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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (*1/2)


Don't you hate pants?!

Because I'll watch anything if it's on HD cable (Blake Lively being in it doesn't hurt.) Excruciating sequel about four BFFs who don't seem to like each other or themselves very much. When not yelling at each other while in each others' presence, each girl goes off to have her own generic subplot including pregnancy scares, parental abandonment issues, and copious heapings of general bitchiness. They all struggle and fail to find meaning or happiness in what to the casual observer would seem like otherwise ideal situations, until reuniting in Santorini and jumping off a cliff magically solves all their petty little dilemmas. America Ferrera is incredibly unpleasant here, scowling at everyone with an enormous chip on her shoulder. Meanwhile, Amber Tamblyn is determined to wrest the crown of Queen of the Harpies from Ferrara. The other two, Alexis Bledel and Blake Lively, sure are pretty, especially Lively with the hair and the boobs (xoxo). The magical pair of jeans themselves are an afterthought. My theory is the pants were actually trying to get away from these broads.