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Sydney White

An obvious, labored fairy tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 19, 2007
1.0 1.0 Stars
SYDNEY WHITE: Spend your dollars elsewhere.

Once upon a time, Joe Nussbaum (last seen directing the straight-to-video American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile) decided to set his ambitious sights on updating the beloved Snow White. Just as he did with his breakthrough short, “George Lucas in Love,” he’s created a genre mash-up, grafting on the plot of Revenge of the Nerds and . . . the climax of Spartacus? The resulting “Sydney White and the Seven Dorks” is an obvious, labored fairy tale where the only ones lucky enough to live happily ever after are the audiences spending their dollars elsewhere. Amanda Bynes (Hairspray) plays Sydney, a Southern Atlantic University freshman dreaming of continuing her late mother’s legacy at a sorority lorded over by evil Rachel Witchburn (Sara Paxton). Banished to live with the social misfits on Greek Row, Sydney draws the attention of Tyler Prince (Matt Long), a charming metrosexual who offers to be her “Greek guide.” Now that would have been a movie.
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