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Sydney White

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Plot

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.2/10 (13,888 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director:
Joe Nussbaum

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long

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.

Cast:

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

Taglines:
Freshman year is no fairy tale.



Details

Official Website:
MySpace |

Release Date: 21 September 2007

Filming Locations: Church Street Station – 129 W. Church Street, Orlando, Florida, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $16,500,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,196,380
(USA)
(23 September 2007)
(2104 Screens)

Gross: $11,549,960
(USA)
(21 October 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

When Tyler sings to Sydney in the Library, he sings the same song that played while they danced at the Pledge Coronation.

Goofs:

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
When Katy tells Rachel about Sydney White at the Rush Party, the word "Legacy" is actually 3 syllables and not 3 words.

Quotes:

Gurkin:
Things are looking grim, brothers.



User Review

A genuinely good movie

Rating: 9/10


In our day and age, it's very difficult to find a truly funny film that
is also fairly sweet and innocent. Having grown up as a fairy tale
princess wannabe, I've seen my share of fairy tale spin-offs, and this
has by far been the best one. I was almost afraid to watch this movie,
seeing as it was PG-13 and that doesn't really mean anything anymore
(could be clean, like Sydney White, could be completely raunchy).
However, I was pleasantly surprised by its clever writing. Some may
complain that it is too stereotypical with the cliques, but I would
point out that the gorgeous Prince Charming is also a genuinely decent
guy, not just Mr. Popularity as in most films. I mean, let's face it:
fairy tales were pretty stereotypical to begin with. Evil queens,
handsome princes, princesses in danger or in hiding, or regular girls
becoming princesses. But that doesn't make it any less of a good story.
Overall, I found it highly entertaining and terrifically charming.
Truly heartwarming to a fairy tale fan like myself, and even to my dad,
who decided to accompany me to the movie because he had nothing better
to do–and believe me, it's not easy to entertain my dad with 'chick
flicks'.

Predictable, maybe. But who really wants to see the evil witch win in
the end?