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 the sorority's vigorous pledging process, Syd is quickly banished for daring to question Rachel's regime. Now left with nowhere to go but a condemned house on the edge of Greek Row, the dejected and rejected pledge quickly makes friends with seven of the biggest social outcasts on campus. But while these socially challenged frat boys may not be much to look at, it gradually becomes apparent to Syd that they all have their fair share of admirable qualities -- especially love-struck super-geek Tyler (Matt Long). Perhaps if these nerdy frat boys and their new queen could successfully shake up the system by staging a successful takeover of the student government, they could restore the once-proud reputation of this prestigious university and offer a glimmer of hope to campus geeks everywhere! ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This was a decent, chick-flick and even though it doesn't introduce anything new into the world of comedy, its harmless fun. I must admit that She's the Man had a superior story and bigger laughs but I still think that Sydney White is at least worth a rental. Its only 90 minutes long and there's nothing complex about it so really its just a simply enjoyable time best watched on a saturday afternoon.
An okay movie if you're in high school. Was not overly impressed by Amanda Bynes acting. Sara Paxton played an iff-y mean girl. It was alright, an okay time filler, alright to watch, but don't expect much. Kind of reminded me off Cinderella Story meets Mean Girls.
Sydney White and her Seven Dorks have it all over Snow White & her Seven lil dudes...Like Ms. White, Sydney has her prince but she doesn't need saved. She takes care of business herself. This is about not feeling the need to give into the elite few, in this case "Greek Row" but rather join forces as the OTHER 80% of the population (in this case the campus)and & make a new and better world/life for all. MUCH better lesson than most fairy tales bring and one so needed in this world today, cleverly written and gave me a good share of laughs. This fractured fairy-tale got it just right. Amanda Bynes was just adorable.