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

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21 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sydney White and the Seven Dorks  »

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$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,702,090 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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There are many references to the actual fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: - 7 dorks : 7 dwarfs - #1 on "Hot or Not" list : Fairest of them all - Poison Apple Virus : Poison Apple to eat - The Vortex : The cottage - Tyler kisses Sydney to wake up from sleep : Prince kisses Snow White to wake up from death - "Things are looking grim, brothers" : The Grimm Brothers wrote the original Snow White - Rachel has tried to socially "kill" Sydney, but failed : The Evil Queen tried to physically kill Snow White, but failed - Tyler and Sydney were good friends early : The Prince and Snow White were good friends early See more »

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When Sydney gets on the bus and says "I love you, Dad." you can see Paul's jaw moving but there's no sound. See more »

Quotes

Lenny: Did they really make you sing Celine Dion?
Sydney White: Yeah.
Lenny: Do you need a place to stay?
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Version of Poor Cinderella (1934) See more »

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The UCF Fight Song
Composed by Dr. Richard Greenwood and Ron Ellis
Performed by The University of Central Florida Marching Knights
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It's no "She's the Man"
1 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Amanda Bynes is an enormously talented actress, and I've really enjoyed all of her roles in the past, especially in the fantastic "She's the Man." For that reason alone, "Sydney White" was a huge disappointment for me. The real reason for my dislike of this film is the poor use of characters. In a good fun teen comedy, its perfectly alright to have a cast of all fairly reality-based teen characters. In "Sydney White," this idea is thrown out the window.

Amanda Bynes makes a fine Sydney, but she is really lacking in a lot of what usually makes her sparkle as an actress. I blame this on the script, which makes her character too bland and restrained, and on the hair/makeup department, which gives her a detestable plastic look and an annoying hair style. The seven "dorks" that Sydney eventually befriends are far worse. They are so dorky that it's impossible to like them or even respect them as characters. They're essentially repulsive gag fodder. As is the story's "Prince Charming," who is completely unbelievable as a character and is about as cheesy as can be.

Perhaps the film's biggest star-to-be (with the possible exception of Amanda Bynes) is Sara Paxton, who's actually very good as the conniving Rachel Witchburn. It's just a shame that the script-writers didn't make her a bit more gray than black.

The plot is basically that of "Snow White." What kills it is that it is too blunt and obvious a re-imagining. The connections to "Snow White" are thrown at us so much throughout the film that they are ultimately annoying and overblown. Prince Charming is unrealistically charming, the "witch" is far too despicably witchy, the seven "dorks" are too dorky, and Sydney is just too pure of heart. Now, this is not to say that the movie is all bad. Though Bynes is forced down by the script, she still has her moments. As does Sara Paxton, who brings physical comedy to the max in her scenes. Sydney's room-mate, named "Dinky" is also great fun as a character. It's a somewhat funny film at parts that is ultimately just too cheesy and clichéd to recommend.


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