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October 20, 2015

I've been in a coma for the past 9 years. When I woke up, I watched 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2' and this is my review of it.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’ is the sequel to ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’(2005) which is based on the 2001 novel ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.’ ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’ explores the relationship between four young woman and their magical pair of jeans, this time spending their summer in Greece. Needless to say, the girls are back.

I feel I should clarify why I am late to reviewing this film. In the fall of 2006 I was in a serious car accident that took the life of my wife, Barbara, and left me in a coma. This caused me to miss the theatrical release of ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.’ I miraculously woke from the coma back in May, however, with severe brain damage. Ever since, I have been gradually regaining basic degrees of awareness. I’ve made a lot of progress, but the past few months have been a real battle. My doctors felt that the best chance of escaping a permanent vegetative state was by going back into my regular routine of reviewing a movie once a week.‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’ was the perfect starting point for me. I did see the original ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ before the accident but forget most of the key plot points due to the brain trauma and memory loss. Hell, I can’t even remember Barbara’s face unless I’m looking at a picture of her. Anyway, back to the review.

The sequel picks up a year later with the sisters now in college. We see the girls, Bridget (Blake Lively), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Tibby(Amber Tamblyn) and Carmen (America Ferrera) in a four-part storyline. Within those storylines, the film covers a range of adult concepts from suicide to pregnancy scares. But most importantly, the movie emphasizes the importance of friendship.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’ offers a fun, at times emotional, story of four friends sticking together through the good and the bad. I imagine this movie was well loved by its target audience back in 2008. I only wish I could have been awake to see this movie in theaters. It would’ve been a lot easier than trying to figure out how to use a “DVD Compact Disk Player.” In conclusion, things may have changed the past 9 years, but the chemistry between these girls can withstand any tragedy.

This is literally the best movie I’ve seen in a decade.

Rating: ★★★★☆