I finally got to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants this weekend, and I have to say, I really liked it. I read the book, but it was awhile back, so the changes didn’t bother me THAT much, and on the whole, I thought it was pretty faithful to the story. It had just what I need in a movie: a good plot, with a beginning, middle and end, some humor, some tears. So nice. Although I have to say that I was a little distracted by all the Neutrogena product placement. Their stuff was everywhere, and while product stuff is normal in movies these days, in a few shots it was really blatant, like in Tibby’s store (where she just happens to be standing in front of an entire shelf of products) and when Lena’s packing her bag (look! Neutrogena sunscreen! She’ll need that!). I guess it’s just part of making movies these days, though. But if you walked out thinking, hmmmm, I really should get some Neutrogena shampoo on my way home…now you know why. And here you thought it was just a coincidence.
I was impressed, also, by the makeup of the audience at the movie. I expected to see a lot of teenagers, and while there were several there, there were also women of all ages (no men, that I could see, but then again it wasn’t really marketed to them, I guess). Lots of women who came in groups, a girl’s day out kind of thing. Which just goes to prove my theory that the teenage experience is not only limited to teenagers. Whether you’re in high school now, or once were, you can relate. With books as well as movies. Right?
I do have to say, though, that I was the first person in the theatre. I’m sitting there, eating my popcorn, about the seventh row back, and these women come in. Work their way down the aisle, taking their time….and sit right next to me. Okay, there was ONE seat between me and them, but still: the entire theatre was empty. I felt so unnerved, I can’t even tell you. But as I sat there—hearing every word of their conversation because they were RIGHT THERE—I thought I should maybe take this as a compliment. Maybe I just have great taste in movie seats, and picked the best possible place, to the point where they couldn’t help but join me.
Whatever, the movie was great, weekend was great. It’s summer, and I’m drinking a big cup of coffee, which is like the nectar of the gods. Enough complaining! Enjoy your day…
have a good one, everyone!