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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.


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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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Diva adolescente  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,177,472 (UK) (15 August 2008)


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

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Did You Know?


The dance the Abbey Mount girls perform before the last part of the lacrosse Finale is a modified Haka, or "Maori war cry", as used by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. The first New Zealand rugby team to play overseas back in the late 19th century was the first to perform the Haka before their matches against the Australian teams to intimidate them. The Girls' Haka contains several of the present day's All Blacks' more aggressive Haka; Standing with knees bend while holding their arms bend over each other and their hands fisted, sticking out their tongue while yelling at the other team, slapping their elbows, thighs and chests, kneeling on one knee with a fist in the ground and their threatening facial expressions. See more »


When Molly is Making her pb and j sandwich, she has a blue top with a pony on it. But when we see her again in the upstairs landing she is wearing a blue shirt. See more »


Mrs. Kingsley: [shouting] Harriet, be quiet!
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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 »


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A great Drama movie
11 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

You have to absolutely see this movie. It contains lot of things movies these days don't have, like friendship, how you feel a friend let you down kind of things. actually I have to admit that it's so well written and Directed to make the viewer more emotional and to show the joy in friendship. this is a must watch movie and I prefer it to all persons who are aged above the MPAA rating of the film. And another thing about this movie is It's more real life than other movies I've seen like how characters behave kind of things and of course the movie casting Director had done a awesome job because the Actors and actresses fits well to the characters you'll definitely fell that when you are watching "Wild Child" movie. And the music is well matched to the scene and to the feeling of the scene. Everything is perfect the story line, direction, music This is a must watch movie as I mentioned before.

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