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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 June 2005 (USA)
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Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

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Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Ann Brashares (novel), Delia Ephron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Tamblyn ... Tibby
Alexis Bledel ... Lena
America Ferrera ... Carmen
Blake Lively ... Bridget
Jenna Boyd ... Bailey
Bradley Whitford ... Al
Nancy Travis ... Lydia Rodman
Rachel Ticotin ... Carmen's Mother
Mike Vogel ... Eric
Michael Rady ... Kostas
Leonardo Nam ... Brian McBrian
Maria Konstadarou Maria Konstadarou ... Yia Yia (as Maria Konstandarou)
George Touliatos ... Papou
Kyle Schmid ... Paul Rodman
Erica Hubbard ... Soccer Pal Diana
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Storyline

The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart. Written by Stephanie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Laugh. Cry. Share the pants.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek | Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,833,340, 5 June 2005

Gross USA:

$39,053,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,013,878
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Ken Kwapis never used the traditional phrase "Action!" to begin the actors' performance on set. Instead he said, "Quiet, please, and um, uh, g'head." This method was much more relaxed and allowed the actors to begin at their own pace. However, he did get teased about it - someone even printed up bright orange T-shirts quoting him and handed them out to the crew. See more »

Goofs

When Carmen calls her father, you hear her dial 12 digits, not 11. 1+(area code)+7 digit number which makes 11 digits. See more »

Quotes

Lena: [in her letter, after Kostas accuses her of being afraid to love him] He's right, Car. I am afraid. There's a part of me that wants to let him in but then I feel myself put this wall up and I don't understand why. Maybe that's what strikes me most about Kostas: that despite everything he's suffered he can still look at life in the most uncomplicated way. I've never known that kind of faith. It makes me so sad that people like Kostas and Bridget who have lost everything can still be open to love....
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Crazy Credits

When "These Days" by Chantal Kreviazuk is playing during the end credits, the pants look like the girls put all these designs on the pants of what their summer was like. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Brotherhood of the Traveling Underwear (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

CLOSER TO YOU
Written by Brandi Carlile and Tim Hanseroth
Performed by Brandi Carlile and Phillip Peterson
Arrangement by Phillip Peterson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Smart, funny and real...
2 June 2005 | by elispaulSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie with my wife and, upon entering the theater, immediately became uncomfortable. There was only one other man at the screening and he was obviously feeling a little out of place as well (although he seemed relieved to see me walk in). I was expecting a teen soap opera, but what the movie delivered was quite different. This movie is more like a modern-times "Little Women" or a teen girl version of "Dead Poets Society". In other words, it's something that I haven't seen any sign of for decades....an intelligent drama aimed at teenage girls. My response to seeing this movie was similar to how i felt after seeing "Babe". I know this is an odd comparison, but both were thoughtful, intelligent movies aimed at a target audience that is usually fed cinematic rubbish. The elements of good film-making are on full display here. Strong acting, sure-handled directing, terrific writing....everything that makes a movie great. If you are a teenage girl or have one in your life, this is an absolutely must-see movie. If you don't, you'll still have a good time.


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