The other fun part of this film, for me, is that it features one of my childhood friends, Lauren Leech, who plays the part of Katy (a super-blond Kappa loyalist)!Watch for her cruel little prank against the seven loveable dorks in the party scene towards the end of the movie.Bynes stars as the title character, a tomboy of sorts who was raised by her plumber dad (John Schneider) and his construction worker buddies after her mother died when she was nine.Now 18, Sydney leaves for her first year of college with only one thing on her mind: pledge for her mother’s sorority and make life-long friends.
It’s definitely not director Joe Nussbaum, however, who displays a total of three different camera moves throughout the film’s 90-minute runtime.
ou’ve gotta give credit to Amanda Bynes for keeping it real.
While other young actresses are out there trying to prove their worth in several different mediums (getting coked up and arrested along the way), Amanda’s perfectly content with doing what she does best.
Sure, the last thing we all need is another teen comedy based on a pre-existing work of fiction (especially one as popular as "Snow White"), but if there’s anyone up to the task, it’s certainly Bynes, whose re-imagination of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (“She’s the Man”) was far better than anyone could have possibly imagined.
“Sydney White” isn’t quite the magic fairy tale from which it was based, but it’s a decent outing nonetheless, and one that should cement the actress as the go-to girl for any other classics in need of a 21st century makeover.