The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Filtered

Theatrical Release: June 3, 2005
DVD Release: September 20, 2005


Based on Ann Brashares’ best-selling novel, this is the story of four teenage girls — lifelong friends and very different physically and intellectually — who face their first summer apart. Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) will stay at home pursuing her hobby of making a documentary of coworkers in a huge retail store. Lena’s (Alexis Bledel) parents are sending her to meet her Greek grandparents in Greece. Beautiful, athletic Bridget (Blake Lively) heads off to a summer soccer camp in Mexico. And Carmen (America Ferrera) is excited about spending the summer with her dad in Georgia. To stay connected, the friends buy a pair of jeans that miraculously fits each of them. They decide that each girl will wear the jeans for a week before sending them to one of the others. The Sisterhood celebrates the joys and sadness of growing up and the uniqueness of people.

Dove Review

Four life-long friends travel through the years together and have starting from day one, as their mothers were all friends. The girls will be separated for the first time as they all have different plans for the summer. When shopping in a thrift store the girls find a pair of pants and, despite their differences in sizes and shapes, the pants fit them all perfectly. The girls use the pants as a way to keep in touch over the summer- keeping the pants for one week each and sending them to each other with a letter of what happened while wearing the pants. The viewer feels their pain, excitement, joy and heartache. The summer apart only draws the girls closer. This movie splendidly displays the wonderful bond between the four friends.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: Coming of Age moments that are too complex for younger viewers.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Delia Ephron
Director: Ken Kwapis
Producer: Denise Di Novi
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala