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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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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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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

Official Sites:

Official Site

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, Wide Release

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

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 »

Goofs

If you look closely, you see that Sydney's bangs change in length. The bangs in the front of her face are longer than the ones in back at the beginning of the movie, then switch so that they are shorter. See more »

Quotes

Tyler: Do I make you nervous?
Sydney White: No... Tyler, was it?
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References Dallas (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Composed by Richard Strauss
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (as The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Charming as well as Hilarious
20 September 2007 | by PranksalotSee all my reviews

This movie is a rarity, genuine humor is displayed throughout the film without using sex jokes/raunchiness references. That's is what comedy films need to strive for which is clean wholesome humor unlike movies such as SuperBad, Borat, Wedding Crashers, and Knocked Up. I know it's difficult with today's society to come up with clean jokes with what is shown on television now days, which is why Sydney White deserves several rounds of applause. I can't even think of a college movie which does not have at least one dirty joke or being as wholesome as this film. According to an article Amanda is the one who told the writers to tone down the script and not make it raunchy. Amanda Bynes as the leading performer in this movie is phenomenal. She is hysterically funny as well as being cute as a button. Amanda is destined to have a long career in the comedy field since there isn't many actresses out there who can even "do" comedy. What Amanda have and not many other actors/actresses is her facial expressions. Her facial expressions makes the movie 10 times better. It's as if Amanda is two actresses wrapped in one.

I really like Amanda's interaction with the dorks, the scenes when they are all together...it's the best. Matt Long is charming as the prince. His type of character is rare in movies and in real life. He's handsome, funny, and do charity work. Amanda Bynes and Matt Long have great chemistry, makes me wish they will date each other in real life.

Cyrstal Hunt is funny as the airhead southern buddy of Sydney. The weakest link of the movie would be Sara Paxon, but she improves throughout the movie. There is some clichés in the movie, but what movie doesn't? Every movie borrows somethings from other resources. Another rare thing that this movie have would be that it actually teaches a great lesson which is to be yourself and not to conform.


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