A college freshman (Amanda Bynes) joins forces with seven misfits to take over the student government and promote fair treatment for nerd and noted alike.
" ...should satisfy Bynes fans looking for a pleasant, innocuous follow-up to her last vehicle. "
" A perky and chaste Y.A. update on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. "
" Its silly Snow White allusions aside, Sydney White is a simple but amiable modern fairy tale about a young woman (Amanda Bynes) who heads off to college determined to pledge her dead mom's sorority. "
" 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. "
" Snow White joins a sorority and gets some Revenge of the Nerds friends in Sydney White, a cute comedy for girls. "
" A lot of the acting is in the broad Disney Channel style. "
" As Sydney White again demonstrates, [Amanda Bynes] just doesn't seem to have found a script that lives up to her comic potential. "
" Dorks deserve better than this. Amanda Bynes deserve better than this. Most importantly, audiences deserve better than this. "
" How hard could it be to make a clever parody of Snow White? Very hard, apparently. "
" On television, Amanda Bynes' tendency toward slapstick can come across as sitcom-cute. Blown up on the big screen, it's the equivalent of a hammer hitting you over the head. For 90 minutes. In surround sound. "
" One of the dopiest, goofiest, and yes, I guess you can say, sneezy-ist and sleepy-ist, movies of the year. "
" Part fairy tale, part college comedy, totally unoriginal and a tad offensive, Sydney White stars Amanda Bynes as a new student who starts a rebellion against the school's oppressive Greek establishment. "
" 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. "
" Sydney White, according to its producers, is a sequel to Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story, and it shares with that 2004 film the vacuum-like ability to suck the fun out of a fairy tale. "
" This is not your middle-schooler's Amanda Bynes. While her female fans will appreciate that 21-year-old Bynes is growing up with them, maybe her next movie will stretch beyond the fractured fairy tale. "
" While the film's premise is shamelessly hokey and Joe Nussbaum's direction is at best pedestrian, props are due the young cast, especially Bynes, whose can-do optimism seems genuine if ultimately overdone. "
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