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Sydney White (2007)

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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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Joe Nussbaum

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Bynes ... Sydney White
Sara Paxton ... Rachel
Matt Long ... Tyler
Jack Carpenter ... Lenny
Jeremy Howard ... Terrence
Crystal Hunt ... Dinky
Adam Hendershott ... Jeremy
Danny Strong ... Gurkin
Samm Levine ... Spanky
Libby Mintz ... Christy
John Schneider ... Paul White
Arnie Pantoja ... George
Donté Bonner ... Embele
Brian Patrick Clarke ... Professor Carleton
Lauren Leech ... Katy
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Freshman year is no fairy tale.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sydney White and the Seven Dorks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,196,380, 23 September 2007

Gross USA:

$11,892,415

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,620,075
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cast and crew were given 35 days to shoot the film. See more »

Goofs

When Katy tells Rachel about Sydney White at the Rush Party, she says the word "Legacy" is three words when it is really three syllables. Kappa members are, for the most part, portrayed as stereotypical preppy blondes. Katy should not be expected to be very smart. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Back on Track
Written by Graham Preskett
Courtesy of APM Music
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modern update on Snow White?
9 February 2008 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i think this is a modern retelling of the snow white fairy tale.it has most of the same types of characters as the fairy tale does.but instead of dwarfs,it has dorks.and the movie takes place on a college campus.it's an under dog movie,so it is fairly predictable,but it is a fun movie to watch.there is a great mix of characters with odd quirks,and Armada Bynes is so likable it's hard not to like the movie.she has great comedic timing and plays the fish out of water role very well.i laughed quite a bit throughout the movie.i like the fact that it's a movie that takes place on campus,but is not raunchy,or low brow.it's nice to know a movie can be funny and entertaining without being crude,lewd or offensive.not that there's anything wrong with that.i also really liked Sara Paxton as the school president/villainess.i thought she was very convincing.overall, a very entertaining 100 plus minutes.my vote for Sydney White is an 8/10


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