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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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Comedy | Romance

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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)  »

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Sydney White and the Seven Dorks  »

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$16,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$11,702,090 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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Most of the members of the "SAU Marching Sharks" in the film are actual band members. Members of the University of Central Florida Marching Knights were used to film these scenes. See more »

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Greeting card given to Sydney at beginning of film states: "Congratulations! Your (sic) going to college!" A strange error for such an important education-related printing. See more »

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Sydney White: Hey! You're a guy, right?
Lenny: [uncertainly, looking unsure of himself] ... Yeah?
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References Halo (2001) See more »

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Written by Daniel Nielsen
Courtesy of APM Music
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Modern Day Fairy Tale...
22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't we all wish our lives could be fairy tales??? In this movie, that's exactly what one naive and tomboyish girl named Sydney White gets. To us, it seems like a rather familiar story.

What Amanda Bynes is so good at is delivering clean and funny teen and family comedies. She is a very funny actress, and continues to be respectable by not screwing up her life like most actresses her age. She's cute as Sydney, though her tan was not. It was quite over-done in fact. Besides her the ones who steal the show are, of course, the dorks (aka dwarfs). They are certainly adorable, and we can't help but think that Sydney has found the best possible friends on campus. The downfall in the cast was Sara Paxton as the arch-nemesis Rachel WITCHburn. She just didn't seem quite evil enough for me. Crystal Hunt was also not that great as Sydney southern friend Dinky.

There are some laugh-out-loud moments and one-liners. The most fun part of the movie is catching the fairy tale parts as they come. That and watching the dorks. "Sydney White" is a fine family film and will even work well for teens, and it has a very nice message. However, it never reaches any kind of high point and kind of just seems to go on at a continuous rate. Still, it's worth a watch as a diversion from reality and back into fairy tale world. 6/10 stars!

Jay Addison


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