Sydney White
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After pledging her late mother's once-dignified sorority, a college freshman aligns herself with seven social outcasts in an attempt to influence change over the school's flawed social hierarchy in this comedy starring Amanda Bynes. College freshman Sydney White (Bynes) has just arrived at Southern Atlantic University ready and eager to pledge her late mother's sorority. Once upon a time, this sorority was dignified and respected, but that pristine reputation has been tarnished now that blonde tyrant Rachel (Sara Paxton) has taken over as student council president. After surviving… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

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"A lot of the acting is in the broad Disney Channel style."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"...should satisfy Bynes fans looking for a pleasant, innocuous follow-up to her last vehicle."
‑ Lael Loewenstein, Variety
"...Sydney White's astounding lack of positive attributes cements its place as an utterly worthless endeavor."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"rather clever! Bynes is her usual bubbly, entertaining-self"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A Grimm prospect for fairytale traditionalists, but breezy enough to stop tweens feeling sleepy."
‑ , Total Film
"A perky and chaste Y.A. update on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Ms. Bynes, with her cherubic face, expressive eyes and comic timing, helps create a positive, pleasing diversion that caters to the geek in all of us."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"Sydney helps a group of geeks with the most mundane tasks, such as tying shoes, and waking up and there isn't one ounce of believability in the journey."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Audiences will identify more with Sydney White's misfit cast than its bland leading lady."
‑ Christian Toto, Washington Times
"A decent vehicle for Bynes."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"One of the dopiest, goofiest, and yes, I guess you can say, sneezy-ist and sleepy-ist, movies of the year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Sydney White's message of embracing all kinds of people and not quaking in fear of the elite and popular is a sound one, but each twist and turn is so telegraphed and expected that the story feels wan and the comedy feeble."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"This surprisingly clever coed reworking of Snow White does for dorks what Revenge of the Nerds did for, well, you know."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"Strictly for teenage girls, Sydney White is not totally without charms, but is too breathless, too cheesy and far too dorky to leave a favourable impact."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Despite a predictable and formulaic storyline, there are enough genuine laugh-inducing moments... that Sydney White is rarely boring if not exactly fresh or original."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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