The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Produced by
Screenplay byElizabeth Chandler
Based on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashares
Starring
Music by Rachel Portman
CinematographyJim Denault
Edited byMelissa Kent
Production
companies
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • August 6, 2008 (2008-08-06)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$27 million [1]
Box office$44.3 million [1]

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a 2008 American comedy-drama film and a sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . The original cast (Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel) return to star in the film. It was directed by Sanaa Hamri and screenplay by Elizabeth Chandler, who wrote the previous film. The film is based upon the fourth novel in the book series: Forever in Blue (2007), but incorporates scenes and storylines from The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (2003) and Girls in Pants (2004). [2]

Contents

It is the second installment of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film series and was released in theaters on August 6, 2008.

Plot

Best childhood friends Bridget Vreeland, Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, and Carmen Lowell have just completed their first year of college and are planning to spend their summer apart.

Bridget discovers her father had hidden letters from her grandmother Greta and rejects his explanation that he had the right to hide the letters and wanted to protect her. She goes to Turkey, where she participates in an archaeological dig under Professor Nasrin Mehani. After reading her grandmother's letters, Bridget leaves the dig early to visit her in Alabama. There, Bridget learns that her mother, who committed suicide, had denied having depression or any mental issues at all. Though Bridget's father had accepted this, Greta could not live a lie, wanting to help her daughter, and reluctantly cut ties with both of them. When Bridget worries that she will become like her mother, Greta reassures her that she is stronger than her mother and that her mother's love for her is the reason why she hung on as long as she did. The conversation brings Bridget and Greta closer together, and allows Bridget to reconcile with her father.

While mourning the death of her grandfather Bapi in Greece, Lena meets her ex-boyfriend Kostas, who reveals to her that he is married and expecting a baby with his wife. Lena returns to the Rhode Island School of Design and begins dating Leo, the nude model for her life class. Kostas comes to see her, revealing that his marriage was annulled after his wife revealed that she had lied about being pregnant. Lena forgives him but she refuses to take him back because she does not believe they are the same people any more. However, after spending time with Leo, she realizes that they are incompatible and she still cares for Kostas.

Tibby works at a video store in New York while retaking a screenwriting class at New York University that requires her to finish her script. While having sex with her boyfriend Brian, the condom breaks. Afraid that she might be pregnant, Tibby withdraws from her friends and from Brian. She breaks up with Brian and reluctantly gives Lena's younger sister, Effie, permission to date him, despite their age difference. Lena brings Tibby a requested pregnancy test kit, but Tibby gets her period before she takes it. Tibby drives to Vermont, hoping for Carmen's support, but leaves after the two argue over who ignores the other more. She goes to Brian's house and apologizes, confessing that she had been afraid dealing with change. Realizing that he still loves Tibby, Brian breaks up with Effie.

Carmen attends an actor workshop in Vermont, prompted by fellow Yale student and friend Julia. During auditions for The Winter's Tale , Ian, an actor, encourages Carmen to try out. Carmen ultimately wins the part of Perdita, causing Julia to become envious. Carmen grows more confident when her talent is recognized by the director Bill and the other actors, including Ian, with whom she begins a flirtatious friendship. One night, Julia reveals she is going on a date with Ian, upsetting Carmen and causing her to falter in rehearsals. When her mother Christina goes into labor early, Carmen reconciles with Tibby and asks her to help. Ian comforts Carmen and reveals that he only agreed to go out with Julia because she begged him. Carmen overhears Julia tell Bill to replace her saying Carmen doesn’t have what it takes, but he refuses. Carmen regains her confidence, performs successfully, and kisses Ian after the play. While packing to leave, she chastises Julia for her backstabbing actions and ends their friendship.

Effie, upset with Brian breaking up with her and how Lena seems to love her friends more than her own sister, steals the Pants and loses them in Greece while visiting her grandmother. Bridget, Lena, Tibby, and Carmen disagree over whether the Pants are worth saving, so Lena travels to Greece herself to look for them. After learning from Effie that Lena refused to take Kostas back when he visited her in Rhode Island, the other three girls follow to help search for the Pants and convince Lena to take back Kostas. Although they do not find the Pants, the summer ends in Greece with the four friends renewing their mutual commitment to each other.

Cast

Production

Principal photography started on the island of Santorini, Greece in Oia and continued in Connecticut. Western Connecticut State University was used for the scenes of Lena at the Rhode Island School of Design campus. Tibby's scenes were filmed in New York City. [3]

Soundtrack and score

The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants 2
Soundtrack album by
Various
ReleasedAugust 6, 2008
Label Warner Bros. Records
  1. Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson
  2. Together - Michelle Branch
  3. Sunset Man - James Otto
  4. No One's Aware - Jack Savoretti
  5. Warm Whispers - Missy Higgins
  6. Friday Night - Craig David
  7. Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit) - Noisettes
  8. 5 times out of 100 - Hot Hot Heat
  9. Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
  10. You Are Mine - Mutemath
  11. Strange & Beautiful - Aqualung

In addition, Varèse Sarabande released an album of the film's score, composed by Rachel Portman (unlike the film's stars, composer Cliff Eidelman did not return for the sequel).

  1. Sisterhood (3:29)
  2. Kostas (:44)
  3. Carmen And Ian Rehearse (2:39)
  4. Welcome Home (1:07)
  5. Bridget (3:20)
  6. The Letters (2:43)
  7. Lena (4:14)
  8. Tibby (4:07)
  9. Carmen (3:52)
  10. Well Worn Pair Of Pants (1:39)

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 65% approval rating based on 98 reviews with an average rating of 6/10. The site's critical consensus reads "The workable chemistry among the four leads combined with the enriching message make for a winning Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2". [4] Similarly, Metacritic gave the film a 63/100 score based on 26 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". [5]

On its opening weekend, the film performed better than its predecessor, opening #4 at the box office with $10,678,430. [6] As of November 7, 2008, the film had grossed $44,080,484 domestically. [7]

DVD release

The DVD and Blu-ray were released in the United States on November 18, 2008. In Australia, the film was released straight-to-DVD.

Awards

Sequel

A film based on the book sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, had been announced and it was produced by Alloy Entertainment. [8] [9] [10] However as of 2020 no update about this potential sequel has gotten a update.

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