Reviewed bydweezledapVote: 9/10/10
Call me sheltered, I work a lot. I never saw the trailers for thismovie nor read the preview. I had to watch it twice before I realizedthat there was a correlation between it and the Disney classic "SnowWhite".
That being said, my 9 year old daughter, 18 year old son, and my 40plus year old wife and I enjoyed this movie very much. The movie has acomedic presentation with a slightly serious undertone. It shows a verybasic lesson while keeping it entertaining. The message: "Be Yourself".
I have know idea why the movie is rated as PG-13. The worst vocabularythey use is b***h, and it is along the same lines as The PrincessDiaries (In my Opinion). As for sexual undertones ??? I saw more onShrek 3.
If you are a parent, teenager, or young adult I think you would enjoythis movie (unless you are Grumpy).
Reviewed byjlj9675-1Vote: 8/10/10
I found this simple tale charming and entertaining. It was funnywithout filth. The cinematography was quite lovely in many spots. Itwas fun to see John Schneider in a mature role for the first time in along while. I feel that Amanda is a lovely, talented young girl who dida good job with the role. All the geeks were comical and interesting intheir own individual ways. The facial expressions of George wereabsolutely endearing and evoked hilarious laughter several times. Ifound myself wanting to bring them all home for a good meal! Iespecially liked the excellent life-lesson shown for all of our societyand wholeheartedly recommend this film for everyone over the age of 12.Younger kids just won't get it nor enjoy it.
Reviewed byEmily TaylorVote: 7/10/10
Maybe I just haven't seen a good "teen girl" movie in so long. In fact,I don't remember the last time I went and saw a "teen girl" movie.Maybe if there were more out there was fun as this, I would. Basically,I had boring, rainy Saturday and a little sister. The trip to thetheatre wound up with the two us laughing our heads off and all theappropriate "aww" moments.
The premise is a modern-day Snow White on a college campus. A littlecontrived, but hey, it apparently worked. Sydney is your average tomboywho is under all sorts of pressure to pledge herself to her deadmother's old sorority. Well, the sorority girls are no longer what theyused to be, and the pampered princesses throw Sydney out into the rain.She winds up taking refuge at the Vortex, a student housing buildingwhere lives the guy she dumped for a sorority mission and his sixbizarre roommates.
Honestly, I didn't think it would work. But it did, and besides thecuteness there is a little more moral meat as Sydney and her newfriends lead a student body revolution. Yeah, it's cheesy and we'veseen the revenge-of-the-nerds theme many a time before, but it's sogoodhearted and fun that I couldn't help but love it, stereotypes,predictability, and all.
All the characters seemed very much into their roles. I wouldn't sayI'm an Amanda Bynes fan, but she failed to annoy me this time around!It was a great blend of an old story with modern college life withclever, roll-your-eyes references to the original Disney animated film.It might bother some people, but as a Snow White fan I thought theywere cute.
It's definitely a girl movie, I'll give you that, so if you can't putup with the silliness and the cheesiness, you will not enjoy it. But ifyou're a girl looking for a cute movie with a lot of harmless fun, thiswill hit the spot. This is one I will definitely buy on DVD and watchwhen I need something light and fun.
Not the most artistic of film making and not a whole lot of focus onin-depth characters and originality, but as a former teenage girl, Iwill happily give this adorable little film 7/10 for sheer sweetness, agood heart, and a passion for doing the right thing. Sometimes we justneed that girly spunk.
This modern retelling of the classic fairytale follows a beautiful college freshman as she pledges her late mother's once dignified sorority. But after discovering that today's sisterhood is not what it used to be, Sydney finds her new home away from home with seven outcasts. With the help of her socially challenged new friends, Sydney will take on the reigning campus queen to attempt to transform the school's misguided social hierarchy.