Sisterhood of the traveling pants film review (7/10)
Stepping outside your front door to bird song, Sun and the slight chill of an early morning awakens like nothing else, a sense of adventure for the experiences to be invoked by the day and those around you. This film genre in my opinion therefore is “reality adventure”.
Setting the scene
The introduction to the film clearly lays out what is expected with the plot. This makes the film relaxing to follow and your interest focus centralised on the characters themselves and their lives rather than understanding the storyline. This in my opinion enables sufficient emotional engagement for a relaxing, yet entertaining film thereby reducing boredom.
The spirit of adventure is integral to the fascinating storyline of this film. Friendship Unites the experiences encountered by the characters over summer.
The setting is varied to match the myriad of scenes and environments explored. Intrigue is present from the slightly comical and light hearted title which captures the essence of what is truly important.
When exploring the characters lives, great emphasis is placed on a key character introduced from the get-go which slows the pace of the movie a little too much, creating a slightly laborious lull in the films’ midpoint. Things are soon picked up however, and keep you entertained till the conclusion. This is due to an emotional rollercoaster of sadness and love which keeps the scene progression dynamic.
The soundtrack whilst cheesy at times, has quite a few non-mainstream tunes which are pleasant and relaxing to listen to.
I guess the diverse relationships, friendships and interaction of all characters, the materialistic nature of clothing and the shared experiences in many locations challenges the notion of happiness. A well thought out conclusion of what this truly means provides a punchy ending.
A good emotive reality adventure film in need of a little pacing up and soundtrack tweaking. Actors and actresses play emotions and roles well and there are the right number of characters for viewer engagement and empathy.