It's not really about sisterhood and it's only a little bit about pants. Mostly though, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is about traveling. It's about journeys and what we have to go through to make us stronger. Four friends go shopping one day and find a pair of pants that magically fit each of them perfectly, despite different heights and body types. So they make a pact that, while they are on their separate journeys during the summer, they will share the pants, each girl wearing them for a week and then sending them on, so that they will be together in spirit all summer. Each girl goes on a journey of one kind or another, even the one who stayed behind in her hometown to work at a department store and work on her documentary.
This movie is touching, heartwarming, and sentimental, but not in the sickeningly sweet way. It is raw and emotional in parts, and I found myself in tears several times as the girls explored their relationships with their families and the world around them. It is definately a story of young girls finding out who they are and deciding what they want to become.