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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  »

Box Office

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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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Trivia

When the computer virus destroys her paper, Sydney enters a catatonic state for a couple of moments. This is a reference to Snow White entering a deep sleep after eating the apple. See more »

Goofs

While the character of Sydney is brunette like Snow White, both of her parents are blond. This is genetically impossible. Yet, many of the members of the sorority dyed their hair blond, so her mother may have done the same. See more »

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Tyler: The Kappa's are our sorority sisters.
Sydney White: Oh! So we'll be like brother and sister?
[Tyler gives her a weird look]
Sydney White: Oh, not in the related, familiar way, but more the fraternal-sororal, sororital... is that a word? ok.
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References Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »

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Beautiful Soul
Written by Andrew Dodd and Adam Watts
Performed by Jesse McCartney
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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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