In Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2, the magical jeans take Carmen (America Ferrera) to theater camp in Vermont, Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) to NYU film school, Bridget (Blake Lively) to an archaeological dig in Turkey, and Lena (Alexis Bledel) to the Rhode Island School of Design. And while the movie centers on the four young women navigating their friendships from a distance and yada yada yada, I’m gonna cut to the subject I know you’re all really dying to talk about: the guys of Sisterhood.
After the jump, a spoiler-y discussion of the movie’s four leading men, and which one I think is poised to break out as the next great romantic-comedy star.
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This time around, 75 percent of the Sisterhood gets entangled in romantic drama. (Apparently, Lively gets enough ofthat on Gossip Girl.) Let’s break it on down (going clockwise, from the top left):
- Tom Wisdom (Ian): At theater camp, Carmen miraculouslywins the lead role in the summer play, which gives her plenty ofone-on-one time with co-star Ian. This leads to (surprise of surprises) romance, but not without (more surprises) pesky obstacles: Carmen’sroomie wants the guy all to herself. Wisdom scores points with his adorable accent, but am I the only one who didn’t exactly feel the chemistry between himand Fererra?
- Michael Rady (Kostas): How’s this for an acting challenge? In between the first and second Traveling Pants installments, Rady’s Greek loverboy character forgets he’s supposed to be pining for Lena, his across-the-ocean ex, and goes off and gets hitched to another woman. Does this make the guy any less dreamy? Absolutely not. And thankfully, Rady’s role in the film isn’t dimished just because his character’s taken. (I mean, Rady’s role as a philosophy teacher on Swingtown is about to come to an end, and a girl needs her fix!)
- Leonardo Nam (Brian McBrian): Another actor reprising his rolefrom the first Traveling Pants flick, Nam scores the film’s most realistic story arc — Brian uses a two-year-old condom with Tibby, resulting in a pregnancy scare and a break-up — and while his video-gamer character isn’t exactly source material for a rom-com daydream, the guy’s performance is rock-solid.
- Jesse Williams (Leo): He’s the art student Lenameets (and eventually falls for) after he poses nude for her drawing class. Believe it or not, this is the firsttime Williams’ intense eyes have made their way to the big-screen, though hopefully not the last.
Yep, that’s a lot of talent (not to mention eye candy) for a single chick-flick, but if I had to place my money on one member of Sisterhood’s brotherhood, it’d have to be Rady. I’m already dying to see him go Greekthis fall, and with a little luck (and some careful career management) I think he’s got the goods to headline a big-screen romance down the road. What about you, PopWatchers? Whichtraveling man do you think gave the best performance? Discuss below!