Sydney White stars Amanda Byrne and would have to now be one of my fave movies. We hired it recently from our local video store and I think I watched it three times before returning it.
The plot is your typical one – young girl heads off to college and tries to join a Sorority and is victimised by the Queen of the Sorority who just has it in for her. I know, I know, ho hum – boring – but I didn’t think so…
Sydney White is not your typical, pack following teen girl – having been raised by her Dad since she was 9 (her Mum has passed away), Sydney can only be described as ‘tom boy’. Her wish to join the sorority is simply so she can follow in Mum’s footsteps and be closer to her. Having been ‘allowed’ to ‘pledge’ (all these terms we pick up from these movies), Sydney does not necessarily conform – doesn’t eat only rabbit food, but exhibits a strong healthy appetite that was great to see. Sydney’s greagrious, care free nature soon makes her a favourite with the other Sorority Sisters and pledges – but intesifies the dislike of the Sorority Queen…. and results in her being refused entry to the Sorority.
After her unceremonious ejection from the Sorority, Sydney is befriended by 7, very nerdy (or dorky) guys. These guys are the sort that will spend Saturday afternoon playing online role playing games, then re-enacting them – I’m sure you get the picture….
I won’t spoil the movie – I’ve given enough away for now – I recommend that you grab a copy today and watch it.
The movie is a great testimony to the power of positive thinking, persistence and a lot ingenuity – and it’s just plain fun. A strong 8 out 10 stars for this one!
I’m sure others will think it weak and cheesey, but I liked the simplicity and relative cleaness of the movie.
Have you seen the movie? What did you think?
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