I went to a screening of The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 last night. Know what? It's got some redeeming qualities. I'm not saying it's great, I'm just saying that since every movie ticket you buy is your Hollywood vote for the kind of movies you want to see more of, use your dollars wisely! Hear me out:
The director, Sanaa Hamri, also helmed Something New, and she handled the story of four smart young women dealing with romantic, familial and working relationships really well. I dig Tibby (Amber Tamblin)'s pseudo-feminist character because she's sharp, witty and vulnerable. (Plus, her boyfriend is Asian. And they don't even mention it!) Carmen (America Ferrera) is alternately fierce and insecure. Lena (Alexis Bledel) has a magnetic attraction to the hot hot model from her figure drawing class, and that's before she sees him naked. He's black, but, again, they don't even mention it. The only character with a weak plotline is Bridget (Blake Lively), but since she appears in scenes with both Blythe Danner and personal fave Shohreh Aghdashloo, she of House Of Sand And Fog, you try to forgive. Is it too long? Maybe. Does it go back and forth between the characters too much? Perhaps. But seriously: A movie directed by a woman, written by a woman, based on books written by a woman, starring young women with minorities and older women as supporting cast? Give it a chance. Or at least rent it when it comes out on DVD.