants themselves don't play a big role in the movie until the end, and I'm glad the ending wasn't as contrived as I thought it'd be.

I didn't think this movie was as good as the first, but it's still enjoyable (SHHHHHHHHH don't tell my guy friends I admitted that). And of course if you 1) liked the first movie, 2) read the books, 3) are sensitive in any way or 4) a girl under the age of 16 you will enjoy it too. You won't get all emotional to the point of tears, but there's still the moments that'll make you laugh and go "awww" with your BFF 4ever.

Overall, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is one of the best movies that I have seen all year long. It's definitely gonna land somewhere in my Top 10 and it's definitely one of my favorite chick flicks (even if I don't like them that often) along with the first Sisterhood. If you are a fan of the books, the first Sisterhood movie, chick flicks, or any of the 4 actresses... then you should really check this one out. :D
I went to see this movie expecting to see not only a chick flick, but a good one. I was disappointed greatly. Blake Lively's acting has gone downhill. She seemed so real, and able to relate to in the first movie. In this one, her poor acting made me laugh. Also, Alexis Bledel's acting hasn't improved much either. I loved her in Gilmore Girls, and her acting has never been like this before. Since I like both of these actresses, I'm thinking it might have been the director who brought out the fake parts these actresses. The movie itself was a mixture of the 3 books, and I think they mixed them up weird. The story line was a little all over the place, and not really well thought out. I loved the books, and was expecting this movie to be as good or better than them. I was wrong. Don't waste your money on this one- go to the dollar-fifty theater, if you have to see it at all.

There are some moments in the sequel that shine, most of them occurring when the four titular characters are together, but so much time is spent on filler plots and unnecessary contrivances that the film simply gets old too quickly. Alexis Bledel and Blake Lively don't do much to make their characters any more believable or human; they have no personality and thus their individual story lines are rendered even weaker. Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera do the opposite, and bring their characters to life, against the odds of the mediocre script. There's also some impressive input from supporting performances, such as the great Blythe Danner and the heartfelt Shohreh Aghdashloo. All in all, a disappointment considering the first film, but still a somewhat worthy escape with four friends who, in the end, above all things, value one another more than anything else in the world.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies are both very heartwarming chick flicks that I never thought I would like, yet alone actually love. Ambyr Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel are all fantastic. The chemistry between the girls is amazing, and each of their stories are done and put together very well. :D
This was a great movie. It had great lessons in the film that made the audience laugh, cry, and feel glad to be alive. It put me in a great mood. The soundtrack is very good too!
LOVED IT, it was a nice conclusion to the original and it was very relatable
:fresh: the sisterhood just keeps getting better as the second film goes futher into the girls future it keeps you wanting more and more. even better than the first.
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I started reading these books when the first of them came out; I was mid-high school and they were a hot item in the young adults section, and even though I ended with the 4th this past year (when i was in my 2nd year of college), the nostalgia of the series and the familiarity of the characters was still a great thing to indulge in. A lighthearted read that wasn't soyika or achebe and didn't require footnotes like the rest of the things i was reading for lit.
The same goes for the movies, the second and newest of which I felt was better than the first.
The dialogue may have its corny moments, due to the overall direction of the plot, but all is forgiven because of the quick and easy pace with which the actors exchange lines. I felt that this movie came together very very well; the chemistry of the girls was more palpable than in the first. It was not stiff, but it wasn't in your face and over done.
It also gave stars Amber Tamblyn and America Fererra their chances to take center stage and really expand their roles & talents. I personally feel that these two are by far the best of the cast, both within this film and in terms of their separate careers. The movie was funny in ways that weren't entirely predictable or overly slap-stick. I walked away pretty damn pleased after this one :)
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