Movie List
Loading ...
Find Theaters and Movie Times
Search Movies

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Disjointed, sketchy, and saccharine
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 5, 2008
1.5 1.5 Stars


Like Sex and the City: The Movie, Sanaa Hamri’s continuation of the journey of a pair of jeans that magically fit four girls of disparate genes feels tailored for the small screen. Back for this sequel are Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel, Joan of Arcadia’s Amber Tamblyn, Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively, and Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera, who’s the best thing in these disjointed, sketchy, saccharine scenes condensed from three (!) of Ann Brashares’s novels. They have little of the sex or the city in their separate locales: Lena (Bledel) is at RISD falling for her artist’s model; Tibby (Tamblyn) is at NYU averting an unwanted pregnancy (the pants, it seems, have their limits); Bridget (Lively) is at Brown learning to be Lara Croft; and Carmen (Ferrera) is at Yale getting lost before finding success in summer stock. In the end, the gals reunite, jumping off a cliff and . . . safely into an ocean. Thelma & Louise this ain’t. 117 minutes | Boston Common + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Chestnut Hill + Suburbs

Related: The Grudge 2, Review: Post Grad, Review: Our Family Wedding, More more >
  Topics: Reviews , Science and Technology, Biology, Life Sciences,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
    Decades before women took center stage in the one-two punch of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill , King Hu (1932-1997; the subject of a retrospective at the HFA) put swords in the hands of a soaring heroine in Come Drink with Me.
  •   REVIEW: EMPEROR  |  March 12, 2013
    Yes, Tommy Lee Jones plays the "supreme commander" of the US forces in this historical drama from Peter Webber ( Girl with a Pearl Earring ) that takes place after the Japanese surrender in World War II, and the Oscar winner puts in another towering performance.
  •   REVIEW: 21 AND OVER  |  March 05, 2013
    As one of the Asian stereotypes in this hit-or-(mostly)-miss comedy from writer/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore says, "Fuck kids these days. Every one of you is drunk, stupid, and fat."
  •   REVIEW: THE LAST EXORCISM PART II  |  March 06, 2013
    Now that the shaky-cam nonsense has been left behind, what remains are textureless, overlit, sub-TV-quality visuals that only accentuate the fact that our protagonist, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), is at least a decade older than the 17-year-old exorcised sect-escapee that she's playing.
  •   REVIEW: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER  |  March 06, 2013
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: a farm boy dreams of adventure, finds it, and falls in love with a princess along the way. (For everyone's sake, let's just hope she's not his sister.)

 See all articles by: BRETT MICHEL