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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Sara Brady
    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
    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. SarahP.
    Jul 29, 2006
    i loved the books, but i was a little skeptical about wastching the movie the first time because the movie is generally never as good as the book, but i must say they did a pretty good job of following the book! its a bit of a tearjerker but id still recomend it to anyone and everyone! Expand
  2. HannahP.
    Nov 6, 2005
    The movie was the best movie I have seen all year. And trust me I have seen a ton of movies this year.
  3. SamJ.
    Jan 2, 2006
    I have laught, cried of sadness joy, falled in love. It is so beautiful movie I'm waiting the following..2,3...The actresses are very good an dpersonnaly I liked alexis bedel and Amber Tamblyn. Expand
  4. StevieO.
    Nov 2, 2005
    I liked the movie alot but liked the books better. I think the movie should have stayed true to the original story to the details. But I though it did a good job of showing the main point of the story. Expand
  5. ShelleyN.
    Jul 20, 2006
    It was really good and i recomend both the movie and the book to anyone who wants take the offer. Alexis Bedel was great in the movie but its really more of a chick flick. Expand
  6. SusanJ.
    Nov 2, 2005
    I did not come into this movie expecting anything and I was pleasantly surprised. The girls had a great chemistry and the movie did a great job of conveying that throughout. Collapse
  7. ME!
    Oct 23, 2005
    The movie really sucked conpared to the book. My advise save some $$$ and go get the book from the library!

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