I saw this movie this weekend and was expecting so much more. Where I enjoyed the storyline for Lena and Carmen, I found the other two to be something I'd rather skip.
Where the Greek storyline (Lena) was heartwarming and interesting, the Mexican storyline (Bridget) was predictable and boring. Watching a character (Lena) going through the ups and downs of trying to please everyone around them as well as herself is much more interesting than watching a character (Bridget) lusting after a guy that she has no real chemistry with. Angst is all well and good, but the people playing the characters need to actually have the longing reach their eyes. They both looked kind of uninterested.
With the other two storylines, watching Carmen's struggle to try to reconnect with her father while not knowing how to communicate with him was far more interesting than Tibby's self centered woe-is-me, look how my friends deserted me attitude all summer. As soon as the young girl comes into the storyline (Tibby's) you know exactly what is about to happen to her and how it will affect Tibby. Too predictable. The only time she actually came to life is when her friends returned from their respective vacations. We're suppose to believe that this girl can't function at all without her friends? Unlikely.
I mean, come on. You shouldn't know exactly what's going to happen in a particular storyline before it appears on the screen. Both Tibby's and Bridget's storylines were just that. It was all I could do to not hit fast forward on my remote.