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Sydney White

Sydney White
  • 2007
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Nussbaum
  • Written by: Chad Creasey
  • Cast: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, John Schneider, Crystal Hunt

Nussbaum's modern high school adaptation of Snow White should mark an end to the tediously fashionable practice of shoehorning classic texts into a modern teenage setting. Bynes plays our eponymous hero, and the wicked stepmother is sorority leader and school president Rachel Wicthburn (Paxton). Unfortunately such inventions as the modern mirror on the wall, the college website, do not last as the movie descends into tedious schmaltz.

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Sydney White

17 Jan 20082 stars

Ever since Amy Heckerling’s Clueless loosely adapted Jane Austen’s Emma to a modern High School setting it’s been the done thing to drop classic texts into a contemporary teenage setting. Joe Nussbaum’s Sydney White, which was released in the US shortly…

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