Monday, August 11, 2008
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Coming of age ain't easy
By BLAKE GOBLE The
Daily Arts Writer are ba
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Life is hard when you look like a Cosmo model.
Whoever said that "the heart
wants what it wants" was a dun-
derhead. The heart is confusing,
impulsive and bitter, and it never
isfied. Its spon-
taneity is, at
the very least, Sisterhood
taxing. Sounds of the Tiravel-
ly, but when ingant
watching four At Showcase
twenty-some- and Quality16
thing women Warner Bros
tropes and worries of growing up,
one can't help but think that dat-
ing is silly. "The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants 2" leaves one feel-
ing this way.
four girls of the first film Well, no, not especially. They're
ck. Amber Tamblyn (TV's freaks, actually. They travel freely,
of Arcadia") is Tibby, a caus- never concerned about deadlines,
YU film student. America schedules or the cost of randomly
a (TV's "Ugly Betty") is Car- vacating Vermontfor Greece. They
nebbish Yale theatre wan- solve their problems with sincere
Alexis Bledel (TV's "The and adorable conversations that
e Girls") is Lena, a Rhode always express the right emotions.
They find meaning in a crappy
pair of jeans. Their problems are
a resolved in two hours.
audl an It feels preposterous, as if the
u r aitc studio's talking down to us when
it presents life in such a simplified
irl dram a manner. Yeah, supposedly only 13-
year-olds watch this, but it's a dis-
service to their upbringing.
Now, I don't mean to completely
trash the "Sisterhood." It's not a
School of Design flake. And terrible film - just a redundant
Lively (TV's "Gossip Girl") one, an old-studio ensemble pleas-
get, an undeclared Brown er like "The Women" or even the
r. They're normal coming- fairly recent "You've Got Mail."
people like the rest of us. The feeling is meant to be saccha-
See SISTERHOOD, Page 11