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This likable film from director Joe Nussbaum (SLEEPOVER, AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: THE NAKED MILE) revives the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Sydney White (Amanda Byn...Read more
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Sydney White: Modern Day Snow White & the Seven Dorks
Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) is a modern day adaptation of the timeless fairytale Snow White. In this instance, our heroine is a college student away from home for the 1st time...Read more
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Revenge of the Nerds Redux
Cute, predictable and pretty much totally family friendly. Loose re-telling of the Snow White fairytale including 7 nerdy guys taking in the would-be college princess and a s...Read more

Sydney White (DVD, 2008, Widescreen)

Joe Nussbaum, Amanda Bynes|Theatrical release: 2007 | Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

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This likable film from director Joe Nussbaum (SLEEPOVER, AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: THE NAKED MILE) revives the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) has dreamed of following in her mother's footsteps and being a Kappa Phi Nu sister since she was a little girl. Now a freshman at Southern Atlantic University, this pledge isn't your typical sorority girl. Raised by her widower father (John Schneider) since she was nine, Sydney is more comfortable wielding a power drill than she is power shopping. Unfortunately, this doesn't sit well with the sorority and student body president, Rachel Witchburn (Sara Paxton)--especially when campus stud Tyler Prince (Matt Long) appears smitten with Sydney. Soon, Sydney finds herself living in the "Vortex," a makeshift haven on Greek Row for seven misfit male students. A "dork" at heart herself, Sydney decides to empower her housemates and all the disenfranchised students at the university and take the school back from the fraternities and sororities.Each of Sydney's housemates exhibits a trait of the seven dwarves (Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Doc, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey) and is dorky yet endearing in his own way. Used to being outsiders, Sydney's housemates are invigorated by their new cool, cute friend who genuinely likes them. The ultimate message is that everybody houses an inner dork, and deep down, everyone just wants to feel accepted and appreciated. Bynes's feisty Sydney is refreshing in a world of cookie-cutter girl characters, Paxton is spot-on as witchy campus queen Rachel, and Long is appealing as the campus dreamboat.


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Edition:Widescreen
Number of Discs:1
Rating:PG-13 (MPAA)
Film Country:USA
UPC:025195021807


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Genre:Comedies
Format:DVD
Display Format:Widescreen

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Director:Joe Nussbaum
Leading Role:Amanda Bynes
eBay Product ID: EPID64074800
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Sydney White: Modern Day Snow White & the Seven Dorks

Created: 24/01/08
Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) is a modern day adaptation of the timeless fairytale Snow White. In this instance, our heroine is a college student away from home for the 1st time. She is rejected by the sorority that was her deceased mother's alma mater and finds herself instantly homeless and a social outcast. With nowhere else to go, she ends up at "The Vortex" (the campus house that is infamous for sucking up all the losers). She is taken in by the seven dorks that live there and the laughs begin in earnest. In many ways it's like Snow White meets Revenge of the Nerds.
The other cast members include John Schneider (Sydney's father), Matt Long (Tyler Prince- Sydney's love interest), Sara Paxton (Sorority Leader & student council president- Rachel Witchburn), Jack Carpenter (Lenny- the head "dork"), Jeremy Howard (Terrence Lubinecki- the dork that dares to run for student council president against Rachel).
While it is totally predictable, it is still worth watching if you are in the mood for something light and frivolous. Amanda Bynes once again shows her talent at comedic timing and proves that she really is a decent actress. It is rated PG-13 for some language, sexual humor and college partying. I wouldn't recommend it for younger viewers but think the preteen to younger teens will find it utterly delightful.
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Revenge of the Nerds Redux

Created: 20/06/08
Cute, predictable and pretty much totally family friendly. Loose re-telling of the Snow White fairytale including 7 nerdy guys taking in the would-be college princess and a series of nameplays, e.g., Rachel Witchburn (the sorority queen) and Tyler Prince. The working title for this one was "Sydney White and the Seven Dorks" which kind of says it all. Couldn't help but think of the classic "Revenge of the Nerds", Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards flick from the mid-1980's. Especially the climax scene when all the campus popular kids admit to being "Dorks"...ugh!
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A Modern Fairy Tale of Miniscule Proportions

Created: 21/03/09
Given such a puerile premise this re-imagining of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs could have both sucked and blown. Of course the movie is cutesy, it's a tween movie with a prince falling in love with a princess despite the machinations of a an evil witch, but Nussbaum chose to focus on the dork side. The translation of the original dwarfs to modern stereotypes was spot on. Doc is the science nerd. Sneezy is the allergy-prone hypochondriac. Happy is the desperate virgin nicknamed Spanky. But best of all is Grumpy as the pissed off blogger, Gurkin. "Do any of you guys know another word for "douchebaggery", I don't want to use it three times in the same post." Brilliant.
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sweet qwirky film

Created: 08/06/09
It's a twist on the story of Snow White, only with dorks not dwarfs. Nice girl goes to college to be thrown into the catish world of soroities, yet niceness shines through. Sweet story where girl gets her "prince". I thought the jealousy of the evil queen was retold as the president of the soroity. Although the dorks are little over the top, but in the fairytale setting over the top charcters are quite usual. And of course the end is summed up perfectly, in tru fairytale style. I have enjoyed this movie for it's light comedy and good feelings!
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Good Fun

Created: 29/01/08
This is an enjoyable comedy, but it's not for those who prefer more artful scripts and acting. While the plot is a familiar one, the performances of Amanda Bynes (Sydney), Sara Paxton (Rachel), and Crystal Hunt (Dinky) provide the right mix of contrasting characters for this predictable young adult romantic comedy/farce. The "Revenge of the DORKS" subplot adds some feel-good silliness. A good addition to your video library.
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