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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
(2008)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Conducted by:
David Snell

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jeff Atmajian
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 12th, 2008)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have no qualms about the immense amount of redundancy in Rachel Portman's career work for similar dramatic assignments of a warm, cuddly nature.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear either anything new from Portman or, unfortunately, any of the thematic or vocal elements from Cliff Eidelman's score for the first film in the franchise.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,798
WRITTEN 9/2/09
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2: (Rachel Portman) The 2005 coming of age film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants successfully appealed to the 12 to 19-year old demographic of girls and, more remarkably, a wide range of critics. Once again adapted from the novels of Ann Brashares is the 2008 sequel, and the same cast of four young actresses returns to convey how life and friendships can change so much in just a few years of college life. They are bound by a seemingly magical pair of pants that fits them all perfectly despite their differing body shapes, now shipping the pants across the world as they have traveled their separate directions. The pants are really only a tool with which Brashares tells the stories of each girl, and part of the reason for the concept's success is her ability to form connections between at least one of her fictional characters and girls in the audience. Critical response to Warner Brothers' continuation of the sisterhood (unoriginally called The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2) was equally well received by critics, who almost universally praised the uncompromised warmth in the stories of these girls. While the author and screenwriter remained as holdovers from the first production, most everyone else in the crew turned over. This included composer Cliff Eidelman, whose motion picture scoring career was already in jeopardy of an untimely death by the time he provided a conservatively pretty piece of music for the 2005 film. Eidelman has been an industry non-factor since, and the fact that he did not return for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is only a continuation of the disappointment that many fans of his early 1990's productivity feel towards his endeavors. On the other hand, this franchise isn't the kind to necessitate a particularly novel approach in its original music, and, after Edielman's departure, not much was lost when Rachel Portman took his place. Portman's career had itself taken a sabbatical in the late 2000's. Her score for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 represented her first musical effort since 2006, and it had been since 2000 that she had received significant mainstream attention. Ultimately, both The Duchess and the Grey Gardens television score would be more impressive, higher profile works in the subsequent year, though, leaving The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 as nothing more than a footnote. The quality of the music doesn't do much to change this designation.



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Average: 2.86 Stars
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Total Time: 27:47
• 1. Sisterhood (3:29)
• 2. Kostas (0:44)
• 3. Carmen and Ian Rehearse (2:39)
• 4. Welcome Home (1:07)
• 5. Bridget (3:20)
• 6. The Letters (2:43)
• 7. Lena (4:14)
• 8. Tibby (4:07)
• 9. Carmen (3:52)
• 10. Well Worn Pair of Pants (1:39)

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