PG13 108min 2007
When tomboy Sydney (Bynes) is banished from the most popular sorority on campus, she is taken in by seven socially challenged but endangering guys. With the help of her new friends, Sydney stands up for outcasts everywhere and takes on the reigning campus queen in a popularity showdown! But can she succeed and also win the heart of gorgeous frat guy Tyler Prince? You’ll love this hilarious and sweet age-old story with a charming modern-day twist!
“Sydney White” is better than my perceived expectation. It is an amusing tale that the kids may not get all the jokes but is ok to watch. It has a message that kids of all ages should her. The young cast is interesting in their respective parts.
Snow White and her seven dwarfs, or little people to be PC are reconceived as Syndey White and her seven “dorks”. It is a live action version that I like a little better than the original tale. My perceived expectation may me think that this was a terrible interpretation based of its box office performance. It is geared to a younger audience but it is bearable and even enjoyable by an older audience.
As the tale is reconceived from a Disney tale it is somewhat geared to a younger audience but the story is more mature. Some of the subject matter kids are facing younger and younger. In the end, though “Sydney White” has a message that all should here about accepting one self and embracing your differences… “I’m a dork.”
This is a talented young cast. It is lead by Amanda Bynes someone who in her young years grasps the art of comedy better than comedians three times her age. The dorks all play their parts by many characters actors familiar and not so familiar to many audience. Just as in Snow White, you root for the “dorks” in all their endeavors.
There are several special featurette. It has the standard gag reel and deleted scenes. There is a featurettes highlighting the director, bynes and long, the “dorks”, the kappas, the skooze, and the vortex. The movie previews on this DVD are ”Bring It On: In It To Win It” and “Veggie Tales: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything”.
I give it 3/5.