The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Sensitive portrayal of four girls' friendships.

PG 2005 119 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 69 reviews

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age 13+

Irresponsible Sex Lesson

Although I believe girls 13 and above would be okay reading this book (with perhaps parental footnote) which I will explain later. This book was recommended summer reading for my 10 year old. That is way too young. This book is told in the POV of four 15-16 year old girls. There is drinking, skinny-dipping, death, suicide. Shall I say more? Okay I will. The most disturbing part for me was a 15 year old girl seducing her 19 year old soccer coach. I believe in this country that is considered Statutory Rape. And okay, while as an adult, I can understand the nuances, and the lesson the girl learned, and the apologies made, and the regret, and ALL that. Here is the problem. While it dealt with her emotional regret, it never mentioned if the guy wore a condom, or the fact that sometimes in life, having sex can lead to deeper consequences like Sexually Transmitted Disease OR Pregnancy. So for me, this was an irresponsible bit of literature.

This title has:

Too much sex
4 people found this helpful.
age 11+
amazing movie

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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