As I loved the first Traveling Pants movie, I was looking forward to seeing how the girls' lives had progressed in the sequel. Granted, seeing them as young women in college was mildly interesting, but the sequel left much to be desired.
The writing and acting in this film seem to belong more to a really bad television series, the kind that gets cancelled after half a season, than a major motion picture. It seems that neither the writers nor the actors were truly interested in making a sequel. And rather than focusing on how the girls' identities have developed as young women, most of the plot is essentially a reworking of the first movie's storyline.
The most difficult part of the movie for me to accept, though, are the huge holes in the plot. I was able to reluctantly accept the notion in the first movie that a pair of pants could be shipped around the world (twice) in one summer. However, I cannot seem to beleive that the girls could suddenly all fly to Greece at a moment's notice (explained away by the "fact" that Carmen's stepfather has millions of air miles).
This is a sadly disappointing sequel to a wonderful film. While I enjoyed seeing the how the girls have grown into women, I would have to say that I am glad I rented this movie instead of buying it.