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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

Directed by Ken Kwapis
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June 1, 2005

Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively and America Ferrera shine in this film version of Ann Brashares' chick-lit best seller. Working from a deft script by Delia Ephron, director Ken Kwapis labors hard so that guys won't cringe (too much) as four teen girls, of different body types, pass along the same pair of lucky jeans during a summer of love and loss.

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