The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • PG
  • 1h 53m
  • 2005
Certified Fresh77%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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Meet Tibby, Bridget, Lena and Carmen. As the summer before their 16th birthdays approaches, these four best friends with diverse family backgrounds and personalities hatch a plan to stay connected despite being separated for the entire season. The girls pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that, magically, look wonderful on all of them despite their different sizes, with each teen keeping the pants for two weeks. Over the summer, the pants come to represent the girls' mutual support of one another. But the jeans also lead each teenager into bruising yet ultimately healing confrontations with love and courage, death and forgiveness, in the days of The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh77%
Critics 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.
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Ken Tucker

The film is filled with positive messages ...

June 21, 2017
L.A. Weekly
Chuck Wilson

The finale goes on and on, but the movie is nicely photographed and duly empowering, and should pl...

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Scott Moore

The emotional story and fine acting are enough to make this a must-see movie for teen girls. The r...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
Common Sense Says
Sensitive portrayal of four girls' friendships.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is based on the book by the same name. Friendship, family, acceptance, loyalty, and a pair of pants hold together the different summer experiences of four close high school friends. The teen characters deal with difficult issues, including a parent's suicide, the disease and death of a close friend, a father's remarriage, seduction, and first-time sex (this last is indicated rather than depicted explicitly). The film includes tense family scenes, with a focus on reconciliation after angry flare-ups. Characters use some mild profanity (including "suck" and "ass"), and they drink. The girls demonstrate self-sacrifice, empathy, and understanding as they support each other through difficult experiences.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:June 1, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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