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Movie Review – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a heightened melodrama that feels like a pastiche of various soap opera plots that more or less clicks almost solely attributed to its charming four leads. There’s nothing here you haven’t seen in a thousand episodes of General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The O.C. or Party of Five but you can’t help but be impressed by the infectious spirit on display here. Guys who have been dragged to the cinema by their girlfriends as payback for watching Star Wars Revenge of the Sith or Batman Begins are probably not going to be totally engaged by the copious amounts of estrogen on display here but at least the camaraderie between the women is genuinely affective and, most refreshingly, there’s nary a piece of dialogue given to fashion, shopping or looking like a walking Barbie doll. Though these teenagers are afflicted with age old issues at least they are down to earth and not seen through some warped Hollywood lens. Those looking for something akin to Legally Blonde should stay far away.

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