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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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:

Buntovnica u internatu  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,177,472 (UK) (15 August 2008)


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

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 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 »


Poppy: It's nice to see you when I'm not half-naked or delirious!
Freddie: I wouldn't speak to soon... is it wrong of me to say 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 »


References Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) See more »


Let Me Think About It
Written by Ida Corr, Christian von Staffeldt and Burhan Genc
Produced by Fedde Le Grand
Performed by Ida Corr and Fedde Le Grand
Courtesy of Flamingo Records
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User Reviews

Don't hold it to high standards and it will exceed your expectations
14 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know, this is a teen movie. What can you really expect? I think, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by Wild Child. The cast doe an excellent job, with the teens carrying the movie pretty much themselves.

The story line, though mostly predictable, is nicely delivered and felt honest.

This is a great movie for families, or girls' night out! I am 26 and thoroughly enjoyed it with my friends!!! Of course, don't hold it to high standards, it won't meet them, but for what it is, it exceeded expectations.

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