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Wild Child (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 August 2008 (UK)
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

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Since Malibu brat Poppy Moore's mom passed away, she has pushed her rich, usually absent dad Gerry shamelessly. When his patience wears out, she's shipped off to her mother's former English boarding school for girls, Abbey Mount. On her first day she makes enemies of most dorm mates, especially dominant lacrosse school captain Harriet, and of staff disciplinarian Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school only appealing feature for her is Kingsley's dashing son Freddie. When the dream prince transfers his favor from ambitious, uptight Harriet to unruly Poppy, that changes everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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New Girl. New School. New Rules.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some coarse and suggestive content, sex references and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Diva adolescente  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,177,472 (UK) (15 August 2008)

Gross:

$19,780 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

Actress Daisy Donovan, who also appeared in the film, contributed some additional dialogue to the screenplay, mainly consisting of contemporary phrases or sayings. She said one of the ways she did this was to go to the library and listen to teenagers talking to their friends whilst revising their A levels. See more »

Goofs

When Harriet is taking the "dirty call", it is clear she is using a school phone. However, in the next scene, when we see the fliers in the phonebox, the contact number begins with "07", the digits of a mobile phone number. See more »

Quotes

[Poppy and Harriet are fighting as Freddie comes by]
Freddie: Shouldn't you guys be in bikinis for that?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with scrapbook cutouts of Poppy and her new life at Abbey Mount, later showing a clip of her and her new friends at Poppy's beach house in Malibu. See more »

Connections

References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

If This Is Love
Performed by The Saturdays
Written by Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet,
John Reid, Remee and Ina Wroldsen
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So bad it's bordering on genius.
10 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a 20 year old male and was roped in to seeing this with my girlfriend, and I'm glad for it. The film has an incredibly predictable storyline, the acting isn't great, most of it complete and utter non-sense and most of events in the film hold little to no purpose.

I've gave it a high rating, however, because I don't think I've laughed quite as much at a film as I have at this one for a long, long time. I think the phrase 'so genius it's bordering on madness' applies here: the film isn't good, but that's where it succeeds. It's one of those films that aren't meant to be taken seriously, and as such you can just relax, and have a laugh. I spent a good hour or so crying of laughter, and I could't even catch my breath during the "I'm Spartacus" motif in the 'Honour Court' -- unintended comedy genius.

While it's no Space Odyssey and has less character depth in the entire film than is seen in one minute of A Clockwork Orange, it is nevertheless worth the watch.


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