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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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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)

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$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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During the "Date Dash", the pledges are told they have to grab a date, with no change in clothing, no hair fixing, and no makeup. Yet, in the restaurant, Sydney is clearly wearing white eyeliner/shadow and lipstick. See more »

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Lenny: [talking about Spanky] He keeps himself happy.
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When I See You Smile
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Performed by Gabriel Mann
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Borderline flop rescued by Bynes
12 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Watching this brought back uncomfortable memories of 'House Bunny' although the latter was released a year later and I didn't buy the DVDs in chronological order. Where this succeeds and HB fails, is that Amanda Bynes makes the best of her role but Anna Faris looked very uncomfortable in hers - which to be fair to her was rather exploitative..

Much of this is drivel, let's not kid ourselves. All credit to AB that she alone does not give up on the weak script and lack of direction, and in the end pulls a rabbit or two out of a decidedly tired hat. By the end of this movie I had forgiven much of the dull and uninspired performances because it all works out for the best. Sentimental twaddle it may be, but it won me over - so all credit for that.

Saddest sight for me was seeing a 33 year old Danny Strong playing a student - a role he seems permanently associated with. He didn't look too impressed either. And I don't see Matt Long as the hero type but hey ... at least Sara Paxton makes a good bitch .. or witch. I didn't get the Snow White thing till about 3/4 way through, but then I'm a bit slow :)


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