Sydney White

September 21st, 2007


Sydney White

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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

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.

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.


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


Did You Know?

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

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.

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?


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