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Wild Child (2008)

 -  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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$831 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

$19,780 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene Poppy (Emma Roberts) asks: What is this place? Hogwarts? and then the movie cuts to a scene with Matron (Shirley Henderson) who Played Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter movies. See more »

Goofs

Kate and the others tell Poppy that Freddie got caught with a girl in "the third grade". British schools refer to "years" not "grades". See more »

Quotes

Poppy: [talking about all the stuff she has done - including taking revenge] ... Look at me going on and on. You can tell me to shut up anytime.
Freddie: Wow... Remind me never to get on your bad side, but thing is, I am pretty sure you don't have one.
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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 Alice in Wonderland (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Say it Right
Written by Nelly Furtado, Tim Mosley and Nate Hills
Performed by Nelly Furtado and Tim Mosley
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User Reviews

A great brain off comedy
17 April 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a American teenage girl with severe conduct problems. Her father sends her to a British boarding school in order to have her cleaned up.

"Wild Child" is a light hearted teen comedy. The abundance of hair dressing scenes, shopping scenes and dancing scenes is an indication that "Wild Child" is a fluffy movie that goes very well with popcorn. Though Poppy's behaviour is unacceptable at times, the film makes a point in saying that a person who displays bad behaviour is not equivalent to a bad person. It gives hope and support to troubled people who are rejected and disliked due to their bad behaviour.

The plot is realistic and yet dramatic enough to keep viewers interested. The friendships that Poppy created are well portrayed and told. The ending is heartwarming and satisfying. "Wild Child" is a great brain off comedy, and I enjoyed watching it.


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