Ask any woman and she'll tell you that the perfect pair of jeans is a thing of wonder and beauty indeed. They can make you feel comfortable, attractive, emboldened, at home. They even have an annoying way of letting you know when you're not taking good enough care of yourself. In other words, the perfect pair of jeans is not so unlike a good friend.
So it seems altogether fitting that when The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' four best friends—Carmen (America Ferrera of Real Women Have Curves), Tibby (Amber Tamblyn of TV's Joan of Arcadia), Lena (Alexis Bledel of TV's The Gilmore Girls), and Bridget (newcomer Blake Lively)—can't be together for an entire summer (their longest stretch apart in their 16 years), they allow a "magical" pair of jeans to link them all together.
The jeans are magical because they fit all four of these diverse female bodies—from the tall, athletic Bridget to the voluptuous Puerto Rican, Carmen. And honestly, the fact that they're not fighting over a pair of jeans that makes them all look great from behind is a huge testament to the strength of their friendship.
The sisterhood began even before these four were born. Their moms met in a prenatal aerobics class and gave birth within a week of one another. These young women have shared just about every waking moment since. So the fact that they're parting for the summer—Lena to visit her grandparents in Greece, Bridget to soccer camp in Mexico, Carmen to spend the summer with her dad in South Carolina (he left when she was 10), and Tibby to stay home and work a boring drug-store job to earn money for more video equipment (she's making a documentary)—is a big deal.
On a shopping trip the week before they part, they wander ...1
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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