4. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Original Release Date: June 1, 2005
Box Office Earnings: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was a modest success at the box office where it earned $42 million.
Critical Acclaim: The film based on the beloved book series was mostly well-received by critics. Many felt it retained the heartwarming tone from the novels and that the characters were well-cast with believable chemistry between them.
About the Role: When I pictured Bridget Vreeland while reading the books, I pictured Blake Lively. She was the perfect Bridget and my favorite character in the books when I read them in high school. She played Bridget’s high moments and her low moments with the grace we have come to expect from her.
Simply the Best: Bridget Vreeland is a spitfire on and off the soccer field. In the first film, she is one of the most confident and spirited girls in her group of friends. Bridget eventually goes to soccer camp where she meets her much older coach. The two have a relationship briefly and Bridget spirals into a dark depression afterward.
Her mother also suffered from depression and eventually committed suicide. Bridget’s storyline is one of the darker storylines in the book but both Lively and the movie do the plot justice and give it the respect it deserves.