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Sydney White (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  21 September 2007 (USA)
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A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.


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This modern retelling of the classic fairytale follows a beautiful college freshman as she pledges her late mother's once dignified sorority. But after discovering that today's sisterhood is not what it used to be, Sydney finds her new home away from home with seven outcasts. With the help of her socially challenged new friends, Sydney will take on the reigning campus queen to attempt to transform the school's misguided social hierarchy. Written by Morgan Creek Productions

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Freshman year is no fairy tale.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language, sexual humor and partying | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sydney White and the Seven Dorks  »

Box Office


$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,196,380 (USA) (21 September 2007)


$11,702,090 (USA) (26 October 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this simple tale charming and entertaining. It was funny without filth. The cinematography was quite lovely in many spots. It was fun to see John Schneider in a mature role for the first time in a long while. I feel that Amanda is a lovely, talented young girl who did a good job with the role. All the geeks were comical and interesting in their own individual ways. The facial expressions of George were absolutely endearing and evoked hilarious laughter several times. I found myself wanting to bring them all home for a good meal! I especially liked the excellent life-lesson shown for all of our society and wholeheartedly recommend this film for everyone over the age of 12. Younger kids just won't get it nor enjoy it.

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