Based on the book written by Ann Brashares (previously reviewed last month by me!), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants stares Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively as live long friends Lena, Bridget, Carmen and Tibby during their 16th summer.
The first summer they are going to be apart since they were in the womb.Magically, they find a pair of pants that fit all four of them on the eve of their departures on their first summer apart. They decide to send the pants to each other during their summer, as a way of keeping them together when they are apart.
The pants follow Lena to Greece where she is visiting her Grandparents, and they go to Bridget at an all girls soccer camp, and to Bridget where she is spending the entire summer with her Dad, and finally to Tibby who is at home and wasting her summer away working at the local Wallman’s.
Along with learning how to be away from their friends, they grow up and have new experiences. From finding their first love to losing them, to realizing that you are allowed to be angry at your parents. From dealing with death to dealing with love lost, the girls come back together changed people and can’t always tell each other everything.
The coming of age story is easily relateble, and a fun movie to watch. The characters are someone the viewer knows, and could even be lived through by fellow 16-year-olds who are dealing with the same dilemmas.
Although the writers took out minor characters that eventually become important later on in the stories, and even minor events that end up being huge later on in the books, the movie is a innocent take on being a teenager who is afraid of loosing her friends. Of growing up, and slowly accepting that your friends will still be your friends when you’re apart from them.
Next to be reviewed in this series: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, along with the rest of the books including Sisterhood Everlasting, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (movie.)