While some situations are resolved a bit too conveniently for comfort, the storylines ultimately play to each actress’s individual strengths. With whip-smart, wise-cracking sarcasm, Tamblyn still shines the brightest as Tibby, the obvious oddball of the bunch, while Bledel, Lively and Ferrera possess that crucial balance of charm and vulnerability in a myriad of emotionally complex moments. Of course, this won’t exactly be a huge selling point for the guys who may be dragged along for the nearly two-hour ride. But for the ladies who’ve been anticipating the next chapter of Traveling Pants, the pants still fit (almost) perfectly.
  
CAUTIONS:

  • Drugs/Alcohol:  Some social drinking.
  • Language/Profanity:  A couple of mild expletives plus several uses of “Oh my G—.“
  • Sex/Nudity:  Aside from a few kisses between girlfriends and boyfriends, Tibby sleeps with her boyfriend, (cue pregnancy scare) but nothing is shown aside from kissing.  Lena has to sketch a nude male model in art class, but the camera stays away from anything that’s not his chiseled chest, abs and legs.
  • Violence:  None.

 

Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in St. Paul, Minn., she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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