Sydney White

 (1,389)6.21 h 48 min2007X-RayPG-13
In a college comedy that puts a modern-day twist on an age-old story, Sydney White tells the tale of a tomboy freshman who ditches her conniving sorority sisters and finds a new home with a group of very dorky outcasts. Fed up with the way they've all been treated, she's off to war against the reigning campus royalty.
Directors
Joe Nussbaum
Starring
Amanda BynesSara PaxtonMatt Long
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Jack CarpenterJeremy HowardCrystal HuntAdam HendershottDanny StrongSamm Levine
Producers
David Robinson
Studio
Universal
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

1389 global ratings

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  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
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  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars

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Pen NameReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019
3.0 out of 5 starsThe first half of this film was quite good...
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I enjoyed this one, at least in the beginning. A pretty girl raised by her construction worker dad leaves for college, intending to join the sorority that her mom was once a member. Soon we see a definite "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs" analogy come into play, as the beautiful blonde "evil queen" of the sorority decides to destroy the pretty girl's dreams, with her forced to take refuge in the dilapidated residence hall of seven dorky nerd-students. At this point, the film begins to go downhill fast, quickly becoming a corny re-make of "Revenge of the Nerds!" I thought that the entire ending was just LAME!
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Eagle MacCallisterReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021
3.0 out of 5 starsTO DORKY
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I've watched this movie before & it's kind of amusing, in a way; but pretty dorky, too. I agree with Pen Name's review. Pretty much said it all. There have been dozens of movies made, using the Cinderella story analogy. Several, using the Beauty and the Beast story. This is the first and only movie going with the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs analogy, that I'm aware of.. And I agree, it's also kind of another version of Revenge of the Nerds. What I really think is dorky, is the fact that every single member of the sorority is blond & size 2; except one; but even she is Blond and White. Apparently, not much changed from when Sidney's mom was there; since she was blond, size 2, and white, also. I really think the producers could have had at least one Brunett or redhead. And at least one who was of darker color, or Oriental. Some sort of diversity. Even when I watched this movie the first time, I thought it corny that every member of the house was, BLOND....... and, of course, white. And the ending is definitely taken out of the REVENGE OF THE NERDS, analogy. I gave it 3 stars because I liked it. But, really liked it? That's another story.
April JohnsonReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2021
2.0 out of 5 starsMaybe I’m just too old to appreciate this movie
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I didn’t like this movie. It was too predictable and I cringed at many scenes . The last 20 minutes of the movie was unbearably corny for me so I didn’t finish it. I am a 25 year old female and often enjoy the coming of age/young adult type movies. The problem with this movie is that the script was too explicit which made everything so predictable and cliche. It’s like a 10 year old who has never experienced anything and only has other movies and TV shows to go off of wrote this script to create a really corny teen movie.
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Bob FarrellReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsCute
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Strong girl stays righteous and stands up to bullying. Teaches people to be themselves and have the confidence to grab life by the horns. Cute, inspirational story.
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Emily J. MorrisReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2008
3.0 out of 5 starsQuirky, cute, and stereotypically inspirational
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I was captivated by this little charmer this first time I saw it in theaters. The premise is a modern-day Snow White on a college campus. A little contrived, but hey, it apparently worked. Sydney is your average tomboy who is under all sorts of pressure to pledge herself to her dead mother's old sorority. Well, the sorority girls are no longer what they used to be, and the pampered princesses throw Sydney out into the rain. She winds up taking refuge at the Vortex, a student housing building where lives the guy she dumped for a sorority mission and his six bizarre roommates.

Honestly, I didn't think it would work. But it did, and besides the cuteness there is a little more moral meat as Sydney and her new friends lead a student body revolution. Yeah, it's cheesy and we've seen the revenge-of-the-nerds theme many a time before, but it's so goodhearted and fun that I couldn't help but love it, stereotypes, predictability, and all.

All the characters seemed very much into their roles. I wouldn't say I'm an Amanda Bynes fan, but she failed to annoy me this time around! It was a great blend of an old story with modern college life with clever, roll-your-eyes references to the original Disney animated film. It might bother some people, but as a Snow White fan I thought they were cute.

It's definitely a girl movie, I'll give you that, so if you can't put up with the silliness and the cheesiness, you will not enjoy it. But if you're a girl looking for a cute movie with a lot of harmless fun, this will hit the spot.

Not the most artistic of film making and not a whole lot of focus on in-depth characters and originality, but as a former teenage girl,I loved it for sheer sweetness, a good heart, and a passion for doing the right thing. Sometimes we just need that girly spunk.
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Ephraim ElizondoReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsSydney White delivers.
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This blu ray arrived on time and in excellent condition. This movie is funny and entertaining. The characters are likeable. The picture quality is very good.
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♡♡♡Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsHilarious! Entertaining!
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There are many lessons that can be learned from this movie! Love the storyline and cast! It's funny - definitely a classic! It does have it's own take on the movie "Snow White." I've watched this movie so many times now and enjoy watching it each time!

Always be yourself! ❤
DanReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2017
3.0 out of 5 starsDork: the movie
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This movie is good for background noise I guess. It is cringeworthy in so many moments and it has plenty of American highschool-movie clichés. Amanda is really cute however, she has during the whole movie those nasty hair strands on the side of her face, I think to make her face less round (?)...Sarah Paxton is mesmerizing to look at though definitely nailed the mean girl part.
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