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Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Sara Brady
    100
    The film succeeds on the strength of the four actresses, first and foremost America Ferrera, who beautifully essays the role of narrator Carmen.
  2. An argument could be made that too many bad things happen to the good members of this sisterhood. The movie does occasionally teeter on the brink of soap opera, but then, so does life.
  3. More often then not, the relationships and performances are strong and moving, with an effect both breezy-fun and profound.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Mixes satisfying dollops of fun, tears, travel, romance and lesson-learning in a handsome package whose two hours pass faster than many a grownup entertainment.
  5. Fortunately, director Ken Kwapis, who's done a lot of briskly unsentimental TV work with young people--"Malcolm in the Middle," most notably--knows how to avoid mawk, keeps the squawk to a minimum, and gets wonderful performances out of at least two of the sisterhood, "Gilmore Girls'" Alexis Bledel as the modest Lena, and America Ferrera ("Real Women Have Curves") as the stubborn Carmen.
  6. 63
    The cast brings its by-the-numbers characters alive.
  7. The girls in 'Traveling Pants' are only mannequins wearing someone else's clothes. They don't get inside your head, let alone your heart.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Mar 12, 2011
    6
    Setting aside the fact that where each girls story line goes is pretty predictable, I really did enjoy this movie. The acting was better than decent, the plot was cute, and there might have even been a few moving moments. Expand

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