The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
|The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants 2
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sanaa Hamri|
|Produced by||Debra Martin Chase
Denise Di Novi
|Written by||Elizabeth Chandler
Ann Brashares (novels)
|Music by||Rachel Portman|
|Editing by||Melissa Kent|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release dates||August 6, 2008|
|Running time||117 minutes|
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a 2008 sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The original cast (Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Amber Tamblyn) return to star in the movie, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri. The film is based upon the fourth novel in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood, but incorporates scenes and storylines from The Second Summer of the Sisterhood and Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood. The film was released in the US on August 6, 2008.
Three years after the first film, first summer after college, the girls are separate until the Pants reunite them. Bridget (Blake Lively) visits her grandmother Greta (Blythe Danner) in Alabama, to ask about her mother's suicidal depression. Lena (Alexis Bledel) finds Kostas (Michael Rady) married in Greece. Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), fearing pregnancy, alienates Carmen. Carmen (America Ferrara) auditions for Perdita in a Vermont acting workshop. When Lena's sister Effie (Lucy Hale) steals and loses the Pants in Greece, the Sisterhood follow. Despite not finding the Pants, they do convince Lena to take back Kostas.
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Bridget finds hidden letters from her grandmother Greta, presently alienated from her father (Ernie Lively, Blake's real father). He says he wanted to protect her, but Bridget angrily retorts that she has been taking care of herself for years. She leaves an archaeological dig from Turkey under Professor Nasrin (Shohreh Aghdashloo) early to visit her grandmother in Alabama.
Her mother, who committed suicide at age 35, used to visit regularly. Greta explains that her mother denied her worsening depression. Bridget's father agreed to this, but Greta could not, so both cut ties with Greta.
Bridget worries she is like her mother and will have the same unhappy life. Greta reassures her that she is stronger than her mother ever was. The conversation brings Bridget and her grandmother closer, and helps Bridget reconcile with her father.
Lena, in Greece to mourn the loss of Bapi, finds Kostas married, and his wife pregnant. Lena returns to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and goes out with her life class model, Leo (Jesse Williams), an artist who poses in exchange for studio space.
Kostas comes to see Lena at school after his wife revealed that she was never pregnant, and the marriage was annulled. Lena forgives him, but says they are not the same people. Later with Leo, she realizes some people fall in love only once, and she still cares for Kostas. She then vists Kostas and they reconcile on his boat. They say they still love each other and share a kiss.
Tibby works at a video store in NYC while retaking a NYU screenwriting class graded incomplete. In celebration of ten months, she sleeps with Brian (Leonardo Nam), but the condom breaks. Fearing pregnancy, she withdraws from Brian and her friends, using her script as an excuse. She breaks up with Brian and regretfully gives Lena's younger sister Effie permission to date him.
Lena brings her a requested pregnancy test, but she gets her periods before she takes it. Tibby drives to Vermont, hoping for Carmen's support. After quarreling over who ignores the other more, Tibby leaves. She then goes to Brian's house and apologizes. Tibby and Brian then go to eat breakfast.
Carmen goes to an actor workshop in Vermont, prompted by fellow Yale student, Julia (Rachel Nichols), comfortable in the acting world, and friends with the director, Bill (Kyle MacLachlan). Carmen is uncertain of where she belongs.
She accidentally drops a curtain on classmate Ian (Tom Wisdom) during his audition for The Winter's Tale. After they watch Julia audition for the lead in Perdita, he encourages her to try. Carmen talks about how she connects with Perdita, winning her the part. Julia, in a small part, is clearly jealous, but promises to help Carmen.
Initially uncertain about her acting abilities, Carmen grows more confident when her talent is recognized by the director and the other actors, including Ian, with whom she begins a flirtatious friendship. Julia grows more jealous, and her competition for Ian upsets Carmen.
Carmen believes Ian will pick Julia, declines his offers to practice, and falters in rehearsals. Also, feeling her friends ignored her all year, she pushes away visiting Tibby, but reconciles after her mother Christina (Rachel Ticotin) goes into labor. Carmen asks Tibby to help after she and her stepfather (Paul Coughlan) cannot get to the hospital in time.
Ian comforts Carmen, distressed over missing the birth. He prefers her to Julia, who pursues him. She overhears Julia tell director Bill to replace Carmen, but he does not. She performs spectacularly, regains confidence, and kisses Ian after the play. While packing to leave, she finally tells Julia off.
Reconciliation at summer end
After Brian breaks up with her for Tibby, Effie steals the Pants, but loses them en route to Greece and her grandmother. The Sisterhood disagree over whether the Pants are worth saving, so Lena travels to Greece first. The other girls follow to help, and to convince the reluctant Lena to take back Kostas. Although they do not find the Pants, the summer ends in Greece with a renewal of their mutual commitment.
- Amber Tamblyn as Tibby Rollins
- Alexis Bledel as Lena Kaligaris
- America Ferrera as Carmen Lowell
- Blake Lively as Bridget Vreeland
- Leonardo Nam as Brian McBrian
- Michael Rady as Kostas Dounas
- Jesse Williams as Leo
- Tom Wisdom as Ian
- Lucy Kate Hale as Effie Kaligaris
- Rachel Nichols as Julia Beckwith
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Prof. Nasrin Mehani
- Blythe Danner as Greta
- Rachel Ticotin as Christina
- Ernie Lively as Mr. Vreeland
- Kyle MacLachlan as Bill Kerr
- Carly Rose Sonenclar as Katherine Rollins
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.
Soundtrack and score
|The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2|
|Soundtrack album by Various|
|Released||August 6, 2008|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
- Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson
- Together - Michelle Branch
- Sunset Man - James Otto
- No One's Aware - Jack Savoretti
- Warm Whispers - Missy Higgins
- Friday Night - Craig David
- Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit) - Noisettes
- 5 times out of 100 - Hot Hot Heat
- Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
- You Are Mine - Mutemath
- Strange & Beautiful - Aqualung
- Sisterhood (3:29)
- Kostas (:44)
- Carmen And Ian Rehearse (2:39)
- Welcome Home (1:07)
- Bridget (3:20)
- The Letters (2:43)
- Lena (4:14)
- Tibby (4:07)
- Carmen (3:52)
- Well Worn Pair Of Pants (1:39)
According to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, "The workable chemistry among the four leads combined with the enriching message make for a winning Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2". It has a score of 63% based on 87 reviews. Metacritic scored the film as 63/100, with "generally favorable reviews", based on 26 reviews.
The DVD and Blu-ray were released in the US on November 18, 2008. In Australia the movie was released straight to DVD.
- 2009 - Nominated; Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Romance
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