Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 BD
Join the four best friends as they finish their first year of college and dive into a summer of excitement. Bridget (Blake Lively) journeys to Turkey on an archeological dig. Carmen (America Ferrera) plunges into the hectic, creative world of summer theater in Vermont. Lena (Alexis Bledel) discovers new love and old heartbreak at the Rhode Island School of Design. And in the Big Apple, Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) takes a big step in her relationship with Brian. Romance, laughs, tears and that magical pair of jeans that keeps the girls together even when theyre far apart all here in a heart-lifting second film based on Ann Brashares bestsellers. Its a perfect fit!]]>
- Go Jump Off a Cliff: How the final sequence was inspired by fan reaction to the first movie (in high definition)
- Additional scenes (in high definition)
- Gag reel: On-set bloopers and jokes (in high definition)
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There are also some fine performances from rest of the cast. You've got Lucy Hale as Lena's idiot kid sister. (BTW, Hale handles this role much better than Bledel did in Bride and Prejudice, but I'd love to see her cast in something outside of this mold.) You've got Rachel Nichols as acting Carmen's friend/nemesis. As Bridget's supervisor at a Turkish archaeolgical dig, Shohreh Aghdashloo shows once again why she is Hollywood's go-to actress for a strong middle eastern woman. And you've got Blythe Banner as Bridget's grandmother from Alabama. On the male side, you've got reformed Dragon's Lair addict Brian (suddenly sporting washboard abs) as Tibby's guy, Ian as Carmen's British acting foil, and Lena's twin boy-toys, ex-boyfriend Kostas and model Leo. When you combine the stars, the rest of the cast, and the picturesque scenes of Santorini, there is a lot of eye candy, probably something for everyone.
On the downside, the DVD special features are a little on the skimpy side. There are a couple of deleted scenes, none of which are earthshattering. There is a gag reel, but most of the gags are flubbed lines, not too exciting either. There is a brief vignette on the "cliff scene". And you can watch the film dubbed in Spanish or French with or without subtitles. I guess the stars were too busy to deliver more like with the last movie. That's okay. The bottom line is that the film is worth watching. It is good clean fun. (By the way, the PG-13 rating is absurd. This is far tamer than Gossip Girl or even Ugly Betty.)
I don't think that you would have to watch the first one to understand what's happening, the movie does a good job of explaining everything, but I would highly recommend watching the first one because it's adorable as well.
Having read the books can be a key factor in enjoying the movie because things move really quickly and fans of the series will constantly be filling in gaps. The best indication of how fast things move is that when Bee goes to Alabama her grandmother (Blythe Danner) immediately reocgnizes her, so they forgo the entire bit about Bee pretending to be Gilda. The biggest element missing from the final book is Bee's romance in Turkey, but the decision to create a new character, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Professor Nasrin Mehani, is a good move because it places the emphasis on Bee coming to terms with her mother's suicide, which was arguably the most important thing that happened to her in the four books. Additionaly, following Tibby's pregnancy scare with having to be in the delivery room with Carmen's mother added an additional resonance to Tibby's story.
Circumstances have certainly changed for the four actresses since the release of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" three years ago can simply be expressed by noting that when the first movie came out Tamblyn was doing "Joan of Arcadia" and Bledel had "Gilmore Girls," and now those shows are done and Ferrera with "Ugly Betty" and Lively on "Gossip Girl" are currently in the front seat of American pop culture. There was reportedly some reluctance to get the band back together for this second film, but at least everybody got to go to Santorini this time around and watch Bledel freckle. However, the main thing I noticed in this second movie is that Amber Tamblyn is clearly the best actress in the bunch, which is saying something if you have seen Ferrera in "Real Women Have Curves." But this is Tamblyn's movie and most of the best moments (and virtually all of the good lines) belong to her.
The other thing I noticed is that the guys in this movie are all good guys. Brian (Leonardo Nam) is everything Tibby is not, which is exactly what she needs, Ian (Tom Wisdom) is the proverbial Prince Charming for Carmen, and the only downside for Lena choosing between Leo (Jesse Williams) and Kostas (Michael Rady) is that one of the two does not believe there is one person who everybody to love, which is not exactly a deal breaker. The only really villain in the proceedings would be Carmen's supposed friend, Julia (Rachel Nichols), but that just underscores the point that the girl's are in many ways their own worst enemies. Their faults, dear readers, lie in themselves more in than others, and for the Sisterhood actualization truly comes from within. Again, because the film is covering so much, flipping from character to character as the Traveling Pants make their appointed rounds, there is a sense of sketching characters and connecting dots. Not knowing the back stories, which are necessarily reduced to assumptions without the benefit of actual exposition, can put viewers at risk for enjoying this summer of 2008 film. Director Sanaa Hamri made her mark directing music videos, so at least she has an appreciation for having to be concise in her scenes. The net result is not a great film, but certainly a satisfying one for the Sisterhood readership.