Based on Ann Brashares' best-selling series of novels about four young women
who share an unbreakable bond through the unpredictable events of their lives, the new
story catches up with Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena in the months following their first
year of college.
Having been apart all year, their plans for the summer will take them even further
along separate paths as each experiences the freedom, love, choices and challenging life
lessons that mark their individual journeys toward adulthood. Now it will take more than a
hurried note…or even a treasured pair of pants passed back and forth among them to keep
their lives connected.
Feeling displaced at home with her mother expecting a new baby, and disappointed
that her friends opted to spend the summer away, Carmen (America Ferrera) accepts a
chance invitation to work backstage at a theater festival in Vermont. There, she
surprisingly finds herself thrust into the spotlight for the very first time and simultaneously
becomes the focus of the play's handsome young leading man.
Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), meanwhile, remains in New York City to wrap an NYU
film project while cautiously taking her relationship with Brian McBrian (Leonardo Nam)
to the next level. When an unexpected crisis complicates everything, she must finally face
her fear of getting close if she wants to let love in.
Bridget (Blake Lively), still struggling with the loss of her mother and questions
about her past, travels to Turkey for an archeological dig before realizing that the truths she
needs to uncover are buried closer to home.
And Lena (Alexis Bledel), separated from first love Kostos (Michael Rady) and
studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, meets a free-spirited fellow art student
(Jesse Williams) who forces her to choose between holding on to her memories or
mending her heart and pursuing an exciting new love.
For Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena, communication was always as easy as
breathing. Now, new priorities and rapid changes make it harder for them to keep in touch.
Messages are sometimes missed… or misunderstood. But when it matters most, they will
still reach out to those who know them best.
Finding a way to share their experiences as they always have, with heart and
humor, they will come to value more than ever the immeasurable power of their friendship.